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This Sept. 17 webinar explains how a hospital group transformed a labor-intensive financial planning process into a streamlined model—which supports operational and strategic decisions—that aligns with the ACA.
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MAP App is a web-based application that helps organizations improve revenue cycle performance based on industry-standard metrics called MAP Keys.
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When assessing revenue cycle performance, the best approach is to narrow the focus to the key performance indicators that have the greatest potential impact on A/R and cash flow.
Payment challenges, spiraling healthcare costs, and a slow economic recovery are some market forces that have ignited the national explosion of consolidation.
A study looking at data adjusted for patient severity found that both revenues and expenses showed increases per adjusted discharge from the second quarter of 2010 through the second quarter of 2011.
An analysis of changes in discharge rates discloses that, after increases in 2006 and 2007, the percentage change dropped from 2008 through 2010 for all hospitals and most groups in the analysis.
An analysis compares the profitability of urban and rural hospitals paid under the inpatient prospective payment system with that of rural hospitals with special Medicare payment provisions.
Having a good theoretical understanding of business intelligence is all well and good, but what really matters is how you apply it.
In the face of the nation's economic challenges, hospitals are under increasing pressure to reduce costs. Benchmarking is key to achieving that goal.
This exhibit depicts the heart failure and shock MS-DRG triad from facilities in a four-state area with similar acute and CCU bed sizes, teaching programs, and significant volumes for the MS-DRGs studied.
Recent declines in the total number of hospitals and beds nationwide have raised questions about effects on emergency department services.
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.
The Medicare payment landscape is changing, and hospitals should be taking steps to ensure they receive appropriate payment. Here's how.
The service line model benefits nearly all stakeholders involved in healthcare delivery. But how is its success measured?
With the right process and tools, healthcare finance leaders don't need a PhD or a crystal ball to predict the future.
A multihospital system decides to use advanced forecasting methods to determine the upcoming year's charity write-offs and realign targets for its community benefits goals.
Look beyond the bottom line, and focus on your organization's complete financial health through effective reporting and data analysis.
If you are not using market intelligence data to analyze your organization's performance, you may be missing out on some great opportunities to develop product lines.
Applying leading practices long used by other industries may help your hospital gain a competitive edge while improving its financial performance.
Seven measures are indispensable to healthcare financial executives for assessing their organizations' financial well-being.
Shifts in demand for a hospital's services can occur unexpectedly. Demand forecasting can help you prepare for these shifts and avoid strategic missteps.
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What are the most important performance indicators for a new hospital or physician practice?
"Many rural providers believe they are operating within the coordinated Medical Home-type approach that promises to reduce healthcare costs. The findings of this analysis support that contention. "
Measuring gross revenue is becoming increasing less reliable as an indication of how well hospitals are doing in their revenue cycle management activities.
How can we best measure our cost position and drive performance?
Finance leaders at UMass Memorial Medical Center share this contribution and total margin scorecard with service line leaders during quarterly actual-versus-budget analyses.
Amy Amick, president, revenue cycle management, and William Davis, vice president, revenue cycle advisory solutions, both with MedAssets, share insights on the industry and techniques to drive sustainable performance improvement.
Eric Ward, president and CEO, Parallon Revenue Cycle Services, discusses key trends in revenue cycle management and factors providers should consider when partnering to advance their revenue cycle performance.
Doug Festermaker, managing partner and executive vice president of health care, Warbird Consulting Partners, shares strategies to leverage outsourced CFO expertise to lead special projects or fill interim roles while recruiting is underway.
Lisa Schneider, CFA, managing director, non-profits & healthcare systems at Russell Investments, offers insights on today’s asset management environment and what to look for when working with a solutions provider to optimize a healthcare organization’s portfolio strategy and manage risk.
Todd W. Lillibridge, president and CEO of Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., and executive vice president of medical property operations at Ventas, discusses trends in healthcare real estate strategy and key considerations when choosing a partner for managing a healthcare organization's service and capital needs.
Paul Weygandt, MD, JD, vice president of physician services, talks about the importance of integrating clinical documentation improvement with patient care in real time, and how Nuance is turning the EHR into a tool valued by physicians.
Robert Reid, CEO, of Intacct discusses healthcare providers' urgent need to manage growth, and how the right cloud financial management application can make all the difference for their financial leaders.
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