A new report from the HHS’ Office of Inspector General lays bare the varied challenges hospitals faced in the past year — and continue to face. These range from challenges in healthcare delivery to staffing shortages to shaky finances.
The Missouri-based health system and payer have entered into a new cooperative care agreement that aims to reduce costs while improving both outcomes and patient experience. The agreement includes a closer alignment between clinical care and reimbursement as well as increased data flow between Mercy… Read More »Mercy, Anthem ink agreement to enhance care, drive down costs
A new survey from healthcare revenue cycle firm Waystar shows that most patients find their medical bills confusing and delay payment because of financial constraints. But there are steps hospitals can take to improve the billing experience for patients.
The final rule requires insurers to disclose information on prices for healthcare services and cost-sharing with patients. The government says it will help lower prices, but insurers aren’t so sure.