HHS investing $60M to improve rural healthcare

HHS is investing $60 million in programs aiming to grow the healthcare workforce and increase access to care in rural communities. 

Meet TruBridge’s executive leadership team

Black Book Research recently named TruBridge the No. 3 revenue cycle management software vendor for hospitals with 100 beds or more and No. 2 for hospitals with fewer than 100 beds. 

CMS’ price transparency enforcement ‘lukewarm,’ Johns Hopkins professor says

CMS’ enforcement of its hospital price transparency law is “lukewarm,” and the agency needs to get tougher, Johns Hopkins University professor of accounting and health policy and management Ge Bai, PhD, told USA Today in an Aug. 9 report. 

Adventist Health lays off staff

Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health is laying off 52 employees. The layoffs began last month, according to a notice filed with state regulators. 

Northwestern Medicine bringing outsourced RCM services in-house

A Northwestern Medicine spokesperson told Becker’s the Chicago-based health system is anticipating hiring nearly 200 workers as it brings jobs performed by an outside revenue cycle management vendor in-house. 

10 hospitals seeking CFOs

Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Job listings were compiled from job-seeker websites.Willapa Harbor Hospital (South Bend, Wash.) Trace Regional Health Sy…

6 hospitals hit with credit downgrades

Credit rating downgrades for several hospitals and health systems were tied to capital expenditures and cash flow issues in recent months.

Kaiser posts $1.4B loss in Q2

Kaiser Permanente reported lower revenues in the second quarter of this year than in the same period a year earlier, and the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant ended the period with a net loss. 

Native American, Black families most likely to delay medical care due to inflation

Native American and Black families were the most likely to say they’ve delayed or were unable to receive medical care for serious illness due to rising inflation, according to an Aug. 8 report from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Boston…

7 healthcare takeaways from Senate Democrats’ newly passed $739B landmark bill

With a 51-50 vote, Senate Democrats passed a sweeping $739 billion bill Aug. 7 that furthers some of the largest changes to healthcare in years.

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