March 20, 2023
Insurance companies are ramping up efforts to recover overpayments made to hospitals and health systems—adding to providers’ operational and financial challenges in an already-tough economic environment.
In a practice known as clawbacks, insurers can recoup money after determining they’ve paid too much on past claims due to incorrect coding or fee-for-service reclassifications. Some enlist third-party companies to find overpayments, even if they occurred years ago. Insurance companies typically offset the amount owed by deducting it from the current plan account, meaning they pay less for other services.
March 13, 2023
Venture capital firms and founders of digital health companies are picking up the pieces after an eventful few days tied to the failure of Silicon Valley Bank.
“We had all of our money at Silicon Valley Bank. They were our full banking partners,” said Ellen DaSilva, CEO and founder of Summer Health, a text-based pediatric care provider. “When I started the company, I would say all of the people in my life also banked with SVB.”
March 10, 2023
BROCK E.W. TURNER
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s decision to take over Silicon Valley Bank on Friday is likely to leave many digital health companies scrambling to pay employees and suppliers.
SVB, the nation’s16th largest bank and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, was a big bank for tech companies, startups and venture capital firms. The bank said on its website that it had $78.8 billion in healthcare deposits and investments as of December.
Many physicians have expressed dissatisfaction with their income in light of inflation and CMS pay cuts. However, some specialties have seen a sharper drop in pay than others.
This data was pulled from Physicians Thrive’s 2022 Physician Compensation Report and Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare’s 2022 “Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives” reports.