Biography for Ron Shinkman
It's rare when you can mutter the words "novelist," "Jeopardy contestant" and "FierceHealthFinance" in the same breath. But Ron Shinkman, editor of FierceHealthFinance, makes it all possible. Besides writing a novel that one Amazon.com reviewer deemed a "wry thriller," Ron once won $16,000 as a Jeopardy contestant!
No doubt Ron amassed his plot ideas--not to mention mounds of miscellaneous trivia--during nearly two decades as a journalist. You may remember Ron from his years as the Los Angeles Bureau Chief of Modern Healthcare, where he focused on corporate governance issues. Or maybe you recognize his byline from the Los Angeles Business Journal, where he covered the healthcare and insurance beats. He has also written for HealthLeaders Media, Trustee magazine, and Payer & Providers. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him @FierceHealth on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Ron Shinkman
Hospitals oppose proposed reductions in the Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2015, which includes $414.3 billion in reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over the next 10 years, according to AHA News Now.
Hospital drug costs will likely rise between 3 and 5 percent this year, according to data from the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
Idaho's St. Luke's Health System and the Saltzer Medical Group filed a motion this week to suspend a federal judge's order to dissolve their partnership due to antitrust concerns.
Hospitals now appeal about half of all RAC payment denials, which cause long delays associated with the process, according to the latest survey from the American Hospital Association.
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami is on the losing side of a plan intended to make Medicaid funding more equitable among the hospitals in the Sunshine State.
The cost of repealing and replacing the troubled sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula with a new payment formula for physician Medicare payments will cost $138 billion over the next decade if lawmakers adopt the Senate Finance Committee plan, according to the Congress Budget Office.
The nation's largest hospital lobby wants the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to consider medical debt separate from other forms of debt, AHA News Now reported.
Prices for a variety of medical procedures vary widely throughout the country. A new study suggests hospital inpatient costs are responsible for much of the variation.
Risk continues to shift to the provider community and hospital management must make the necessary adjustments, according to a recent opinion piece in Strategy + Business.