2019 hfm Magazine Archives
HFMA members have access to the 2019 archived issues of hfm. Issues include all articles plus web extras and other online-only content.
hfm Magazine: January 2019
Cover Story Psychology and Behavioral Change Theory as Applied to Changing Revenue Cycle Payment Models Healthcare providers should consider a retail-like payment experience for patients. By Rajesh Voddiraju Web Exclusives Using Ambulatory Pricing Strategically to Protect and Grow Market Share An increasing regulatory focus on price transparency also is an impetus for hospitals and health…
New Approaches and Technologies for Improving Cost Performance in Health Care
One health system tackled their readmissions problem by identifying reasons for overstays.
The Use of ABC for Indirect Expenses
There is a potential connection between the use of the idea of activities with respect to patient-level costing to activity-based costing (ABC) and its variant time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC).
Winning Strategies to Transform Health Care in 2019
Healthcare providers should keep certain best practices in mind when choosing new technology in 2019.
Price Transparency: The View from Washington
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses implications of a new federal report that addresses price transparency.
Patient-Level Costing and Profitability: Making It Work
Healthcare providers can use patient-level costing to obtain accurate costing information.
Medicare’s Move Toward Site-Neutral Payment
A payment change in the OPPS final rule that aims to align payments made for services delivered in off-campus hospital outpatient departments with those made for services delivered in physician offices has raised considerable controversy.
Resolve to Collaborate in 2019
Cross-professional partnerships can enhance healthcare organizations ability to achieve shared goals of improving the patient experience, reducing the cost of care, and improving population health.
Creating PSAs That Promote a Meaningful Hospital-Physician Bond
Professional services agreements between hospitals and physicians should be structured to create integrated, binding relationships that support value-based strategies and creation of a high-performing provider networks.