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Revenue Cycle Management

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Healthcare spending paradox: National spending down, consumer costs on the rise

Despite a nationwide slowdown on  healt hcare spending,  a new  stu dy  by healthcare economics consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo shows that consumers now spend more on healthcare through higher out-of-pocket expenses and premium costs.

New Hampshire lawmakers reach deal on hospital tax

The state of New Hampshire has reached a settlement with the state's hospitals on a tax to leverage federal Medicaid funds, the Associated Press reported.

Hospital charges for common procedures rise sharply

Hospital charges for ailments that are fairly simple to treat rose dramatically in 2012 compared to 2011, according to a New York Times ' analysis of recently updated pricing data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

Reference pricing may be biggest threat to hospitals in transparency battles

Hospitals have resisted price transparency in small and large ways. That makes sense, because being opaque about what you charge presents specific business advantages--such as the ability to charge...

Hospital CEOs--not doctors--among medicine's top earners

The base pay of healthcare and insurance executives beat physician salaries by a long shot, according to an analysis performed for The New York Times by Compdata Surveys. And that's before taking nonsalary compensation into account.

IPPS proposed rule pushes for more price transparency

One provision tucked into the  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule would push  hospitals further down the road toward price transparency.

Most hospitals were ready for ICD-10 in 2014

Most hospital and health system leaders said their organizations were ready to transition to ICD- 10 this year but they didn't think that physicians and payers were prepared,   ac cording to  a new  Healthcare Financial Management Association  (HFMA) survey.

CMS issues 2015 proposed IPPS rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Wednesday issued a proposed rule for 2015 that reduces payment for readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions, but provides no changes to the controversial two-midnight rule.

Fla. lawmakers back off on DSH redistribution plan

Florida lawmakers have momentarily retreated from a new formula for dispensing funds to safety net hospitals that many providers said would have been disastrous, the  Miami Herald  reported.

Readmissions lead to $41.3B in additional hospital costs

Hospitals spent $41.3 billion between January and November 2011 to treat patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.