Welcome to our ongoing conversation about the issues, opportunities, options and challenges of maintaining financially healthy hospitals. We’ll both be contributing comments in this space, and hope you’ll lend your voice to the conversation, too.


Stephen BergerDave Beto

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Healthcare Insights, LLC


David Beto

Chief Growth and Business Development Officer
Healthcare Insights, LLC


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Are Current Cost Reduction Strategies Working?

Is the retail-ization of healthcare yielding cost accounting results? The short answer: it's arguable, but ...  Read More

Is C-Suite Cooperation the Key to Costs and Quality Management?

That hospitals struggle with ...  Read More

Is a Piecemeal Transition to Value-Based Payments Cost Effective?

Payment reform is on the horizon. As the third quarter of 2015 gets underway, hospital ...  Read More

Is Poor Data Management Holding Your Hospital Back?

As reform and innovation proceed apace, provider groups and hospitals have been — as we've explored in previous blogs — ...  Read More

Unlock the Cost-Saving Potential of Your Supply Chain

When you consider improving hospital ...  Read More

3 Questions You Need to Ask When You Budget for Hospital Supplies

A hospital runs on accurate gathering, scheduling and allocation of resources, so it stands to reason that solid ...  Read More

4 Steps to Get Your Hospital Ready for an Audit

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Medicaid Expansion Could Brighten the Financial Future of Hospitals

On the surface, the expansion of Medicaid might not strike some hospital finance and accounting departments as a net ...  Read More

What Google’s Move to Alphabet Could Mean for Healthcare

On August 10, Google CEO Larry Page announced the creation of a new conglomerate, Alphabet, that will lead the company ...  Read More

A Detailed Cost Study Debunked a Common Healthcare Assumption

In a  Read More

2 Types of Patients Who Wreak Havoc on Hospital Finance and Billing

Comedian Henny Youngman, famed for his one-liners, once joked, “When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an ...  Read More

What Accounting Problems Will the Obamacare Ruling Bring?

Before the Supreme Court shut down for summer recess, the Justices handed down a ruling on a case that the healthcare ...  Read More

Laying a Framework for Price Transparency

Could your healthcare organization provide accurate cost estimates to patients within 48 hours of any request? Last ...  Read More

99 Problems and Accounting Is 1: The March Toward Value-Based Care

At the beginning of 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it plans to  Read More

Your Cost Accounting Practices Are Front Page News, For Good or Ill

Recently, some healthcare organizations have found themselves the lead story at media outlets like Healthcare ...  Read More