What Value-Based Purchasing Means to Your Hospital
CMS's approach for determining whether a hospital qualifies for incentive payments under the Value-Based Purchasing program is intricate, but it may not produce a fully reliable comparative measure.
By Paul Shoemaker
Web Extra: Read a step-by-step description of how to calculate a hospital's performance scores under Medicare's new VBP program, with a calculation for a sample hospital.
The 4 Phases of Quality Maturity
There are four phases of quality maturity that a hospital must progress through to reach the point that quality becomes a strategic competency.
By Steve Dobbs, Jay Reddy
Clinical Documentation Improvement: Focus on Quality
Hospital clinical documentation improvement programs should move from a focus on payment to a focus on quality and outcomes.
By Shari Breuer, Venanzio Arquilla
Accountable Care: Are You Ready?
A readiness assessment is the critical first step in a 10-step proces to develop an ACO that can thrive in the emerging healthcare environment.
By James Nguyen, Ben Choi
Web Extra: Shared Savings Conditions of Participation
The Case for Evidence-Based Human Capital Management
There are financial benefits to evidence-based recruitment and retention-underscoring the need for finance executives to become actively involved in talent management.
By Kenneth R. Cohen
Web Extra: Find sample questions that can be used to create a job profile.
Hospital Case Management and Progression of Care
Case managers are in an excellent position to take the lead in managing complex patient care processes and ensuring coordination of care within diverse, and often disjunct, acute care settings.
By Stefani Daniels, Jeff Frater
Web Extra: Two hospitals describe their successful experiences in have case management assume responsibilty for ensuring efficent and appropriate progression of care.
Connecting Cost and Quality Through Automated Discharge Instructions
Providing easy-to-understand discharge instructions has helped one hospital lower the number of readmissions and cut the number of patient questions in the call center.
By Pattie Boast, Cathy Potts
Wells Capital's Todd Sisson on What Investors Expect from Hospitals
ICD-10: Obligations and Opportunities
Although implementing ICD-10 is an obligation, it is also a crucial step in advancing the architecture and language unifying efforts to improve population health.
By Philip L. Ronning
Web Extra: Read about the history behind the disease classification system
Cloud Computing Can Simplify HIT Infrastructure Management
Cloud computing delivers an infrastructure foundation with the flexibility and scalability to meet the future demands of the United States' increasingly complex healthcare IT agenda.
By John Glaser
From the Chair
Rewriting the Healthcare Playbook
At ANI, Coach K reminded us that teams win or lose together. In health care, it's time for a new playbook designed around accepting collective responsibility for health outcomes-not assigning blame.
By Greg Adams, FHFMA
From the President
Value Through the Eyes of the Purchaser
A key finding of HFMA's Value Project is that value must be viewed from the purchaser's perspective.
By Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA
From the Editor
The Value of HFMA
The value of HFMA goes beyond the great education and influential thought leadership, as important as they are.
By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief
Eye on Washington
The Oracle Within MedPAC
By Chad Mulvany
How Should the Medical Staff and Hospital Be Aligned in a Post-Reform Market
By Alan M. Zuckerman
The Tax Support of Independent Community Hospitals
By Alan P. Richman
Discharges Decreasing for Most Hospitals
Member Spotlight: Giving Back
Bookshelf: Leading Your Healthcare Organization Through a Merger or Acquisition
Dennis Dahlen: Implementing an Intense Integration Strategy
Publication Date: Monday, August 01, 2011