Ripple Effects of Reform on Capital Financing
Capital planning in health care today poses new challenges as capital investments increasingly shift from bricks and mortar to more fluid, process-based strategic initiatives.
By Kelly Arduino
Q & A
Atul Gawande: Understanding the Forces Driving Healthcare Change
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH shares his views on key ways to deliver higher-quality care at lower cost as well as the increased focus on transparency of cost and quality information.
By Rich Daly
Building Blocks for Organizational Change
Achieving the potential benefits of a partnership depends on how well the partnering organizations understand each other’s culture, capabilities, and needs from the start.
By Rich Daly
Determining Your Organization's "Risk Capability"
To be successful in a healthcare reform environment, providers must develop key capabilities for managing financial and performance-based risk.
By Bill Hannah, Melinda Hancock
Time to Replace Adjusted Discharges
A new metric for measuring total hospital volume, Equivalent Discharges, correlates significantly better with cost than do adjusted discharges—without the same inherent flaws.
By William O. Cleverley
Managing Chronic Conditions: Economic Analysis Can Help Mitigate Costs of Diabetic Ulcers
Healthcare administrators should keep informed of new, cost-effective treatments that can reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes.
By Leah Amir
Web Extra: Diabetes and DFUs: Incidence and Effects on Americans
Improving Price Transparency: An Overview of the HFMA Price Transparency Task Force Report
Strategic Agility Series Report 4: Managing Productivity for Strategic Agility
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HFMA Roundtable: Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Underserved Communities
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5 Strategies for Smoothing the Road to ICD-10
Deloitte: ICD-10 Strategies to Consider During the Delayed Timeline
In this profile from Deloitte, experts discuss key strategies hospitals and health systems should consider when determining the best path forward with additional time for the ICD-10 transition.
Tying Supply Chain Costs to Patient Care
Following the FDA’s establishment of a unique device identification system, hospitals should invest in technology and processes to trace supply usage patterns and analyze effects on cost and quality.
By Rosalind C. Parkinson
5 Strategies for Lessening the Self-Insurance Impact of the ACA
Many healthcare organizations use self-insurance programs to control professional liability and workers’ compensation exposures.
By Richard Frese
From the Chair
Keep Doing Whatever It Takes!
HFMA volunteers show a continued commitment to do “Whatever It Takes” to successfully guide the nation’s healthcare industry forward.
By Steven P. Rose, FHFMA, CPA
From the President
To Transparency... and Beyond!
An HFMA report describes what health care’s stakeholders can do to improve price transparency for patients and other care purchasers, but several transparency-related issues remain to be addressed.
By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA
Eye on Washington
Why Implementing the ACA Has Been Harder Than We Thought
A broad assessment of the initial roll-out phase of the Affordable Care Act points to daunting challenges that lie ahead to meet objectives of the law.
By Gail R. Wilensky
Analyzing Financial Performance in the New World
New business intelligence tools have emerged to help providers better assess and report financial performance.
By John Glaser
Hospitals, health systems, and other provider organizations are blurring the line between competition and collaboration to achieve greater value in health care.
By James H. Landman
The Fiscal and Political Realities of SGR Reform
A permanent fix of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), although badly needed, remains elusive in the current political environment.
By Ken Perez
Risk and Return in the Post-Crisis World
Principles governing the relationship between risk and return seem to have been set aside recently but may reassert themselves as the financial environment returns to longstanding earlier patterns.
By William F. Jarvis
5 Ways To...
5 Ways to Bring Hospital and Physician Revenue Cycles Together
Creating an integrated hospital and physician revenue cycle can help large healthcare systems overcome shrinking margins, pursue new payment models, and expand service delivery.
By Kathleen B. Vega
Member Spotlight: Burro Baller
Publication Date: Thursday, May 01, 2014