IAT SmartDial names John Roundy Director of Client Services

IAT SmartDial, a leading provider of collection-specific predictive dialing technology, named John Roundy as Director of Client Services on Wednesday. This title change was effected to reflect Roundy’s position within the company as well as bring his title in line with his responsibilities. Roundy, previously customer support manager at IAT, has proven dedication to the […]

BlueCross BlueShield’s Data Breach Leads to Costly HITECH Infraction

For anyone who might have fancied that the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act — an Act that addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information – is a paper tiger, ask BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which last month paid a $1.5 million settlement after losing […]

Patient Finance Benchmarks: Tax Returns Shed Light on Hospital Charity Care Thresholds

What are the income guidelines under which hospital patients qualify for charity care? How are these different for small hospitals versus large ones? Urban hospitals versus rural?

Hospitals across the country are searching for these benchmarks, and a report released this year by the American Hospital Association sheds lights on these metrics based on data supplied on Schedule H Form 990 tax returns.