Setting the Right Path and Pace for Integration
Integration strategies for healthcare organizations necessarily vary according to each organization’s unique circumstances and characteristics.
By Katherine A. Cwiek, Meredith C. Inniger, Daniel K. Zismer
Web Extra: Three cities exemplify the extent to which healthcare market conditions differ in the United states with respect to levels of integration.
Combining Forces to Manage the Continuum of Care
Healthcare organizations that are pursuing affiliations should perform due diligence to create sustainable partnerships that result in actual integration of care delivery.
By John N. Fink, Scott F. Burns
A 3-Pillar Approach to Integrated Population Health Management
Organizations moving to a population health management model should appoint an integrated leadership team, plan carefully, and develop the right infrastructure to manage multiple elements of care.
By John Wallace
A Strategic Approach to Healthcare Transformation
Transforming the care delivery model across the continuum is a prerequisite to success under value-based payment systems.
By Laura Jacquin
Evaluating the Fair Market Value of Pay for Performance
A critical test for determining whether a pay-for-performance arrangement is effective and can pass regulatory scrutiny is to assess and document the arrangement’s fair market value.
By Jen Johnson, Alexandra Higgins
Developing an Enterprisewide Data Strategy
Data integrity is a critical concern for both clinical and financial sides of the healthcare enterprise, ensuring both quality of care provided and accurate payment for services.
By Rita Bowen, Alisha R. Smith
Hospital-Owned Medical Practices: Gaining the Benefits Without the Losses
Hospitals should pursue strategies to engage their owned medical practices in helping to improve market share and downstream revenues and to maintain performance.
By Marc D. Halley
AT&T for Health: Reducing Costs, Engaging Patients with Secure Messaging
IntelliCentrics: Can Your Hospital Afford Not to Implement a Comprehensive Credentialing Program?
Protecting Corporate Value in Affiliation Transactions
Understanding the risks and rewards of affiliations is critical to determining whether the partnership will address specific challenges without compromising organizational goals.
By Joseph Cerreta, Jordan Shields
Distributing Shared Savings for Population Health Management
Lessons learned from outcomes-based fee-for-service payment reforms are directly applicable to the distribution of shared savings under a population health management model.
By Richard F. Averill, Norbert Goldfield, John S. Hughes
From the Chair
The Value of Volunteering
Volunteers are the lifeblood of HFMA, and volunteering can be an integral part of the HFMA experience.
By Steven P. Rose, FHFMA, CPA
From the President
Aligning Around Price Transparency
HFMA’s multiorganizational task force on price transparency is set to release its report in mid-April.
By Joseph J. Fifer, HFMA, CPA
Eye on Washington
Spotlight on SNFs
Recent reports from the Office of Inspector General focusing on skilled nursing facilities highlight readmissions and never events as performance improvement opportunities.
By Chad Mulvany
Viewing U.S. Health Care as a Growth Industry
Although the healthcare industry’s rate of growth has leveled, the industry is behaving like a much faster growing and much more volatile industry.
By Keith D. Moore, Katherine M. Eyestone, Dean C. Coddington
Now is Not the Time to Cut Your Quality Resources
Investing in quality and safety programs and developing a group of internal experts that can take performance to the next level remains critical for hospitals.
By John Byrnes
Why the SGR Is Still the Elephant in the Room of Deficit Reduction
Because of the high price tag of its repeal, the sustainable growth rate remains the elephant in the room of deficit reduction.
By Ken Perez
5 Ways To...
5 Ways to Create More Value in the ED
As the value proposition in health care takes hold, hospital leaders should rethink the role of the emergency department in meeting patients’ comprehensive care needs.
By Karen Wagner
Member Spotlight: Head Over Heels
Publication Date: Tuesday, April 01, 2014