What Hospital Mergers Mean for You

It's easy to hear the word 'merger' and think of negative associations. We think of the big, bad companies swooping in and buying out the helpless little guy who didn't stand a chance. Right? But when it comes to hospital mergers in 2015, it doesn't always mean bad news. Mergers offer their fair share of benefits to both smaller organizations and the communities they serve. In this post, we'll examine a few ways they do just that.

What Challenges Are Healthcare Leaders Facing This Year?

Here at BHM we are predicting that 2015 will be a year of change for many healthcare systems. With this change, healthcare leaders will be faced with many challenges, including complying with new federal regulations and making strategic moves towards better care. We've compiled a list of the five biggest challenges we foresee healthcare leaders facing this year.

HIPAA & Mandatory Risk Analyses

The results are in from the early HIPAA audits by Health and Human Services (HHS). Want to know what was the major weakness found by the government’s auditors? The compliance deficiency all-to-common among healthcare practices? It was, according to HHS, “the lack of a thorough risk analysis.” Time after time, auditors would ask to see evidence that the covered entity had performed a risk analysis. And time after time, much to their dismay, the answer they heard was, “A what?”

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Hospital Acquired Infections are Down–But Is It Enough?

It’s unclear whether President Obama’s request for funding to combat HAIs will be met by Congress, but regardless of whether or not the funding comes from the federal government, hospitals will need to find the money somewhere to continue investing in HAI prevention, especially as it becomes more inextricably linked with reimbursement as we march forward this year.

4 Trends for Rural Hospitals for 2015

Since 2010 there have been 47 rural hospital closures. The reasons behind the closures vary but the message rings true, rural hospitals are struggling. With difficulties from implanting EHR to the re-evaluation of Medicare reimbursements, rural hospitals are looking for new ways to stay afloat. Here are the top 4 trends we see effecting rural hospitals in 2015.

Hospital Mergers: 2015 Projected Trends

Hospital mergers and acquisitions [M&A] aren’t a new concept, but in the post-Affordable Care Act world they have become a popular solution for yielding to ACA regulations. According to the American Hospital Association’s 2015 Environmental Scan “mergers, consolidations and other partnerships” will increase due to the pressures on hospitals to lower costs and achieve economic goals. Here at BHM we also think that this healthcare trend is one to watch for 2015, so we’ve pulled together some key insights for you to consider.

Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Revenue Cycle

When it comes to hospital and health system revenue cycles, there are many strategies you can approach to help put things on a positive trajectory. Whether they are changes small or large, they all impact the organization's financial standing. But today, we've pulled together only the very best tips for increasing profitability.

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