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New HFMA research shows value-driving practices for specific hospital types.
As hospitals prepare for a new world of shared payments under the ACO model, they need to make determinations with respect to four key areas of concern: integration, cost versus benefits, patient loyalty, and risks versus rewards.
Read about five of the top good-news stories in healthcare finance in 2011.
The proposals of a presidentially appointed bipartisan commission are a call to providers to act now to prepare for a dramatically transformed healthcare environment.
A key finding of HFMA's Value Project is that value must be viewed from the purchaser's perspective.
Hospitals and health systems are investing in energy efficiency improvements to reduce costs, although financing these investments is challenging.
In the aftermath of the credit crisis vacuum, more and more healthcare executives are turning to the $521 billion leasing market to finance replacement equipment and fulfill new facility equipment needs.
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.
There are a number of legal issues that the move to accountable care raises for hospitals.
Systematically building capabilities contained in the report on HFMA’s Value project will help organizations thrive in the new era of accountability.
Attention to detail can be the difference between a positive outcome and a derailed initiative.
The risks of participating in Medicare’s Shared Savings Program would likely exceed the potential benefits if the program unfolds entirely along the lines spelled out in CMS’s proposed rules.
Hospital operating margins have remained steady over the past several years, following a cyclic pattern of increases in the first half of the year and decreases in the second half.,
A brief summary of the development of the concept of accountable care organizations.
Multisite shared services organizations can strengthen business continuity planning and capability.
For healthcare finance leaders, looking forward one year isn't enough. Activities such as enterprise risk assessment and capital planning demand a broader time horizon-at least five years.
Learn how some healthcare leaders are responding to the toughest challenges facing their organizations-and what you can do to help your organization succeed in turbulent times.
If you were to flip open an issue of hfm from 1990, chances are you'd find the topics of that day bear an uncanny resemblance to the issues the industry struggles with today.
Hospital financial data through the second quarter of 2009 indicate that hospitals are beginning a financial recovery through improved margins.
The economic distress in the United States overall has begun to seep into the healthcare economy, precipitating a marked drop in margins in FY09 versus FY08.
Margins are higher on average for not-for-profit hospitals than for public hospitals. Operating margins dipped slightly in 2008, but recovered in 2009 for both types of hospitals.
Three lessons from the NBC late-night debacle involving Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien shed light on how to ensure big decisions about integration are not big, bad decisions.
In recent years, hospital profitability has depended on income from non-patient-care activities, but this income declined sharply with the economic downturn, making future profitability uncertain.
Outbound medical tourism can mean not only a substantial lost of potential revenue for hospitals, but also potential risk for malpractice liability.
Providers should include all healthcare industry stakeholders, including payers, in discussions of how to meet industry challenges. Diversity is important, given the reform-related changes ahead.
Analysis of financial data for general acute care community hospitals discloses that the rate of that expense inflation diminished in recent quarters.
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