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News | Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement
A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Jan. 20.
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News | Revenue Cycle
A national consultancy found large disparities in what hospitals charge and in the revenue they garner for most common services.
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News | Bundled Payment
Provider participation in the largest Medicare voluntary bundled payment program surged in its third year.
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News | Accountable Care Organizations
The number of Medicare ACOs has stagnated, but many more are taking on financial risk.
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News | Value-Based Payment
A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Jan. 13.
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Blog | Cost of Care
Healthcare providers are likely to experience increased scrutiny and pressure to lower healthcare costs in 2020. To help its members successfully navigate this new environment, HFMA is hosting its first Financial Sustainability Summit April...
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Trend | Costing and Managerial Accounting
Access to real-time data allows healthcare leaders to act on the activities that need immediate attention before they escalate to more serious problems.
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Podcast | Healthcare Business Trends
Rich Daly interviews HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer about where he sees the industry going in 2020 and beyond. Also, Change Healthcare's Jason Williams discusses the opportunities of artificial intelligence technology, and Brad Dennison, ...
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Blog | Consumerism
The increase in consumer out-of-pocket costs for having a baby can have a negative impact on both a hospital’s financial performance and its perception in the community.
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Comment Letter | Legal and Regulatory Compliance
HFMA submitted a comment letter to the OIG pertaining to the proposed revisions to safe harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute, and civil monetary penalty rules regarding beneficiary inducements.
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Comment Letter | Legal and Regulatory Compliance
HFMA submitted a comment letter to CMS pertaining to the physician self-referral regulations proposed rule.
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Trendsetter | Cost Reduction
A transformative healthcare company outlines some conventional and unusual strategies for streamlining purchased services spend to expand margins and drive revenue.
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Blog | Care Management
The pairing of precision medicine and care management have the potential to significantly reduce spend and improve patient outcomes.
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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
CMS’s new BPCI-A model incorporates patient complexity into the risk-adjustment mechanism, but it remains to be seen if it will solve all issues with the previous model.
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Blog | Value-Based Payment
The change in CMMI leadership could mean long-anticipated models are released, and may signal more emphasis on palliative care in future models based on Brad Smith’s background.
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Policies and Practices | Patient Financial Communications
HFMA Patient Financial Communications Best Practices Adopters include 85 hospitals and 68 clinics.
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Podcast | Revenue Cycle
In this episode we revisit two of our most popular podcasts in which Nicholas Mendyka of the University of Virginia Health System Medical Center talks about his vision for the revenue cycle of the future.
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Podcast | Technology
In this special New Year's Day episode, we're thinking about HFMA's upcoming Annual Conference in San Antonio and looking back at HFMA's 2019 Annual Conference with four never-before-heard interviews. Kyle Hicok of Revint Solutions talks ab...
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Column | Business Intelligence
It’s no longer sufficient to classify a patient’s propensity to pay as “red, green or yellow.” To truly optimize collections, health systems should consider intelligent segmentation.
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Podcast | Leadership
In this episode, HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer debuts a series of conversations with health system CFOs. His inaugural interview is with Mike Allen, HFMA's 2019-2020 Chair and the CFO at OSF HealthCare in Peoria, Illinois.
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Column | Staff Development
Leaders should be aware of different personality types and best practices for managing each.
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How To | Financial Sustainability
This January 2020 inaugural issue of the Financial Sustainability Report features articles on creating care pathways to eliminate unnecessary variations in care and on creating a dashboard to reduce spend on high-cost medications.
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Case Study | Financial Sustainability
Flagler Hospital used an artificial intelligence application to support physician-led efforts to develop and adopt care pathways aimed at improving care quality and outcomes while reducing cost.
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Article | Medical Necessity
A leading revenue cycle technology company talks about how its innovative prior authorization software streamlines the process of checking for, obtaining and following up on prior authorizations, saving organizations millions in avoided den...
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News | Staff Development
As an HFMA Enterprise business partner, Cerner Corporation is extending the benefits of HFMA membership to its associates to expand their knowledge and give them tools to stay up to date with the revenue cycle industry.
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Case Study | Value-Based Payment
Partnering with a health plan has been shown to be an effective strategy for health systems undertaking a value-based payment strategy.
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