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On February 10-12, Physicians, Payers, and Providers will discover strategies for implementing value-based payment arrangements with both private and public sector payers.
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Transformation toward value-based healthcare is reshaping the delivery of care, patient expectations, and payment structures.
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Who wouldn't appreciate all of the flexible education opportunities offered by HFMA? Even distance can't keep you and your education goals apart. HFMA offers live and recorded webinars and e-Learning Self-Study courses you can access from your home or office. Most webinars are free to members and the e-learning courses offer exceptional value. And don't forget our upcoming Spring Seminars and the Virtual Conference. Both offer exceptional education and CPE credits for members, and your chapter earns DCMS education hours for any members who attend.
Assessing Your Financial Risk for Cases that Fall into the "Gray Zone"
Tues., Jan. 31: After this webinar, you will be able to understand areas of high financial and compliance risk related to misclassification of inpatient versus observation status for admissions and readmissions, identify specific cases at your hospital at risk of falling into the medical necessity "gray zone" through the use of data analytics and benchmarking tools, such as MedPar data and the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER), and outline your hospital's overall risk and opportunity assessment relative to the program performance.
Improve Case Mix Index, Reduce Costs and Prepare for ICD-10 with Computer-Assisted Coding
Wed., Feb. 8: After this webinar, you will be able to evaluate CAC solutions to increase efficiency and compliance, improve case mix index, assess the value of CAC for your individual facility, differentiate between Natural Language Processing (NLP) engines, orchestrate a smooth implementation process plan, establish baselines for faster return on investment, and use CAC to achieve maximum financial benefits and minimize audit risk.
Applying for the NEW MAP Award for Performance Improvement in Revenue Cycle
Thurs., Feb. 9: After this webinar, you will be able to integrate MAP Keys performance indicators into revenue cycle goals and measures, identify specific MAP Keys used to document revenue cycle performance improvement, and prepare for the 2012 MAP Award for Performance Improvement in Revenue Cycle. All acute-care hospitals are eligible. Your organization does not have to be an HFMA MAP App subscriber to apply.
Keep the Cash Flowing: Strategies for Success in a 5010 WorldWed., Feb. 22: After this webinar, you will be able to develop an action plan to help manage any residual 5010 transition items and identify initial steps for preparing employees, refining processes, and deploying technology for ICD-10 coding changes. You'll also be able to describe CORE Operating Rules and the impact on revenue cycle operations, review innovative techniques for improving revenue cycle processes in an increasingly regulated environment, and validate traditional, yet continually effective, methods.
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Attend HFMA's Spring Seminars and walk away with information, tools, and takeaways that can be immediately applied in your facility whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned executive.
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There's still more Virtual Conference content available! On-demand sessions will be available in the Education Hall until April 11. We are offering 10 sessions from ANI breakout sessions and archived webinars. On-demand sessions are not eligible for CPE credit; however, they do count towards certification maintenance, and chapters also earn DCMS credit for each session in which a chapter member participates. All sessions are free for members.
There is still one day of live sessions in April. The program will be announced soon, and promises to continue to deliver thought-provoking education as well as the same opportunity to ask questions of the speakers during Q&A sessions.
HFMA welcomes C-suite executives and healthcare finance industry professionals in provider, payer, and vendor organizations. Conference segments include patient financial services, managed care, reimbursement, compliance, financial accounting, and more.
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Publication Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow.
Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever – and more critical. With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise, providers have seen their billing-related costs and accounts receivable levels increase. If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization, the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what’s working and what’s not, in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results.
Emad Rizk, MD, president and CEO of Accretive Health, discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management.
No two patients are the same. Each has a very personal healthcare experience, and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how, when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill. It’s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients. The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical. This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach, but take control of rising collection costs.
Jim Bohnsack, vice president, solution & corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions, explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements.
This white paper, written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services, Carrie Romandine, discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle. Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs, but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections. Further, targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction (i.e. point of service, customer service, patient statements) and analyzed regularly for maximized results.
