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This Forum members-only webinar explains how to manage the financial risks associated with adoption of ICD-10.
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Financial, clinical, and administrative leaders identify key strategies to drive healthcare value.
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New HFMA research shows value-driving practices for specific hospital types.
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In what seems to have become an annual exercise in fiscal futility, the Medicare trustees dutifully released their annual report in late March indicating impending fiscal disaster for Medicare.
Recent recommendations by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) could, if implemented, substantially alter the wage index-and redistribute billions to hospitals in the process.
In its latest advisory, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has told hospitals, in so many words, that customer relationship management is the wave of the future.
Productivity improvement can help healthcare organizations achieve significant efficiencies and cost savings. What CFO wouldn't like those results?
Restoration-or reengineering? With its 2004 changes to the inpatient rehabilitation classification, CMS rocked the rehab world, and the impact is still being felt today.
Improving the quality and cost of health care requires an ongoing commitment that would start in areas where we have better clinical information, such as hospitals.
All those wanting to be part of the Medicare payment by episode demonstration (aka bundled payment), come on down! And bring your data and signatures.
Glenn Hackbarth, chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, shares his thoughts about the cost-effectiveness of preventive care initiatives and other issues related to Medicare.
Although the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is now projected to remain solvent until 2029, the trustees' projections are predicated on reductions in payment that may not occur.
The proposed Medicare Shared Savings rule makes ACOs more tangible for providers, but it also contains a few surprises.
Publicly available data from Medicare can help hospitals benchmark their experience against the experiences of their peers to identify unexpected variations and opportunities for improvement.
The July 2011 report by the CMS actuaries contains good news and bad news—depending on one’s perspective.
Learn what action steps hospitals should consider in preparing for RAC extrapolation.
Providers applying to participate in the CMMI Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative need to understand the program and the opportunities and risks associated with participation.
Read a step-by-step description of how to calculate a hospital's performance scores under Medicare's new VBP program, with a calculation for a sample hospital.
James Nguyen Ben Choi Participation in CMS's Hospital Value Base Purchasing program necessitates a three year agreement with CMS that requires an accountable care organization (ACO) to comply with the proposed rules. During those three years, the ACO may elect
CMS's approach for determining whether a hospital qualifies for incentive payments under the Value-Based Purchasing program is intricate, but it may not produce a fully reliable comparative measure.
Congress is likely to accept several MedPAC recommendations due to the need for Medicare savings to reduce the federal deficit, replace the physician SGR, and increase payment for primary care.
Additional statistics supplementing an article in the December 2007 issue of hfm magazine.
These checklists provide a framework for providers to assess participation in and prepare for pay for performance.
Healthcare finance leaders discuss the challenges, benefits, and impact hospitals face when implementing pricing transparency.
This presentation identifies key features of the 2010 OPPS final rule, implications for hospitals, and how hospitals can respond to these changes.
This presentation identifies key features of the calendar year 2010 physician fee schedule final rule and implications for providers.
Barriers to price transparency at the payer, provider, and the patient level are discussed in this HFMA educational report.
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