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New HFMA research shows value-driving practices for specific hospital types.
Learn the steps to take in determining whether your organization's financial assistance eligibility program should be revamped.
Marlene Zurack, CFO at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, discusses the health system’s strategy under healthcare reform.
Intermountain Healthcare’s systematic redesign of the initial patient encounter process has ensured clear and timely application of the organization’s charity care policies.
Results of Intermountain Healthcare’s Financial Assistance and Improved Registration initiative included a 40 percent increase in charity care approved.
Manual processes, lack of accountability for errors, and a low emphasis on front end collections all contributed to severe revenue shortfalls at Atlanta's Grady Health System.
Remember "Alfie," the song that Dionne Warwick sang back in the '60s? The song asks, "What's it all about, Alfie?"
IRS Form 990 Schedule H requires hospitals to estimate the amount of charity care in their reported bad debt. Are you ready to document this information-and prove it?
A description of elements to look for when evaluating predictive analytics models can help healthcare financial executives make a purchase decision.
There are several key considerations for choosing point-of-service collections technology.
The Bellevue Hospital launched an initiative to improve days in accounts receivable, reduce denials, and improve charge capture—and enhanced revenue by more than $1 million.
A variety of strategies can help patients understand their financial responsibility and improve the organization's self-pay performance.
When hospitals establish patients' financial obligations for their hospital bills before treatment occurs, both the hospital and the patient benefit from the transparency.
Using technology to improve scheduling, eligibility/insurance verification, and financial counseling processes to better serve patients led to greater patient satisfaction and increased revenue for UPMC.
Hospitals can partner with community agencies to obtain Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement that would not be available through other strategies.
The Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan offers opportunities for providers to optimize revenues—but not without risks.
Although the PCIP program has been available since early 2011, enrollment has been low, and spending by the states and the federal government has been well under budget.
In today's economic climate, meeting the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations through community benefit programs is becoming more important than ever.
The new health reform legislation places new community benefit and financial assistance requirements on tax-exempt providers. Use this checklist to review your community benefit communication plan.
Authored by four healthcare provider executives, this HFMA white paper provides background on charity care in the United States, examples of the charity care processes currently used, and recommendations that could better support the federal government's goals for charity care.
Mary Ann Briscoe Nurses are all too familiar with the potential medical consequences of not having health insurance, or having inadequate insurance The child with asthma who is a frequent ED visitor for lack of a regular pediatrician. The woman
Revenue cycle strategies to improve financial assistance counseling services and charity care for PFS leaders.
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley uses five approaches to help self-pay patients close their accounts.
How do you determine total household income as a percentage of the federal poverty guidelines?
Hospitals are seeing increasing levels of self pay activity and greater needs to provide uncompensated care. With this in mind, this report advises healthcare executives on ways they should take a fresh look at core concepts of charity care and
Revenue cycle leaders may meet several financial goals by using prearrival patient financial profiles.
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