Hospitals' Uncompensated Care Will Drop $5.7 Billion This Year

Early hospital financial reporting and member surveys from hospital associations indicate through second quarter 2014, payor mix is shifting in ways that will likely reduce hospital uncompensated care costs. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

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    Study: EHRs Increase Reimbursement

    A study from Drexel University has discovered that, over time, providers who implement EHRs see greater reimbursement. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

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    4 Facilities See Revenue Climb To New Heights

    2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards were awarded to three hospitals and one health system for achievements ranging from adding $8.2 million in additional revenue to increasing point-of-service collections $6.1 million. By Karla Paris, contributing writer

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