hospital revenue cycle management Blog posts
In a time of uncertainty about the future of healthcare in the United States, at least two issues are clear. First, the current system is flawed—at times delivering both too much and too little care that is often fragmented, poorly communicated, and expensive. Second, the incentives in still-pervasive fee-for-service payment models are the basis for […]
El Camino Hospital, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has a problem. Its nurses, tending to patients amid a chorus of machines, monitors, and devices, are only human. One missed signal from, say, a call light—the bedside button patients press when they need help—could set in motion a chain of actions that end in […]
Now that hospitals are required to post chargemaster data online for patients to access, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is exploring the most effective ways to make sure providers comply with the rules.
So-called “micro-hospitals”–acute care facilities with six to 10 beds–could actually prove to be big moneymakers for healthcare systems.