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Bringing Hospital Care Home: A Revolution in Rural Healthcare

An innovative concept that started in urban centers is making its way into the heart of rural America: hospital-at-home (H@H) care. The idea stemmed from the realization that patients in...


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Best Practices for Service Line Evaluation in Hospitals

The combined performance of a hospital’s service lines contributes to its overall financial health. That’s why effective service line evaluation is key to ensure long-term hospital viability.

What is service...


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Supporting LTACHS in the Post-COVID Era

During the pandemic, Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) filled a critical role relieving short term acute care hospitals to treat fragile critically ill and medically complex patients. As a result,...


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Completing an Actionable — and Compliant — Community Health Needs Assessment

Since not-for-profit 501(c)(3) hospitals began conducting federally mandated Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs), the process has brought to light various health concerns affecting communities across the country, including those in...


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An Operational Assessment Provides Hospitals with a Roadmap to Long-term Sustainability

Hospitals nationwide are reckoning with financial difficulties, echoed by the American Hospital Association’s statement to Congress detailing the “unprecedented challenges” faced by rural and community hospitals post-pandemic. 

These include ongoing...


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How Rural Hospitals Can Achieve Financial Resiliency

It’s a well-known fact that many small U.S. hospitals are increasingly under pressure. Their problems stem from a myriad of challenges: razor-thin margins, inflation, higher borrowing costs, declining insurance reimbursement...


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For Community Hospitals, the Spirit of Giving is Not Just Seasonal

Each month across the United States, designated medical conditions are given special recognition (breast cancer for October, Alzheimer’s Disease for November and so on), but healthcare providers care year-round for...


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Bridging the Gap: USAC Funding and the Future of Rural Healthcare

The internet and telecommunications services have become essential tools for healthcare providers. Telehealth services, in particular, allow for remote consultations, monitoring, and information exchange. While this technological transformation has revolutionized...


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Revenue Integrity — Taking Charge of Your Chargemaster

“Revenue integrity” has attained buzzword status, but not long ago, the term didn’t exist. The concept, however, is longstanding. It means being properly reimbursed for patient care while remaining compliant...


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Partnering for Optimal Supply Chain Performance

If the pandemic ushered in the worst of times for hospital supply chain managers, would a decline of COVID-19 cases bring about the best of times? The reality is that...


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