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Specializing in the optimization of business processes for healthcare providers.
Specializing in the optimization of business processes for healthcare providers.

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Patient Self-Pay Grows by David Brooks

A study from the HFMA was released and found that more patients are paying providers for services out of their own pockets. The study found that self-pay has grown by more than 10% over the course of the last five years and is likely do to the rising popularity of high deductible health plans.

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CMS Updates Hospital Quality Ratings

CMS is adding an Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating to its Hospital Compare website including information for consumers to see the quality of care hospitals given to patients this year. CMS announced the overall ratings in July with the intent that they be posted on the Hospital Compare website shortly after that.

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News & Notes

News from inside and around the world of healthcare including “Healthcare Spending Continues to Rise”, “More Small, Midsized Businesses Fund Staff Medical Costs”, and “Healthcare M & A Activity Increases”.

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Employee Plan Deductibles Increase Over Past Year

Between 2015 and now, the median deductible for those who are part of a workplace health insurance policy have increased by 50 percent according to a survey just released; meaning a typical deductible has risen from $1000 per plan year to $1500 currently.

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Consumer Healthcare Financial Burden is Growing

As out-of-pocket costs increase and consumers’ budgets decrease, some healthcare providers are offering financing plans and assistance determining their ability to pay. Consumers’ financial burdens are increasing along with their healthcare costs, as their budget for such expenses dwindles, according to the 2016 TransUnion Healthcare Report.

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HHS ‘A Bill You Can Understand’ Challenge is Underway

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule to update how Medicare pays for primary care. “The rule’s primary care proposals improve how Medicare pays for services provided by primary care physicians and other practitioners for patients with chronic conditions, mental health issues, as well as cognitive or mobility related impairments” it states.

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Healthier Customers Joining Insurance Market According to Obama Report

In the midst of warnings from healthcare insurers, a report from the Obama administration pointed out that the individual insurance marketplace consistently added lower risk and healthier consumers. How will this affect the broader insurance market?

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