Hardy Diagnostics Releases HardyCHROM™ Candida + auris

Hardy Diagnostics is pleased to announce its release of HardyCHROM™ Candida + auris, a chromogenic media recommended for the selective isolation and differential identification of Candida species. This medium allows for the identification of C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. krusei, and the presumptive identification of C. glabrata. Colonies of C. auris will appear white with … Read more

HSG Study Finds Healthcare Executives Took Measures to Prevent Decreased Provider Compensation Despite Decreased Patient Volume

With the number of employed physicians continuing to grow throughout the pandemic, hospitals and healthcare organizations had to explore strategies to address employed provider compensation. To gain a better understanding of how growing employment, changes to the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and COVID-19 impacted provider compensation, HSG, a national healthcare consulting firm, has … Read more

Labor and Supply Shortages Fuel Surge in Hospital Outsourcing Partnerships, Black Book 2021 Survey Results

Managers from 716 inpatient organizations revealed the unrelenting incapacity to recruit qualified clinicians and procure critical resources and are choosing to deflect the solution delivery concerns to outsourcing vendors. According to the latest survey on healthcare outsourcing conducted by Black Book Research, 92% of hospital leaders have intensified their strategic planning on whether to work with more third-party … Read more

EqualizeRCM Strengthens Physician Billing Expertise With Acquisition of Practice Resource Network, Inc. – Expanding in Tennessee

EqualizeRCM, a leader in helping healthcare providers maximize performance through its suite of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions, is pleased to announce it has acquired Practice Resource Network, Inc. (PRN), a provider of RCM services to physicians in Tennessee and surrounding states. This is its third acquisition in the last three months. With this acquisition, … Read more

EqualizeRCM Expands Into Nevada and Southern California With Acquisition of MYR Corporation

EqualizeRCM is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets of MYR Corporation (MYR), a provider of RCM services to cardiology and other specialty physicians in Nevada, Southern California, and the surrounding states. With the acquisition, EqualizeRCM expands its ability to provide local RCM experts to deliver its proven suite of RCM solutions. MYR, founded by … Read more

Janet Campbell Appointed as New President of the Oregon Health Leadership Council

Oregon Health Leadership Council (OHLC), an organization working to make health care costs and premiums more affordable in the state, partnered with Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Inc. in selecting Janet Campbell as the OHLC’s newest president. She succeeds Greg Van Pelt who served as OHLC president from 2014 through 2021. Campbell comes to OHLC with 25 … Read more

HSG Publishes White Paper on Patient Share of Care; Co-Authors to Present at SHSMD Annual Conference

Shifts in inpatient and outpatient revenue may be temporarily skewed as health systems face more challenges with the resurgence of COVID-19. However, the overall strategy to move to outpatient care in an ambulatory setting to increase clinical continuity remains viable and valuable. HSG, a national healthcare consultancy, has published a whitepaper, “Patient Share of Care: … Read more

Nuance Rated #1 Mid-Revenue Cycle Management/Clinical Documentation Improvement Solution for 9th Consecutive Year, Black Book Research

Black Book Research announced Nuance Communications has once again been named the leading vendor for mid-RCM healthcare provider coding and clinical documentation improvement solutions. The performance results emerge from 4,220 survey responses of 315 hospitals and 3,744 physician practices. Black Book noted that Nuance’s clinical documentation improvement programs for both inpatient and outpatient care are receiving top … Read more

Black Book™ Announces Top Client-Rated Coding, Transcription, Clinical Documentation Improvement and Clinical Information Management Software and Services Vendors 2021

Black Book™ surveyed 2,975 medical practices, hospitals and healthcare organizations, including 1,445 coding professionals, to determine the top-performing vendors among in-demand computer-assisted coding, clinical documentation improvement software, speech recognition, transcription systems and outsourced coding services, and to assess the gaps and urgencies of coding technology administration. With pandemic-period health system margins waning to below 2% nationwide, … Read more

ProCell Surgical Inc. Selected to Exhibit the ProCell Sponge Blood Recovery Unit at Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange

ProCell Surgical Inc. has been selected to exhibit ProCell’s Sponge Blood Recovery Unit, the first and only medical device to automate surgical sponge-blood recovery for intraoperative autotransfusion, at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange. Vizient, Inc, the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, will hold the Exchange virtually Sept. 21-23. The annual Innovative Technology … Read more