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This Nov. 11 webinar outlines how the physician services of LifePoint Hospitals launched a consumer-friendly billing program that transformed the scalability of its collections.
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Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
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As hospitals and health systems plan capital spending that requires financing, they should carefully weigh all their options.
Learn current issues with bank-supported variable-rate debt bonds.
Guidelines for managing the cost of youth sports that could also serve as guidance for healthcare finance professionals in search of ways to reduce costs in their organizations.
Hospitals can lower debt-financing costs through appropriate use of variable-rate products.
Several years of physician and community outreach have improved the transparency of Beatrice Community Hospital's care delivery and finances, directly contributing to an improved reputation and measureable savings.
When it comes to capital access, the recovery does not appear to be in full swing, judging by the results of HFMA Healthcare Financial Pulse research published in May.
Although many hospitals have had to defer capital expenditures and cut operating costs due to the recession, many organizations also have made process improvements that support next-generation care delivery.
These healthcare providers still have some work to do to qualify for HITECH meaningful use incentives. But their electronic health records are already creating efficiencies-and, most important, improving patient care in meaningful ways.
The economic crisis will force hospitals and health systems to cut back spending on capital projects and unprofitable healthcare services in 2009, a recent study has found.
Hospitals that are structured as systems of focused factories-providing bundles of care in a variety of service lines-will be better positioned to compete under value-based business models.
Dedicated limited taxes can provide the lifeline a hospital needs to preserve community health care and enhance the local economy.
Healthcare organizations may wish to consider tax-exempt bank financing for capital projects.
The increased number of insured Americans will determine the types of healthcare facilities that are most needed during an era of change and how those facilities are funded.
Todd Sisson, senior analyst, Wells Capital Management’s Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Group, shares his insights into what investors expect from the healthcare industry and the role of reform legislation.
Four industry leaders share the ways in which business development is changing in an era of reform—and how CFOs and other healthcare leaders should prepare.
Vincent Schmitz, senior vice president and CFO at MultiCare Health System, based in Tacoma, Wash., discusses his organization's capital strategy, which helps it succeed and grow.
Learn five ways that hospitals that are structured as systems of focused factories will be better able to succeed under payment reform.
Maryland’s all-payer system has lowered healthcare costs, but also has driven down hospitals’ operating margins and driven up debt.
Dean Swindle, executive vice president, business services, and CFO at Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses his organization's capital allocation strategy.
The enterprise risk management process can be used to identify, quantify, mitigate, and monitor financial and capital risks.
How an academic medical center used a credit tenant lease as an alternative financing solution to fund a $35 million campus expansion.
Finance leaders looking to quantify the impact of various capital funding options on bond ratings and the cost of funds can ask rating agencies to provide a confidential assessment, or private rating.
Hospital investors too often overlook a major component of long-term investment stability: the spending policy.
An unprecedented number of letters of credit for variable rate issues are up for renewal in 2011 and 2012. Healthcare finance leaders should start the process of renewal or replacement well in advance of the current expiration date.
While traditional financing options may be an option for some well-positioned small/rural facilities, others may find better luck with nontraditional financing approaches.
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.
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