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Delivering Value to Multiple Stakeholders: 2013 and Beyond

Four strategies can help payers and providers give their customers more value for the dollar as health reforms emerge over the next few years.

By Michael Nugent




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Financing Your Strategic Plan: Finding the Right Tool for the Right Job


Navigating Care Management

Care navigation can enhance a patient's care journey, but hospitals often face obstacles in mapping out such an initiative.

By Ben Albert


Performance Improvement in the Perioperative System

Healthcare finance leaders have an important role to play in guiding clinical and financial improvements in hospitals. 

By Kathleen Brooks, Dan Krupka


Resuscitate ED Metrics with Split-Flow Design

The split-flow model has emerged as one of the most efficient and cost-effective strategies for improving emergency department patient flow. 

By Mark Harris, Jeff Wood


Mining Internal Data to Reduce Clinical Costs

A five-step process for identifying ways to decrease clinical costs led to big gains related to sepsis prevention and treatment. 

By Scott Teffeteller, Thomas Kish


Clinical Care Paths: A Role for Finance in Clinical Decision Making   

Hospital finance leaders can play an important role in the development of clinical care paths designed to guide clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. 

By Michael Abrams, Simone Cumminigs, Dana Hage


The Challenge of Funding Hospital Employee Retirement Benefits

Many promising ideas exist for optimizing employee retirement and health programs while containing costs. 

By Christina Roman

Focus Areas

Physician Relations

Working Together Toward a Shared Vision for Care

The ability of physicians and finance leaders to work together requires a commitment to overcome differences in training, experience, and perspective. 

By Marc Halley



Tips for Preparing for a 340B Integrity Audit

Learn key action steps hospitals and health systems can take to prepare for a 340B Drug Pricing Program integrity audit. 

By William Wood, James Jorgenson, William Kelly


From the Chair

Mapping Our Way to Value

In its newest Value Project report, HFMA sets forth a road map to value that all hospitals, including multihospital systems, should consider. 

By Ralph Lawson, FHFMA, CPA


From the President

Join the Value Journey

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for healthcare providers to move toward increasing the value of the care they deliver to their communities.  

By Joseph Fifer, FHFMA, CPA


From the Editor

Then and Now

Process improvement never stopped being important in health care, but in an environment that demands improved value, it is once again in the spotlight.  

By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief


Eye on Washington

Washington's Post-Election Crunch

Providers should prepare for anticipated Medicare and Medicaid cuts by developing the core capabilities required to improve quality and reduce cost.

By Chad Mulvaney


Business Intelligence

Governing in an Era of Value-Based Payment

When contemplating the role of governance in preparing for value-based payment, healthcare executives should consider three points. 

By Keith Moore, Katie Eyestone, Dean Coddington


Healthcare Value

Value Proposition Suffers When Quality Departments Lack Critical Staff

Under-resourced quality departments are the leading cause of poor hospital performance. 

By John Byrnes


Strategy Challenge

How Do We Accelerate the Growth of Primary Care

Accelerating the growth of primary care requires a careful look at market position, strategy, and the physician culture of a hospital or health system.

By Alan Zuckerman


5 Ways To...

5 Ways to Build a Top-Performing Supply Chain

There are five ways hospitals can enhance supply chain performance. 

By Matthew Rowan


Data Trends

Urban Versus Rural Performance by State Under Value-Based Purchasing

A state-by-state analysis of projected total performance scores for urban and rural hospitals under the Value-Based Purchasing Program discloses remarkable disparities between these hospital settings. 


Member Spotlight: Martial Arts Maven


Executive Interview

Peg Burnette: Safety-Net Hospital Prepares for Healthcare Reform



Publication Date: Monday, December 03, 2012

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