Revenue Cycle Management

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Kaiser, Providence, Ascension leaders share cost-cutting strategies

Cutting costs in healthcare organizations often requires standardization and collaboration, tasks that are far easier said than done at large systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health & Services or Ascension Health.

Indiana hospital bills patients for old debts

Subscontractor snafus have caused some embarrassment for the management of an Indiana hospital and also enraged some of its patients, the  Richmond Palladium-Item  reports.

Struggling hospitals turn to consolidation, outsourcing for revenue cycle management

Embattled hospitals still have options to update their revenue cycle management systems, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

Economist: Slow growth in healthcare spending is likely here to stay

Rising healthcare costs have been haunting both the sector and individual Americans for decades, but what if the recent slowdown in increases is actually permanent? That's the argument of Temple University economics professor Tom E. Getzen, who also serves as executive director of the International Health Economics Association.

Brigham & Women's turns to consulting to boost revenue

Brigham & Women's Hospital figures it knows a thing or two about healthcare, and plans to market that expertise to other hospitals.

Safety-net hospitals face greater risk for Medicare penalties

Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing and Hospital Readmissions Reduction programs are more likely to penalize safety-net hospitals than any other prospective payment system, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

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...