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This Oct. 23 webinar explains how the challenges resulting from the ACA present an opportunity for improving process integration, which ultimately transforms the patient experience.
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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.
Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics, peer comparison, and successful practices.
Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
Guidelines on how to make it easier for consumers to get information about healthcare prices.
This webinar will help you implement a methodology that assimilates key front-end processes with back-end patient reasonability protocols.
On May 17, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is accepting applications for the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model (Pioneer ACO Model). The Pioneer ACO Model is designed to encourage organizations experienced in providing
A summary of CMS's report to Congress outlining the key principles, challenges, and options that must be considered when developing a plan for implementing a value-based purchasing program for ASCs.
A group of providers participating in PROMETHEUS Payment project pilots discuss challenges and opportunities healthcare organizations will face in transitioning to a value-based system.
This spreadsheet, based on the CMS proposed shared savings rule, can be used to calculate potential shared savings/losses from forming a Medicare ACO.
In the FY12 IPPS final rule, CMS outlines the requirements of the hospital readmissions reduction program that it intends to implement in the FY12, FY13, and future IPPS LTCH PPS rulemaking cycles. Provided is the section of the FY12 IPPS
HHS issued a proposed rule implementing the new affordable insurance exchanges (Exchanges) mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will provide competitive marketplaces for individuals and small employers to directly compare available private health insurance options on the basis of price, quality, and other factors.
CMS announces its request for applications for providers to test episode-based payment for care using bundled payment methods under the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative.
This resource provides a way to track the actions that states are taking to implement health insurance exchange development.
CMS published a final rule to implement a new hospital value-based purchasing program under which hospitals that meet or exceed certain quality measures relating to clinical process of care and patient experience of care would be rewarded incenctives beginning in FY13.
This tool provides questions to help prepare your organization for health insurance exchanges.
This summary describes the stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments.
Below are links to bundled payment resources CMMI Bundled Payment Freeware Analysis Package View the resource for developing bundled payment bids.
Provides an overview of physician and hospital payment demonstration projects sponsored by private sector organizations and CMS.
This fact sheet dicusses aspects of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
This fact sheet includes updates to the hospital inpatient value-based purchasing program developed by CMS to reward hospitals for meeting certain performance standards established for a performance period.
This document contains tables with useful dates and timelines pertaining to Stage 2 meaningful use criteria published in the September 4, 2012, final rule.
HFMA comments on CMS's proposed rule on Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations.
This table from CMS outlines the differences between the Proposed Rule and the Final Rule for Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
HFMA has compiled a resource catalog of content related to the proposed health insurance exchange regulations and the Essential Benefits Bulletin.
This roundtable discusses how new payment models are going to impact the revenue cycle and how organizations plan to prepare for new market realities.
This executive summary highlights major provisions of the ACO proposed rule published by CMS. Section by section bullet points follow the summary.
This presentation highlights the major initiatives contained in the new health reform bill.
Effectively managing health at a population level in a risk-based arrangement requires keen understanding not only about potential changes in care processes but also about how these arrangements will impact capital planning and other key performance areas. With this in mind, this HFMA roundtable focuses on core financial and business management strategies progressive providers are adopting to succeed when taking on population-based risk.
Peter Salisbury explores strategic considerations for independent community hospitals that are contemplating a merger or affiliation.
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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