Solving the ACO Conundrum
An accountable care organization, developed on the basis of a focused strategic and financial analysis, can be a means for a hospital to increase market share.
By John M Harris, Daniel M. Grauman, Rashi Hemnani
Special Section: Healthcare Reform
Will Healthcare Reform Work?
Providers stand a much greater chance today than they did in the past of successfully solving the U.S. healthcare system's imposing cost and quality problems.
By Chad Mulvaney
Coverage and Costs: Lessons Learned from the U.K. Health System
Soaring healthcare costs in the United Kingdom demonstrate that universal public healthcare systems can face the same cost control challenges as the highly private U.S. system.
By Derek A. Bang
Realizing the Full Financial Benefits of True Integration
Health systems stand to achieve tangible financial and nonfinancial benefits from developing a strong integration strategy.
By Kathleen H. McCarthy, Alan M. Zuckerman
7 Strategies for Improving HITECH Readiness
Demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records is critical in an environment of outcomes-based payment and healthcare reform.
By Pam Arlotto
The Value EquationLearn the innovative strategies that three healthcare organizations have incorporated to increase the value of the care and services they provide.
By Jeni Williams
Web Extra: Find more tips for improving quality while driving costs down
Recover Costs of Care with Community Partners
Hospitals can partner with community agencies to obtain Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement that would not be available through other strategies.
By Michael Hutner
Meaningful Use Update
Healthcare providers cannot afford to delay their detailed meaningful use planning.
By John T. Bigalke, Mitchell Morris
Cost and Quality
Reducing Variance in Nursing Practice
Variations in nursing practice can negatively impact patient safety, as well as the quality and cost of care.
By Kathleen D. Sanford
Developing a Revenue Integrity Improvement Plan
A first step in plugging leaks from hospital revenue cycle operations is to implement a revenue integrity improvement plan.
By Kate Banks
From the Chair
We're All Strategic Planners Now
HFMA's chair tells why "failing to plan is planning to fail."
By Deborah Kuchka-Craig, FHFMA
From the President
A strong consensus emerged from HFMA's Thought Leadership Retreat: creating value--lowering costs while improving quality--is a strategic imperative in changing times.
By Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA
From the Editor
An Old Friend to the Rescue
By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief
Eye on Washington
Comparative Effectiveness Research: So Far,So Good
By Gail R. Wilensky
The Path to Transformation: The Future Starts Now
By Edward J. Giniat
Looking to Grants to Obtain Additional Capital in a Capital-Constrained Market
By Helen E. Quick, Steve Womack
Hospitals Sustaining Margins by Keeping Expenses in Line with Revenues
Member Spotlight: Music Man
Author Presents Six Strategies for Motivating Employees
News in Brief: Could Automated Hand-Wash Checks Reduce Infections - and Costs?
Ronald Werthman on Collaboration