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How Atrium Health Made Payment a Part of Its Digital Front Door

A health system's failure to offer patients with digital payment options could lead to slower collection times, create a disjointed patient financial experience, and result in decreased patient satisfaction and loyalty. At HIMSS23, Atrium Health's vice president of revenue cycle management shared how his system integrated payment into its digital front door and gave pointers to hospitals looking to do the same.

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

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Health Systems Will Seek More Cross-Market Mergers, But Many Will Fail

Last week, New Mexico-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Midwest-based UnityPoint Health signed a letter of intent to merge. One consultant thinks these kinds of announcements will continue in the coming years, but a significant chunk of these intended mergers will end up being called off due to health systems realizing they’re not ready to make the sacrifices needed to reap the benefits of a megamerger.