Creating a Culture for Value Measurement
OSF HealthCare reinvented its performance measurement-and-reporting system and better supported a culture of enhanced transparency and higher-quality care and service.
By Michele Conger, Melissa Knuth, Jody McDonald
Web Extra: Learn how OSF Healthcare used benchmarking to achieve clinical efficiency gains.
From the President's Desk
||Expanding on thoughts in his August 2014 column in hfm, HFMA's President and CEO Joe Fifer talks about TEDMED.
Core Competencies for a Changing Healthcare Environment
Learn how organizations can obtain the skills needed to thrive in a transforming industry.
Q & A
Thomas Lee: The Value of Alleviating Patient Suffering
Thomas Lee of Press Ganey discusses some of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the effort to alleviate patient suffering—and how CFOs can help.
By Nick Hut
Improving Clinicians' Access to Cost Data
Empowering clinicians with cost data as part of a business intelligence strategy requires collaboration, education, and the right mix of experts.
By John Kenagy, Ben Shah, Dan Michelson
Web Extra: View a sample report generated by Legacy’s business intelligence system.
Acquisition and Affiliation Strategies
The need to reduce costs, improve care coordination, and prepare for population health management is spurring a new wave of acquisitions and affiliations among healthcare organizations.
Avoiding Revenue Loss Due to 'Lesser Of' Contract Clauses
When establishing new service charges in a hospital's chargemaster, it is important to be mindful of the potential for lost revenue due to lesser-of-charge-or-fixed-fee clauses in payer contracts.
By Frederick Stodolak, Henry Gutierraz
Calculating the True Cost of Robotic Hysterectomy
When a new surgical method is shown to produce outcomes similar to those of a more established procedure, finance leaders should estimate the opportunity cost associated with the new approach to decide whether it merits adoption.
By Vikram Tiwari, Dan C. Krupka, Warren S. Sandberg
Warbird Consulting Partners: CFO Expertise When You Need It
IntelliCentrics: 10 Things Healthcare Leaders Must Do to Create a Culture of Safety
RehabCare: Did you know your department can successfully appeal more than 40% of its RAC denials?
Front-End Revenue Cycle Strategies for the Post-Reform Era
HFMA Action Brief
Revenue Cycle Technology: Key Factors for Choosing a Solution
Determining Who Should Oversee Meaningful Use
If IT is to retain responsibility for the program, it will likely require the support of a strong analyst team.
By Tom S. Lee
Leveraging the Delay in ICD-10
With ICD-10 implementation pushed back a year until October 2015, organizations that were preparing for a 2014 start date may wonder whether they need to adjust their readiness programs.
By Roey Moran, Wayne Cafran, Todd Ellis
From the Chair
Developing a Culture Focused on Value and Change
Finance leaders can help their organizations meet the needs of our country's most vulnerable patients and guide the evolution of our healthcare system.
By Kari Cornicelli, FHFMA, CPA
From the President
The View from 50,000 Feet
It's not often that I talk about joining the global dialogue on health care.
By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA
Eye on Washington
Ensuring Fairness in Medical Account Resolution
There are opportunities to improve both operational efficiency and patient friendliness of hospital revenue cycles.
By Chad Mulvany
Leveraging Mergers or Affiliations to Achieve Transformation
Hospitals and health systems can better navigate the changing healthcare landscape by utilizing different types of alliances, contracts, and other forms of affiliation.
By Keith D. Moore, Katherine M. Eyestone, Dean C. Coddington
Using the Board Quality Committee to Drive the Value Proposition
The hospital board quality committee can provide strategic oversight for quality improvements that also boost the bottom line.
By John Byrnes, MD
A Road Map to Success for ACOs
For ACOs, long-term financial sustainability remains questionable.
By Gregory Kotzbauer, WIlliam B. Weeks, MD, MBA
5 Ways To...
5 Ways to Use Medical Technology Assessments to Reduce Costs
Healthcare leaders should conduct a medical equipment technology assessment to determine where capital investments should be made.
By Jeffery Niederhausen
Costs of Treating Patients Before Transfer to Long-Term Care, 2010-12
Publication Date: Friday, August 01, 2014