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COVID-19

HFMA news coverage of the new coronavirus and its effects on healthcare finance.

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News | Coronavirus
Consumers support the expansion of telehealth that has taken place during the COVID-19 pandemic and want to continue to use such platforms when the pandemic ends, according to a new survey.
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News | Telemedicine
Healthcare providers should take care to comply with payer policies around telehealth.
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News | Healthcare Reform
A compromise healthcare plan between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the party’s progressive wing would create a public option and promote other major changes.
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News | Coronavirus
Hospitals could struggle to repay Medicare loans, which will come due soon, amid re-impositions of elective surgery bans.
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News | Strategic Partnerships, Mergers, and Acquisitions
The number of hospital M&A deals in the spring of 2020 was little affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its severe financial effects.
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Blog | Transparency
While the Trump administration prevailed in the first round of the lawsuit challenging its price transparency policy, the American Hospital Association has indicated it will appeal the ruling.
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How To | FASB and GASB Rules and Guidelines
For health systems, the decline in financial performance due to COVID-19 creates a triggering event for interim or annual impairment testing of certain assets on the balance sheet.
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Q&A | Strategic Planning
A featured session at HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference on July 15 will examine how three health systems are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Podcast | Treasury and Cash Management
Venson Wallin and Richard Walker of BDO Consulting discuss cash: how to get it, how to keep it, and how to use it wisely.
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Fact Sheet | Compliance
HFMA summarized in detail the OIG's proposed rule amending its civil money penalty regulations.
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Blog | Compliance
HFMA's Chad Mulvany reviews some of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service's changes to the terms and conditions related to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
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Article | Cost Reduction
Virginia Mason Institute’s Rhonda Stewart shares how healthcare systems can reduce costs and improve patient and worker metrics by eliminating waste.
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Case Study | Productivity and Process Improvement
The experience of Texas Oncology in CMS’s Oncology Care Model shows how provider organizations can use change management processes to lay the foundation for success in new care delivery models.
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News | Healthcare Reform
A compromise healthcare plan between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the party’s progressive wing would create a public option and promote other major changes.
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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
Recommendations from healthcare economists for savings to preserve Part A Trust Fund focus more on taxes and less on providers.
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Article | Revenue Cycle
HFMA's Digital Annual Conference continues July 15 and July 17 with sessions to help healthcare finance professionals handle revenue cycle and clinical care challenges amid the pandemic.
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How To | Coding
Providers should make sure they fully understand various COVID-19 codes that can enhance payment from CMS and serve as important claims data.
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How To | Telemedicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has opened new opportunities for health systems to expand their use of telehealth services. Implemented properly with careful planning, telehealth can be a strong revenue source going forward.
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Podcast | Telemedicine
Lucy Zielinski and Dan Marino follow up on Zielinski's successful Virtual Conference presentation by tackling some of the most challenging aspects of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also in this episode, Christopher Dunkerly of spo...
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Blog | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer urges healthcare finance professionals to rethink their efforts around diversity and inclusion within their own organizations.
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Blog | Staff Development
HFMA's Todd Nelson says the pandemic, like few other healthcare crises before, has placed the need for communication, coordination and collaboration with our clinical colleagues, especially in the nursing areas, squarely front and center.
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Case Study | Financial Sustainability
A strategy by Excela Health in Pennsylvania focused on integrating and optimizing its the advanced practice provider workforce can serve as a road map for how best to pursue such an undertaking.
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Column | Financial Sustainability
Reworking cost structure and enhancing revenue performance are foundational parts of a holistic solution for most healthcare organizations facing balance sheet challenges and covenant violations as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
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How To | Capital Finance
Health systems that are developing venture capital projects should apply eight core principles that reflect best practices of organizations that had a strong track record of success in managing their venture capital programs.
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Column | Staff Development
HFMA Chapter members announce career updates from new jobs to promotions. Plus, one member shares her recent accomplishment with a master’s in legal studies.
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Column | Consumerism
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer addresses issues related to the patient financial experience — and journalists who are covering it —during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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