Managing the Risks of Accountable Care
The risks of participating in Medicare's Shared Savings Program would likely exceed the potential benefits if the program unfolds entirely along the lines spelled out in CMS's proposed rules.
By Max Reynolds
Web Extra: The Build-Up: High Hopes for ACOs
Delivering During a Time of Need
By Patrick Reilly
The Value of Shared Services
Multisite shared services organizations can strengthen business continuity planning and capability.
By Beverly Wallace
Understanding Hospital Professional Liability Claim Costs
Collecting and benchmarking targeted claim data can help hospital systems manage risk.
By Kristin Monopolis, Erik Johnson
Tax-Exempt Bank Loans Still an Option for Providers
Healthcare organizations may wish to consider tax-exempt bank financing for capital projects.
By Grant Ostlund, John Cheney
5 things You Should Know About Co-Managment Arrangements
Co-management agreements offer hospitals a means to focus compensation of physicians more on the quality of care they deliver than on the volume of services.
By Jen Johnson
Web Extra: A Brief History of Co-Management Arrangements
Physician Compensation: 5 Mistakes, 1 Solution
The most effective physician compensation models are productivity-based, using work relative value units to measure productivity.
By Marc Halley, William Reiser
Capital Efficiency and Integrated Health System Designs
Community health system design plays a role in capital efficiency, including returns on invested capital.
By Daniel Zismer, Jay Sterns, Bill Claus
Overcoming Barriers to EHR Adoption
One health system managed the implementation of its its organizationwide electronic health record by first gaining input from clinicians and working cooperatively with competitors.
By John Haughom, Skip Kriz, Donn McMillan
Web Extra: Fast Facts: Electronic Health Record Incentive Program
Culture Clash: The Impact of Culture on Physician-Hospital Integration
Hospitals and physicians that are undertaking a merger should take five key steps to avoid a culture clash that could derail the integration initiative.
By Mark Hirschfeld, Robert Moss
Budget Planning Under Payment Reform
Healthcare finance executives should take a team-based approach to budgeting and use scenario planning as part of the budgeting process.
By Michael Nugent
From the Chair
Don't Be Afraid to Fail
The risk of failure is not the risk that matters most.
By Greg Adams, FHFMA
From the President
Reforming Medicare payment through a private-public partnership would be a positive step for the future of the program.
By Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA
From the Editor
What the Democrats and Republicans need if they are to effectively "bend the cost curve" for Medicare is something analogous to circuit bending.
By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief
Eye on Washington
Medicare Spending - Again in in Spotlight
The Social Security trustees released their annual report in May, and the news was not good for Medicare.
By Gail Wilensky
Leaders Need to say No
Healthcare leaders who possess discernment and sound judgment are able to say "no" even when doing so is difficult or perhaps not politically correct.
By Larry Scanlan
The Transformative Role of Healthcare IT in Accountable Care Frameworks
Healthcare IT can play a transformative role in accountable care frameworks.
By Keith Figlioli
Craig Richmond: Driving Best-in-Class Revenue Cycle Improvement
Publication Date: Friday, July 01, 2011