By Deirdre Ruttle – Two years ago, we released the Trends in Healthcare Payments Annual Report just as the world was shutting down to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, few could comprehend how long the pandemic would endure.Read More
Will we still be discussing the pandemic impact at the end of 2022? Our industry experts and thought leaders have shared their predictions for 2022 with us over the last few weeks. Here are some final thoughts.
By Deirdre Ruttle – For healthcare organizations, staffing shortages are compounding the severe financial impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Proven strategies can help reduce staff dependency and increase productivity to not only survive the staffing shortages but thrive in the future.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of November that we think deserve sharing again.
By Deirdre Ruttle – The Price Transparency rule is intended to help consumers know the costs of hospital healthcare services before receiving them. While providing a list of services and prices is useful, it’s only part of the solution to help patients understand what they owe.
By Deirdre Ruttle – With 2021 in full swing, healthcare providers must continue to manage workflow efficiency, budgeting and the ongoing financial instability brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, patient payment responsibility remains high.
By Deirdre Ruttle – Today’s patients owe more for their healthcare than ever before. Steady increases in health plan premiums and high deductible plans lead to ever-growing patient financial responsibility.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of September that we think deserve sharing again.
By Deirdre Ruttle – In direct response to the COVID-19 crisis, the healthcare industry experienced a transformation. Social distancing guidelines continue to limit in-person contact and crowded spaces whenever possible. The patient and provider relationship relies on technology for safe interactions.