CMS extends comment period for health plan price transparency rule
CMS will accept feedback for an additional two weeks on a proposed rule requiring health plan price transparency.
Analysis: How one health system is using food as medicine with great results
HFMA’s Katie Gilfillan discusses how ProMedica, a Toledo, Ohio-based healthcare organization serving communities in 28 states has operated food pharmacies at three of its medical clinics and describes the positive results from the health system's efforts.
First Illinois Chapter past president accepts consulting principal role
HFMA First Illinois Chapter’s past president Dan Yunker has accepted a new role in the greater Chicagoland area. Plus, several professional updates on other members.
Auth-DP software helps streamline prior authorizations to reduce denials
A leading revenue cycle technology company talks about how its innovative prior authorization software streamlines the process of checking for, obtaining and following up on prior authorizations, saving organizations millions in avoided denials.
Time Study: Delivering time intelligence to health enterprises
An innovative technology company talks about the various ways healthcare organizations can use its centralized time intelligence platform to get a clear sense of how healthcare providers spend their time at work, using the insights to improve productivity and performance.
Evolving toward engagement: The recent history of patient segmentation
It’s no longer sufficient to classify a patient’s propensity to pay as “red, green or yellow.” To truly optimize collections, health systems should consider intelligent segmentation.
Payer-provider partnership success stories
Partnering with a health plan has been shown to be an effective strategy for health systems undertaking a value-based payment strategy.
A tailored approach to value-based care product development
To be successful, a value-based-payment initiative must be tailored to the provider organization's market and capabilities.
A closer look at healthcare payment methods
A short description of payment methodologies offers context on the argument about whether fixed fees are preferable to percent-of-charge provisions.
Why removing percent-of-charge provisions in managed care contracts won’t address concerns about high hospital charges
Removing percent-of-charge provisions in favor of fixed fees would not remove the factors that drive price increases, nor would it reduce administrative hassles or decrease risk.