Integration Without Employment
Accountable care challenges hospitals to engage physicians in efforts to reduce costs and improve quality. If employing physicians is not practical, hospitals should consider alternative strategies.
By John Fink, Darin Libby
Navigating the Road Ahead: Lessons from a Pioneer ACO
One organization's long experience as an accountable care organization shows that accountable care can be successful, not only in improving population health, but also financially.
By Michael James
5 Pillars of Clinical Integration
A healthcare organization's ability to succeed in a world of accountable care will depend on the extent to which it has developed an effective clinical integration program.
By Daniel Grauman, Carole Graham, Molly Martha Johnson
After the Supreme Court Decision: What's Next for Reform?
The U.S. Supreme Court decision was supposed to bring some clarity on healthcare reform. Unfortunately, the ruling with respect to Medicaid has only muddied the waters for providers in some states.
By Chad Mulvaney
Building Data-Driven Trust with Physicians
Hospital finance executives should focus on transparency, along with data, to gain physicians' trust and build productive discussions with physicians toward meaningful change.
By Rick Carter
Back to the Basics: 5 Ways to Pick Low-Hanging Fruit
Hospital finance leaders should perform a few analyses to reduce their labor and supply chain expenses.
By Steven Berger
Moving from CFO to COO
Making the move to COO or to a new leadership position for health systems-chief administrative officer-is a career step that is becoming increasingly attractive to many healthcare CFOs.
By Jeni Williams
Focusing on White Space to Improve Patient Throughput
An Ohio hospital improved care delivery processes by creating better coordination between departments and focusing on patient outcome milestones.
By Samantha Platzke, Imran Andrabi
An Improved Accrual: Reducing Medical Malpractice Year-End Adjustments
Healthcare entities need to determine an appropriate accrual from their medical malpractice medical malpractice year-end adjustments to ensure adequate reserves in year-end financial statements.
By Richard Frese
Leveraging EHR Investments Through Medical Device Connectivity
Integrating medical devices with an electronic health record can boost clinician efficiency by reducing clinicians' overall documentation activities.
By Peter Witonsky
From the Chair
Tackling the Cost Challenge
Healthcare leaders can help solve the nation's healthcare cost problem if they tackle it incrementally.
By Ralph Lawson, FHFMA, CPA
From the President
Go for the Gold
The time is right to experiment with payment models that reward better coordination of care and mend the nation's fragmented care delivery system.
By Joseph Fifer, FHFMA, CPA
From the Editor
The Basis of Our Conclusions
Finance leaders will have more success getting stakeholders to accept a decision if they discuss assumptions associated with data on which the decision is based and the rationale for use of the data
By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief
Reducing Healthcare Costs Through Better Chronic Disease Management
There is compelling evidence that improving the management of chronic diseases holds huge potential for improving quality of care and lowering costs.
By Dean Coddington, Keith Moore
The Value Proposition: 4 Lessons from Failing Quality Programs
Four lessons from unsuccessful quality programs illustrate pitfalls hospitals should avoid.
By John Byrnes
Which Initiatives Should a Health System Pursue in a Highly Competitive Market?
A health system contemplates strategic options in a metropolitan area that has been experiencing consolidation in healthcare delivery.
By Alan Zuckerman
5 Ways To...
5 Ways to Reduce Variation
Scripps Health shares five of the health system's most successful strategies for reducing variation.
By Karen Wagner
Hospitals Invest Less in Updates, Renovations, and Expansions
Member Spotlight:Drivivng Down Memory Lane
John Sperry: A CPA Among Physicians
Publication Date: Wednesday, August 01, 2012