By April Wilson – Generation X makes up about 15 to 20 percent of the American population today and has some interesting views and habits about healthcare and finances.
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By Kathy Sucich – The price of healthcare. It’s a hot-button issue for many Americans, and a costly one too. Statistics from the Commonwealth Fund show Americans pay a median of $3,700 each year in premium contributions and out-of-pocket healthcare expenses combined.
As skilled nursing facilities prepare for a payment model shift focused on reimbursement based on each patient’s unique medical complexity rather than volume of care given, many are turning to Clinical Documentation Improvement programs for help.
By Sarah Jane Tribble – As rural hospital closures roil the country, some states are banking on a Trump administration proposal to change the way hospital payments are calculated to rescue them.
By David Shelton – The cost of healthcare in America is on everyone’s minds. People at all income levels, insured or not, worry about treatment and medication costs, which are expected to climb an average of 5.5 percent per year through 2027.
When it comes to healthcare financial and payment matters, value-based care, and policy here is what is being reported and talked about from Aledade, ApprioHealth, CVS Health, Black Book and more.
By Kayla Matthews – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known more broadly as HIPAA, is a United States law applicable to data security and privacy of health care records and the patients associated with them.
On April 23, 2019, CMS issued the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-term Acute Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.
By Greg Ford – Recently, MRO began its 2019 PHI Disclosure Management Webinar Series to healthcare professionals across the country about the rising tide of payer requests for medical records.
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