Modeling the Impact of Healthcare Reform
Hospital leaders today need to engage in simultaneous modeling of all parameters and forecasts related to hospitals' payment, volume, capital costs, and other variables.
By Charles Kim, Daniel Majka, Jason H. Sussman
Paul Keckley, PhD: Improving the Value of Health Care
Paul Keckley, PhD, executive director for the Washington, D.C.-based Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, discusses how hospitals can improve value.
Enhancing OR Capacity and Utilization
One organization collaborated with physicians to make OR scheduling and use of facility space more efficient.
By Jeffry A. Peters, Harrison M. Dean
Physician Integration: The Community Health Center Collaboration Option
Health systems can expand their primary care reach and reduce costs by collaborating with federally qualified health centers.
By Gary Lewins
5 Strategies for Physician Engagement
Taking a close look at physician engagement strategies employed by other hospitals can help organizations successfully develop their own.
By Nick Sears, MD
Discounting Medical Malpractice Claim Reserves for Self-Insured Hospitals
CFOs should work with the hospital's actuary and external auditor in deciding on the discount rate to apply to self-insured medical malpractice reserves.
By Richard Frese, Patrick Kitchen
What Finance Needs to Know About Using Technology to Improve Value New technologies can help hospitals more easily and cost-effectively evaluate performance around quality, thereby contributing to improved value. Finance leaders should guide these efforts.
By Sanjaya Kumar
Web Extra: Key Technological Concepts Explained
Is There a Cost Associated With Higher Quality
Value-based purchasing (VBP) is likely to become the new reality for U.S. hospitals. A key question is whether hospitals manage the costs associated with the improved quality that VBP will require.
By William O. Cleverley, James O. Cleverley
Managing Your Margin After Reform: The Strategic Margin Plan
CFOs can take four key steps to improve quality and margin as healthcare reform mandates evolve over the next decade.
By Michael E. Nugent
Positioning Your Organization for a RAC Audit
There are four key steps providers can take to position themselves for a RAC audit.
By Jonathan L. Swichar, Daniel R. Walworth
From the Chair
Finding New Resolve for a New Year
An important New Year's resolution for healthcare finance executives is to rededicate yourself to long-term goals.
By Debora Kuchka-Craig, FHFMA
From The President
Happy New Year-I Think
The financial state of the country and uncertainty in health care make the new year less than inviting, but focus on solutions at the local level will help.
By Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA
From the Editor
Garbage In or Garbage Out?
Strategic planning is especially challenging in this time of healthcare reform and market change.
By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief
Eye on Washington
2011... What Lies Ahead for Health Care?
By Gail R. Wilensky
Trends Versus Fads, Action Versus, Reaction
By Larry Scanlon
Convergence: It's What's Next in Healthcare IT
By Randy L. Thomas
Good Governance: The Overlooked Investment Strategy
By William F. Jarvis
Volume Growth: Quantifying the Recession's Impact for Future Projects
Jennifer Marion on Healthcare Reform Strategies