Browse by Topic
More than 40,000 members value HFMA's thought leadership and practical strategies. HFMA is where you need to be.
Get acquainted with the
healthcare finance industry's leading professional association. Find out why our
members rely on HFMA as their go-to source for insight and
Members have many
options for helping them advance their careers. Conferences, seminars,
eLearning, certification, and more -- our education and events will keep you
Connect the dots on today's big issues, explore collaborations, get career-boosting tips, and network with colleagues nationwide at the leading finance conference. Save $100 off the full conference rate when you register by May 8.
Real-time presentations with nationally recognized experts, networking opportunities, and industry solutions—no travel required!
Learn about timely healthcare finance topics and earn CPEs. Most live webinars are free for HFMA members and $99 for non-members. View the latest schedule.
If you're a subscriber to any of our three newsletters, you have access to online education. Learn more or subscribe.
Get the perspectives of leading healthcare finance professionals on today's hottest issues.
Information about leading vendors helps your buying decisions.
Forum members can network during live webinars or access a library of past webinars on topics such as bundled payment, charity care, and ICD-10.
An ever-expanding collection of spreadsheets, policies, job
descriptions, checklists, and more that you can adopt and adapt.
Forum members can submit vexing questions to a panel of experts
using our Ask the Expert service.
Your source for employment solutions.
Find new employment opportunities or
reach out to qualified candidates.
Distinguish yourself as a
leader among your peers and advance your career by earning certification in our
healthcare finance programs.
Get an objective third-party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare finance workplace.
MAP App is a web-based application that helps organizations improve revenue cycle performance based on industry-standard metrics called MAP Keys.
Find suppliers and products in this comprehensive vendor directory for healthcare finance professionals.
Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
Transformation toward value-based healthcare is reshaping the delivery of care, patient expectations, and payment structures.
Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics, peer comparison, and successful practices.
Apr. 29—Oregon officially dropped its state-run health insurance website in favor of a federally operated version used in 36 other states.
A state board voted unanimously on March 25 to turn over IT operations to the federal government after the enrollment site failed to sign up a single beneficiary for individual insurance coverage under of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to news reports. The state will technically continue to run its own marketplace, according to healthcare experts, although it is unclear what power Oregon officials will retain to regulate plans sold in the state through the federal website.
Oregon’s marketplace enrollment site was the worst, although several of the 14 others that are state run are seriously flawed. At least one other state—Maryland— has considered switching to federal control.
Many questions remain unanswered, including whether the insurers selling policies in Oregon will continue to do so next year and whether the 70,000 residents that were able to sign up through a cumbersome paper-based workaround will have to re-enroll next year.
The ACA encouraged all states to run their own marketplaces and provided extensive funding--$134 million in the case of Oregon—to help them do so.
Despite the problems encountered by Oregon and some of the other states operating their own marketplaces, several more states—including Idaho and New Mexico—reportedly are considering operating their own marketplaces. They have until June to obtain federal approval to operate their own exchanges.
The number of enrollees in the ACA exchanges also could be influenced by the ongoing tussle over whether hospitals or others can help them afford their coverage.
The American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States on April 28 asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide written clarification regarding whether hospital-affiliated or other charitable foundations are allowed to subsidize exchange plan premiums and cost sharing.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a Q&A on Feb. 7 that stated that such subsidies were not discouraged, but in payment rules from March 14 urged insurers not to accept premium assistance from hospitals and other providers.
“Although HHS staff have told us that the rule did not represent a change in HHS’s position, our members and their legal advisors need an authoritative statement on which they can rely,” the organizations stated in a letter.
HFMA, with input from its members, also plans to issue a comment letter urging CMS to provide clarifying guidance on the recent rules.
Publication Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Brian Kueppers, founder and CEO, Apex, discusses the importance of a robust patient payment strategy in boosting organization revenue and enhancing patient satisfaction.
Brian Grazzini, CFO, HealthPort, describes the importance of efficient and compliant information exchange and audit management in helping HIM staff spend less time on paperwork and more on mission-critical projects.
Cindy Matthews, executive vice president, Community Hospital Corporation, discusses how rural and community hospitals can use collaborative partnering to position for success through tough market conditions.
Rick Heise, senior vice president, revenue cycle, at Cerner Corporation, discusses the importance of integrating clinical and financial data to excel in health care’s changing payment environment.
Dale Hockel, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Fanelli, CFO, TriMedx, share strategies for elevating clinical engineering through innovative management programs.
Russ Graney, founder and CEO for Aidin, and John Laursen, head of business development for Aidin, share insights on how to improve care transitions between acute and post-acute care settings and incentivize high-quality patient outcomes.
Scott Elston, strategic accounts manager, GE Healthcare Services, describes how substantial cost reduction in health care requires rethinking business strategy and asset use.
Robert Williams, MD, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Arielle Freiberger, product strategist, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, explain how sophisticated retrospective, real-time, and predictive data analytics can inform decision making to reduce costs and improve care.
Stuart Hanson, director of business development (healthcare solutions) at Citi Retail Services, discusses how improving the payment experience can benefit consumers and healthcare providers.
Scott Schmidt, vice president, Cerner RevWorks, LLC, shares insights on best practices for maximizing a revenue cycle management partnership.
HFMA's print, email, online, and mobile opportunities provide you maximum reach and impact. We will work with you to build a plan that meets your needs. Contact a sales rep.
HFMA’s Buyer’s Resource Guide is a comprehensive vendor directory that helps healthcare finance professionals find products and services.
Access all the tools and resources you need to develop your personal skills. Organized into distinct career levels, this tool creates a career plan specific to your career goals.
...with HFMA’s Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP).
©2015 Copyright Healthcare Financial Management Association
HFMA.org is best viewed using IE9 or the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Join HFMA today and enjoy: