Year: 2020

How using artificial intelligence enabled Flagler Hospital to reduce clinical variation

Flagler Hospital used an artificial intelligence application to support physician-led efforts to develop and adopt care pathways aimed at improving care quality and outcomes while reducing cost.

Michael Sanders, MD January 17, 2020

Revenue Cycle Strategist December 2019

The December 2019 issue of Revenue Cycle Strategist features articles on building a chargemaster, new coding changes for 2020, revenue integrity, evaluating and management charges and patient financing.

HFMA January 17, 2020

Jan. 20-24: MACPAC policy meeting among upcoming healthcare finance events

A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Jan. 20.

HFMA January 17, 2020

Healthcare Cost Containment: April 2019

Healthcare Cost Containment subscribers can access the individual articles and web exclusives listed below. Cost Transformation Boosting Accountability Helps ProMedica Save $108 Million in 2018 BY LAURA RAMOS HEGWER Each year, leaders at ProMedica set a 3 percent cost-reduction goal, which they believe is achievable and still has a significant impact on the bottom line. Margin…

HFMA January 16, 2020

Big divergence nationally found among hospitals both in billed charges and amounts paid

A national consultancy found large disparities in what hospitals charge and in the revenue they garner for most common services.

Rich Daly January 16, 2020

Voices Presents: A Conversation with Mike Allen, HFMA’s Chair and CFO at OSF HealthCare

In this episode, HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer debuts a series of conversations with health system CFOs. His inaugural interview is with Mike Allen, HFMA's 2019-2020 Chair and the CFO at OSF HealthCare in Peoria, Illinois.

Erika Grotto January 16, 2020

The future is now: Change, AI and the social determinants of health

In this special New Year's Day episode, we're thinking about HFMA's upcoming Annual Conference in San Antonio and looking back at HFMA's 2019 Annual Conference with four never-before-heard interviews. Kyle Hicok of Revint Solutions talks about change management; Michael Mercurio of the Partners Professional billing office discusses the opportunities and challenges of AI in the revenue cycle; and Trenor Williams of Socially Determined shares insights about the social determinants of health. Learn more about the 2020 Annual Conference at

Erika Grotto January 16, 2020

Patientco Achieves HFMA Peer Review Designation

HFMA recently reviewed reviewed Patientco’s billing and payment platform using the Peer Review process. After undergoing the rigorous review, Patientco’s platform has been awarded the “Peer Reviewed by HFMA” designation.

HFMA January 16, 2020

BESLER: Full-service Transfer DRG revenue recovery

BESLER talks about its Transfer DRG revenue recovery service that helps hospitals recover monies they have rightfully earned while maintaining compliance.

HFMA January 16, 2020

Rising out-of-pocket cost of having a baby can impact hospital revenue and reputation

The increase in consumer out-of-pocket costs for having a baby can have a negative impact on both a hospital’s financial performance and its perception in the community.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA January 15, 2020
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