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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

CMS Administrator Seema Verma plans to address a gathering of health information data exchange advocates on Aug. 19.

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News | Health Plan Payment and Reimbursement

The share of covered workers enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) at large employers reached 47% in 2019.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

A public-option health plan could lead to the closure of 1,000 rural hospitals, according to an analysis.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Aug. 12.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued final rules with FY20 rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and hospices.

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Blog | Transparency

HFMA's Chad Mulvany offers insight into the major issues associated with CMS’s proposed new requirement for hospitals to post negotiated rates.

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Trend | Accounting and Financial Reporting

A study finds that the combined cost of malpractice premiums, paid losses and self-insurance costs for acute care hospitals with a filing available ending between 2013 and 2017 declined over the five-year period.

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Blog | Innovation and Disruption

A discussion on how actions by some employers to mitigate the impact from the cost of musculoskeletal issues could create opportunities for some health systems and risks for others.

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How To | Capital Sources and Allocation

Hospitals and providers who want to sell bonds in the public market should determine if their offering presents any challenges and develop a list of questions to ask of firms to find the best-suited underwriter for the job.

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How To | Compliance

Healthcare organizations that qualify as HIPAA covered entities should take five steps when developing a compliance program designed to meet their obligation under HIPAA to safeguard patients’ protected health information.

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How To | Compliance

The potential costs of being found noncompliant with HIPAA are too great for a healthcare provider organization not to have in place a compliance program designed to help safeguard patients’ protected health information.

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Trend | Care Process Redesign

Several payer-provider collaborations launched in Massachusetts seek to better manage Medicaid risk by including behavioral health resources, among other services.

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Trend | Care Process Redesign

The dual risk of physician and mental health conditions often compound the cost of care. In fact, people with a combination of medical and behavioral issues have medical costs that are two times higher than the general population.

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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

A review of why a couple of the key changes to the CMS FY2020 IPPS Rule may not bring the desired results.

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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

A review of the potential margin impact on providers from the continued shift of high-volume, high-margin joint replacement procedures to the outpatient setting.

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Trend | Charge Capture

HFMA is seeking input on your hospital's ability to group/capture APC data. This information is crucial to the work of HFMA’s chargemaster taskforce and will help HFMA provide guidance to CMS on transparency initiatives.

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Trend | Chargemaster

HFMA is gathering information to understand hospitals' costing capabilities at the inpatient discharge and outpatient visit/service level.

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Blog | Electronic Health Records

Humana may be a more desirable partner for physicians interested in risk arrangements if its collaboration with Epic reduces potentially preventable ED and inpatient utilization due to increased medication adherence.

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How To | Technology ROI

Healthcare organizations should develop IT plans, measure themselves against their plans and consistently review how regulatory and product changes mandate the need for plan revisions.

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Trend | Financial Leadership

Finance leaders of traditional healthcare providers may have opportunities to pursue positions with private equity firms, says a CFO with a leading healthcare startup.

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Q&A | Financial Leadership

A rural hospital CFO shares his organization’s capital finance strategies and plans to manage future change.

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Trend | Analytics

Advances in analytics are powering improvements in electronic health record utilization and clinical documentation improvement.

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News | Leadership Skills Development

Recognizing five years of sustained excellence, HFMA awarded the South Texas Chapter with the Robert M. Shelton Award.

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Research & Reports | Value-Based Payment

The results of a May 2019 HFMA study about risk readiness in which hospital and health system senior financial leaders share insights on their organizations’ risk capabilities and tolerance.

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