Strategic Financial Planning subscribers can access the individual articles and web exclusives listed below.

Business Ethics

Before Making Healthcare Business Decisions, Consider the Underlying Motivations

By William Marty Martin

By applying principles of ethical decision making, healthcare finance leaders can make sound decisions and also manage risk.

Real Estate Planning

Key Questions Focus Attention on Healthcare Real Estate

By Sydney Scarborough

By centralizing and standardizing real estate practices and processes, hospitals and health systems can reduce risk and increase efficiency.

Accountable Care Strategies

Why Your Hospital Should Join an ACO

By Ross Armstrong

The ACO structure helps healthcare organizations cross the chasm between volume and value.

Data & Analytics

Insights into Hospital Retail Pricing Strategies

By Scott Houk and Sean Gardner

Hospitals are under pressure to reduce prices on radiology and other retail services, according to a recent survey. However, before lowering prices, finance leaders need to carefully analyze the effect on margins.

Planning Insights

Getting to the Essentials in Evaluating Value/Risk Contracts

From our sponsor Kaufman Hall & Associates

Value-based contracts between healthcare providers and payers are complex and demand greater accountability than fee-for-service contracts.

Forecasting & Budgeting

Park Nicollet Health Says Goodbye to the Line-Item Budget

By Frank Stevens

The Minnesota health system uses a rolling financial monitoring and forecasting process, which eliminates much of the minutiae of preparing a yearly revenue forecast.

First Person

M&A Issues for Healthcare CFOs

An interview with Carsten Beith

An expert with 20-plus years of healthcare M&A advisory experience share lessons learned for finance leaders involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Market Strategies

What It Takes to Be a Player in the Private Exchange Market

By Lauren Phillips

What does it take to become an effective player in the private health insurance exchange market? Here are some basic qualifications for participation.

Case Study

How Two Minnesota Health Systems and a Payer Brought a Private Exchange Product to Market

By Lauren Phillips

For Fairview and North Memorial, a big advantage to playing on the private exchange market is actually knowing who their individual ACO members are. It’s the difference between assigned and attributed populations.

Capital Challenge

Consolidating Debt Post-Merger: The Penn Highlands Story

By Ken Gould and Brian Cafarella

Penn Highlands Healthcare worked with an investment bank to structure a full recapitalization by refunding $65 million in existing debt across the system, as well as obtaining $25 million in new money for six planned capital projects.

Finance at a Glance

HFMA Hospital Financial Statistics and Ratio Medians, 2014

A sample of the key hospital financial statistics and ratio medians that HFMA gathers each year.

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015