Accountable Care: The Journey Begins
By Keith D. Moore, Dean C. Coddington
Whether or not ACOs eventually become a major force in health care, healthcare provider organizations should not stand by waiting to see what will happen.
Web Extra: See a presentation on accountable care organizations published with the permission of McManis Consulting.
Special Section: Healthcare Reform
Top 10 Things Hospitals Need to Know About Health Reform-But Were Afraid to Ask
By Susan DeVore
Healthcare financial executives should be aware of 10 key areas of the reform law that require their immediate attention.
ACOs: Preparing for Medicare's Shared Savings Program
By Philip L. Ronning
It's up to providers to decide whether or how they will participate in Medicare's shared savings program.
Moving Quality and Cost to the Top of the Hospital Agenda
By John Byrnes, Joe Fifer
There are four practical tactics hospitals can use to accelerate improvements in quality and safety-and reduce costs.
Web Extra: Examples of Key Performance Indicators for Quality Improvement
Protocols, Prompters, Bundles, Checklists, and Triggers: Synopsis of a Preventable Mortality Reduction Strategy
By Yisrael M. Safeek
Hospital finance leaders can play an important role in the organization's effort to prevent avoidable deaths by monitoring the monetary impact of substandard care and driving the focus on key leverage points.
Funding a Hospitalist Program: Which Approach Will You Take?
By Ron Greeno
Funding a hospitalist program with a care-team approach can help improve results and long-term value for the hospital.
How to Avoid a HIPAA Horror Story
By Scott C. Winthrow
HITECH increases the financial risk for hospitals that do not meet the privacy and security requirements under HIPAA.
Using Labor Metrics to Achieve Value-Driven Health Care
By Susan M. Reese
There are four strategies hospitals can use to reduce nursing costs without compromising quality of care.
Will Red Ink Cause IDSs to Self-Destruct?
By Robert C. Bohlmann
Leaders of integrated delivery systems that are facing financial losses should take care in diagnosing root causes for red ink.
5 Things to Look For in a Next-Generation Revenue Cycle Management System
By Loren Buysman
Hospitals should look for five key attributes in a revenue cycle management system.
Web Extra: Learn How To Determine the Right Time for a Next-Generation System Investment
From The Chair
Accountability: It's What's New
By Debora Kuchka-Craig, FHFMA
Now that we're financially accountable for improving clinical outcomes, it's time to step up and take ownership of this challenge.
From the President
Reflections on Stepping Up
By Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA
Presenters at HFMA's annual conference highlighted the serious challenges facing our economy and healthcare system, but participants saw a compelling opportunity to move away from the status quo.
From the Editor
Attacks from All Sides
By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief
How Should This IDS Develop and Thrive?
By Alan Zuckerman
Member Spotlight: In an American Band
Margin of U.S. Not-for-Profit and Public Hospitals
Publication Date: Monday, August 02, 2010