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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.
Find suppliers and products in this comprehensive vendor directory for healthcare finance professionals.
Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
Transformation toward value-based healthcare is reshaping the delivery of care, patient expectations, and payment structures.
Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics, peer comparison, and successful practices.
Healthcare leaders reveal how they and their teams stay inspired when the going gets tough.
“Flexible and adaptable, committed and incented … it’s all about developing a perspective to deliver on the promise of value,” writes HFMA's Todd Nelson.
By identifying employee and executive behaviors that drive results and designing incentive plans that have teeth, organizations are accomplishing lofty goals.
Discover a more efficient alternative to the annual budget process that allows for better use of the finance department’s resources and enables healthcare organizations to respond to new opportunities more nimbly.
Service to others is an untapped workplace motivator and may surpass pay and promotions as factors in improving productivity.
From the President: Joe shares his thoughts on performance improvement as part of the DNA of finance professionals.
A profile of HFMA Chair Steven P. Rose, FHFMA, CPA, provides insight into his views on leadership and his vision for HFMA and the healthcare industry as reflected in his theme, “whatever it takes."
From the Chair: Steve Rose shares some thoughts on his theme for the 2013-2014 year and his chairmanship.
Finance and clinical leaders should ensure that the appropriate stakeholders are part of planning the “how” of change.
Healthcare Value: Healthcare organizations are challenged today to find effective ways to communicate their quality performance to stakeholders.
Given that the media can’t be relied on to report matters accurately, what can one do to prepare? Here are nine steps that healthcare organizations can take.
A hospital CEO shares the top traits he looks for in revenue cycle leaders.
From the President: Providers face an important, and inescapable, challenge to improve the pricing structures and practices in the U.S. healthcare industry.
By helping patient financial services personnel feel comfortable asking for money from patients at the time of service, OhioHealth has captured millions of dollars in point-of-service collections—and empowered staff to more effectively help patients resolve their accounts.
Learn how Yale-New Haven Hospital engaged employees in green projects that help reduce waste and inefficiencies, saving the hospital $2.1 million.
From the Editor: Maintaining momentum is critical when embarking on big changes in health care; an article in the November hfm has two out-of-the-ordinary tips for how to do that.
In a recent JAMA survey of physicians, respondents said that most of the responsibility for cost containment lies not with physicians but with others.
Washington: The report issued by the GAO in late June that the federal exchanges are behind schedule must have caused substantial disappointment among ACA supporters.
Experts at this year’s ANI: The HFMA National Institute shared strategies on how to be a standout leader.
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In many markets, there is a direct relationship between a healthcare system’s primary care presence and its market share.
From the Editor: Health care is notoriously complex, and some areas of health care are more complex than others.
Before looking for new and exciting ways to reduce costs, hospitals and health systems should focus on identifying and overcoming the cost obstacles that have prevented them from achieving or maintaining past cost reduction goals.
Former CMS administrator Don Berwick, MD, discusses the challenges of changing the healthcare business model as we stand on the threshold of a value-based delivery system.
HFMA Chair Ralph Lawson shares his perspectives on success with EHRs, which, in his view, depends on our ability to take action on the information our IT systems provide.
In this Business Profile, Bruce Haupt, president and CEO of ClearBalance, discusses how a patient loan program can increase patient collections, reduce bad debt, and speed cash flow.
In this Business Profile, Jerry Bruno, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the importance of choosing revenue cycle solutions that help an organization meet the challenges of a quickly evolving healthcare environment.
In this business profile, Lane Jackson, a partner in the Grant Thornton LLP Health Care Advisory Services practice, with extensive experience in overseeing system implementations and revenue cycle reorganizations, discusses best practices for elevating revenue cycle performance during an EMR implementation. Grant Thornton LLP is a sponsor of the Large System Controllers Council Affinity Group.
In this business profile, Amy Gross, senior vice president of Key Government Finance, discusses the benefits of private placement transactions to support large-scale financing projects.
In this business profile, Doug Polasky, executive vice president at Xtend Healthcare, explains the importance of having sound workflow processes in a consolidated business office to ensure optimal performance and reduce costs.
In this business profile, sponsored by SSI, Jay Colfer, vice president of sales and marketing, shares how patient access solutions are reversing the trend toward increased bad debt resulting from the rise in high-deductible consumer health plans.
In this business profile of Deloitte Consulting, Matthew Hitch and David Betts explore the potential benefits of elevating the customer experience and outline strategies to change service delivery.
TriMedx helps health systems control costs and uncover savings opportunities by optimizing the clinical engineering function.
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