Steve Scibetta, senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems' healthcare product line, shares insights into effectively managing receivables.
This white paper, written by Apex President Patrick Maurer, discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments. Providers are now seeking ways to incrementally collect more payments due from patients as well as speeding up the rate of collections. This white paper shows why patient-centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider-centric approaches.
Elena White, vice president of risk, quality, and network solutions for Optum, discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization.
Increased electronic engagement between healthcare providers and patients provides significant opportunities for improving revenue cycle metrics and encouraging patients to access EHRs. This article, written by Apex Founder and CEO Brian Kueppers, explores a number of strategies to create synergy between patient billing, online payment portals and electronic health record (EHR) software to realize a high ROI in speed to payment, patient satisfaction and portal adoption for meaningful use.
Somnia President and CEO Marc Koch, MD, MBA, explains how hospitals can drive transformative change in the perioperative experience for outstanding clinical and financial outcomes.
Faced with a rising tide of bad debt, a large Southeastern healthcare system was seeing a sharp decline in net patient revenues. The need to improve collections was dire. By integrating critical tools and processes, the health system was able to increase online payments and improve its financial position. Taking a holistic approach increased overall collection yield by 10% while costs came down because the number of statements sent to patients fell by 10%, which equated to a $1.3M annualized improvement in patient cash over a six-month period. This case study explains how.
PMMC President Roger L. Shaul discusses the effects of healthcare reform on revenue cycle management and how PMMC's products help clients adapt to a changing financial environment.
With the ICD10 deadline quickly approaching and daily responsibilities not slowing down, final preparations for October 1 require strategic prioritization and laser focus.
Greg Burgess, Founder and Chief Product Officer at Burgess Group shares insights and opportunities for payment integrity in the rapidly changing healthcare IT landscape.
Read how Gwinnett Medical Center provides clear connections to financial information, offers multiple payment options for patients, and gives onsite staff the ability to collect payments at multiple points throughout the care process.
Read how Orlando Health was able to perform deeper dives into claims data to help the health system see claim rejections more quickly–even on the front end–and reduce A/R days.
To maintain fiscal fitness and boost patient satisfaction and loyalty, healthcare providers need visibility into when and how much they will be paid–by whom–and the ability to better navigate obstacles to payment. They need payment clarity. This whitepaper illuminates this concept that is winning fans at forward-thinking hospitals.
Financial services staff are always looking for ways to improve the verification, billing and collections processes, and Munson Healthcare is no different. Read about how they streamlined the billing process to produce cleaner bills on the front end and helped financial services staff collect more than $1 million in additional upfront annual revenue in one year.
Effective revenue cycle management can be a challenge for any hospital, but for smaller providers it is even tougher. Read how Wallace Thomson identified unreimbursed procedures, streamlined claims management, and improved its ability to determine charity eligibility.
Before launching an energy-efficiency initiative, it’s important to build a solid business case and understand the funding options and potential incentives that are available. Healthcare leaders should consider taking the steps outlined in the whitepaper to ease the process of gaining approval, piloting, implementing, and supporting sustainability projects. You will find that investing in sustainability and energy efficiency helps hospitals add cash to their bottom line. Discover how hospitals and health systems have various options for funding energy-efficient and renewable-energy initiatives, depending on their current financial structure and strategy.
Health care is a dynamic mergers and acquisitions market with numerous hospitals and health systems contemplating or pursuing formal arrangements with other entities. These relationships often pose a strategic benefit, such as enhancing competencies across the continuum, facilitating economies of scale, or giving the participants a competitive advantage in a crowded market. Underpinning any profitable acquisition is a robust capital planning strategy that ensures an organization reserves sufficient funds and efficiently onboards partners that advance the enterprise mission and values.
The success of healthcare mergers, acquisitions, and other affiliations is predicated in part on available capital, and the need for and sources of funding are considerations present throughout the partnering process, from choosing a partner to evaluating an arrangement’s capital needs to selecting an integration model to finding the right money source to finance the deal. This whitepaper offers several strategies that health system leaders have used to assess and manage capital needs for their growing networks.
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