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Recovering from Florence, hospitals get an outside assist

Recovering from Florence, hospitals get an outside assist

North Carolina hospitals affected by Hurricane Florence are working to get back to normal operations, thanks in part to collaboration with the state, supply chain partners and healthcare providers in less affected areas, like Atrium Health.

Skilled-nursing occupancy hits record low

By Alex Kacik  |  September 19, 2018
Skilled-nursing occupancy hits record low

Occupancy at SNFs across the United States reached a record low of 81.7% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 83.1% over the same period last year as policy changes take hold and competition ramps up.

RACs seek to regain reviewing privileges for Medicare claims

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 19, 2018
RACs seek to regain reviewing privileges for Medicare claims

Recovery Audit Contractors recouped more than $400 million in improper Medicare payments in fiscal year 2016 and are now urging Congress to increase their ability to review more claims. Hospitals meanwhile are seeking to further reduce the amount of claims reviewed by RACs.



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