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This April 30 webinar covers several aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act: auto-dialers, prior express consent, third-party debt collectors, and more.
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Help patients understand the cost of services they receive, their insurance coverage, and
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This webinar highlights industry trends in cost and shares the key questions organizations need to ask themselves during these challenging times.
Catholic Health Initiatives is trying to figure out the true costs associated with nursing—so that the health system can do a better job managing nurse staffing costs.
Costing for physician practices presents unique challenges for hospital finance professionals.
CFOs should take advantage of key opportunities to achieve cost savings and performance improvement in financial services.
A lack of good costing data is a barrier to achieving value in healthcare organizations. Learn how to select and implement technologies designed to improve costing.
Learning to use existing capacity more efficiently may be the fastest way for hospitals and health systems to generate revenue.
After a technology upgrade, a hospital should take specific steps preempt issues that could lead to decreased revenue.
Equivalent acute patient days (EAPDs) are more accurate than adjusted patient days (APDs) for analyzing hospital cost increases over time if inpatient types differ significantly in terms of acuity.
Learn how reform will change hospital costing systems—and five strategies to help your organization adapt.
Not-for-profit and public hospitals follow different accounting standards so their financial characteristics are distinguishable.
A shift in focus from large patient populations to clusters within specific services as healthcare reforms are implemented will fuel the need for detailed cost accounting.
Variations in Medicare payment in different states may put hospitals in some states at a disadvantage by contributing to negative Medicare margins that other hospitals have been able to avoid.
The Medicare cost report is a tool that can help you perform cost analyses and benchmark your organization against your competitors.
Four components of Medicare payment that have shown considerable variation among states are outlier payments, DSH payments, IME-GME payments, and total capital and other pass-through cost payments.
A detailed charge code analysis can be a powerful tool for identifying specific areas for cost reduction, which can lead to large and sustainable improvements.
Due to high fixed costs, hospitals can capture few variable costs using incremental cost reduction strategies. Instead, they should consider reducing capacity and optimizing use of remaining capacity.
A proposed new model for lease accounting can have a significant financial impact on healthcare organizations.
In the face of the nation's economic challenges, hospitals are under increasing pressure to reduce costs. Benchmarking is key to achieving that goal.
A hospital that does not have an activity-based costing system could be putting its financial viability at considerable risk.
Equivalent patient units is a new measure of hospital volume that improves finance leaders’ ability to compare activity and costs—and identify savings potential.
Hospitals can use their call centers to determine the success of marketing projects aimed at attracting patients to the organization.
The average cost per discharge was $9,100 for all payers in 2008. Medicare discharges had the highest average cost per hospital stay ($11,300).
To succeed under the new value-focused business model, hospitals and health systems will need to have the following mechanisms in place: revenue management, cost management, use of human capital, physician revenue/compensation modeling and budgeting, and management reporting.
During this webinar, HCA Healthcare shares its end-to-end approach to managing travel and employee reimbursement.
Building an effective costing model that reflects financial and clinical realities requires buy-in and collaboration.
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