By Deirdre Ruttle – The idea of a largely digital world is no longer a far off fantasy. It is today’s reality. Digital adoption is expected to continue growing as precautionary guidelines related to COVID-19 encourage limited in-person interactions whenever possible.Read More
By David Shelton – The effects of COVID-19 on global health, economies and societies have been well documented and are nothing short of staggering. Millions of Americans face uncertain financial futures, which in turn creates uncertainty for organizations to whom consumers owe money.
By Kaitlyn Houseman – When a patient’s insurance claim is denied, not only can your cash flow be affected, the relationship with your patient can be damaged as well. Some claim denials can be successfully appealed, but even when appeals succeed, they can…
(CMS took action to cover FDA approved or cleared laboratory diagnostic tests using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for patients with germline (inherited) ovarian or breast cancer.
By Markian Hawryluk – Kristie Flowers had been sick with the flu for four or five days in July before the 52-year-old registered nurse from Genoa, Colo., acknowledged she needed to go to the ER.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the West Health Policy Center have launched the Health Savers Initiative, a collaborative research project to develop bold policy solutions to lower health care costs.
If you haven’t tuned in to our HealthcareNOW Radio you are missing out. We sorted through the archives of HealthcareNOW Radio Shows and found four unique episodes where our hosts discuss healthcare costs and patient payments. Take a listen.
By Abhinav Shashank – Innovation has been driving the US healthcare and steering it on the wheels of novel payment models towards better outcomes in quality of care and cost. However, these new payment models seem to be perpetually stuck in a state of delay.
By Joel Cohen PhD – When the Nation’s top health services researchers want information about what patients are spending on healthcare, they turn to a reliable source: AHRQ’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an integral part of the Agency’s unique inventory of data tools and resources.