Congress passes funding compromise with only $3 billion in provider aid
A final federal spending and coronavirus relief package includes big wins and losses for hospital finances.
340B Program success depends on the quality of self-auditing
Healthcare organizations participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program should self-audit of their compliance with the program to ensure its ongoing success and effectiveness.
Provider responses to prospective compromise on surprise billing range from concerns to opposition
Congressional healthcare committees are urging leaders to include a “compromise” on surprise medical bills in year-end legislation, but providers are worried about it.
3 tactics for unlocking value in healthcare operations
Three organizations share their approaches and results from case studies they presented at the HFMA Digital Annual Conference around solutions driving improved operational and revenue cycle performance in healthcare.
Reimagining the healthcare supply chain to bolster resilience and efficiency
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare supply chain leaders are considering new approaches to sourcing, inventory management, analytics and technology.
Climate Change: Could it give rise to the next viral disease outbreak?
Health systems should continue to be be cognizant of the potential risks they face from global warming, which include not only more violent and frequent storms but also increased vulnerability within their areas to mosquito-borne diseases.
The healthcare value imperative: All eyes on North Carolina’s move to value-based payment
Hospitals and health systems nationwide can benefit from the insights of North Carolina health system executive whose organizations are leading the way in the state’s transition to value-based payment.
SDOH: An emerging population health priority
In recent years, public health and not-for-profit organizations have focused on addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and their impact on individuals’ wellness and ability to access healthcare services. Progress has been slow to date, but recent initiatives suggest use of effective approaches to addressing SDOH is gaining momentum.
Medicare Advantage concepts come to Medicare fee-for-service with Geographic Direct Contracting Model
While the MA Stars Rating program is a bonus program where plans can earn additional revenue for achieving high scores, quality in the Geographic Direct Contracting program is treated more like a penalty, says HFMA's Chad Mulvany.
Financial Sustainability Report: December 2020
The December 2020 Financial Sustainability Report, sponsored by Kaufmann Hall, examines hospitals’ and health systems’ growing imperative, driven by COVID-19, to pivot their OR strategy to the ambulatory care arena. Other content explores new initiatives focused on SDOH and new opportunities to reduce costs of physician credentialling through collaboration enabled by distributed ledger technology.