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News | Healthcare Business Trends
The coronavirus is affecting the healthcare industry in unprecedented ways, and HFMA wants to help you stay up to date on the latest news about the outbreak. Come back to this page regularly for coronavirus resources, selected specifically ...
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News | CMS and MedPAC Guidelines and Trends
The HFMA editorial team will continuously post the latest announcements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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News | Supply Chain Management
Hospitals may be feeling desperate as they scramble to address the COVID-19 pandemic, but supply chain managers and finance leaders can take several steps to mitigate shortages.
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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
Hospitals would garner $100 billion in funding support — as well as some desired policy tweaks — from a pending coronavirus stimulus package.
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News | Care Management
State and federal inspections of hospitals will focus on locales where the CDC anticipates COVID-19 outbreaks.
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Blog | Budgeting
The coronavirus outbreak could have a negative impact on hospital finances even with anticipated regulatory and legislative support.
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Blog | Budgeting
HFMA’s Chad Mulvany provides a list of Medicare and Medicaid regulatory payment impacts to consider when developing budgets.
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Podcast | Finance and Business Strategy
HFMA's Rich Daly and Chad Mulvany talk about the latest from Washington on the coronavirus. Scott Rowe of Conifer Health Solutions discusses revenue cycle technology, and Marla Weston, former CEO of the American Nurses Association, talks ab...
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Blog | Population Health Management
The unintentional physical and emotional suffering social distancing may cause at risk seniors who are sheltering in place, will also increase the total cost of care, putting further COVID-19-related pressure on participants in alternative ...
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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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Podcast | Operations Management
UC Davis Medical Center made headlines recently when providers there treated the first case of community spread coronavirus in the United States. In this episode, CFO Tim Maurice speaks with Joe Fifer about the health system's experience in...
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Q&A | Supply Chain Management
A risk management expert with a leading healthcare consultancy says hospital supply chain professionals should monitor deviations and consider how to respond to them.
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Blog | Value-Based Payment
The APM target prices/benchmarks are among the many policy issues beyond paying for surge capacity that CMS, commercial health plans and providers will need to work through in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Blog | Managed Care
Health plans seeking state legislative help with site-neutral payments will likely find allies among employers who are increasingly frustrated with healthcare costs.
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Blog | Medical Debt
HFMA’s Chad Mulvany says 31,000 lawsuits may seem like a lot but adjusted to an annual basis and the population of the study’s geographic area, the actual number is much smaller than one would expect.
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Blog | Charity Care
HFMA's Chad Mulvany says despite the additional federal funding and moves by some states to help with testing and treatment for COVID-19, hospitals should anticipate increased operational costs and uncompensated care expenses.
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Article | Technology
While working from home in the name of social distancing, your employees are more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks.
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White Paper | Revenue Cycle Technology
Read this whitepaper to learn how artificial intelligence can revolutionize utilization review, improve efficiency and accuracy and enable case management/UR teams to align staff to more strategic objectives.
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Case Study | Staff Development
HFMA’s Enterprise Membership program offers critical access hospitals vital tools and resources that their leaders and team members need to succeed in today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape.
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Tools & Tips | Leadership
To help you better manage the evolving nature of COVID-19, these associations are collaborating closely to provide the healthcare field with our best resources available.
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How To | Financial Sustainability
The March issue of the Financial Sustainability Report provides insights and guidance for healthcare finance leaders ranging from accessing untapped opportunities for cost savings to using risk stratification to improve the organization’s p...
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Article | Financial Sustainability
Providers that remain focused on service-by-service approach to care delivery will find themselves out of step with today’s consumer-focused healthcare system.
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Column | Innovation and Disruption
Failure to act can be failure to innovate. 
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Column | Staff Development
HFMA Leadership Training Conference veterans share why they find value in going to the event: from networking and connecting to learning and career development. Find out why hundreds of members attend LTC each year.
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Column | Staff Development
The announcement comes fewer than two years after launching an Enterprise membership program, which has grown to 91 organizations with employees in all 50 states.
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