Hospitals ask Congress to add $25B to relief fund

The American Hospital Association is urging Congress to include several priorities in legislation to fund the government beyond Feb. 18, including adding billions of dollars to the Provider Relief Fund. 

Private equity pushes into healthcare: 6 recent deals

Private equity firms recently invested in several healthcare companies, including those providing payment software and medical equipment maintenance. 

California health system to outsource RCM jobs to Optum

Greenbrae, Calif.-based MarinHealth has selected Optum to provide supply chain and revenue cycle management services.

CHS to offer $1.5B in senior secured notes

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems plans to offer $1.54 billion worth of senior secured notes to repay outstanding bonds. 

10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

Health agencies release No Surprises Act resources: 6 things to know

Since the No Surprises Act took effect Jan. 1, several healthcare agencies have released resources to help healthcare professionals understand the new rules.

Fitch Ratings upgraded 95 US public finance ratings, downgraded 91 in 2021

Fitch Ratings upgrades outpaced downgrades in 2021, with 95 U.S. public finance ratings upgraded and 91 downgraded, according to a Jan. 18 report.

CHS releases financial guidance: 4 things to know

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems expects revenue to increase year over year in 2022, according to a Jan. 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commision. 

10 hospitals seeking CFOs

Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.

20 hospitals, health systems that provide the most ‘unnecessary’ care: Johns Hopkins

Health systems that employed fewer primary care physicians, have higher bed counts or are investor owned were more likely to provide more unnecessary or low-value care, a study published Jan. 14 in JAMA found.

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