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On February 10-12, Physicians, Payers, and Providers will discover strategies for implementing value-based payment arrangements with both private and public sector payers.
Stay up-to-date in a rapidly changing industry in New Orleans (Mar. 7-9) or Chicago/Rosemont (Apr. 20-22). Register early and save.
Focus on the essentials. Develop strategies that deliver results. Redefine the boundaries of your success. Find out what’s driving innovation at ANI. Register by 2/29, save $150.
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Forum members can network during live webinars or access a library of past webinars on topics such as ICD-10 implementation, CMS audits, bundled payment, charity care, KPIs, and more.
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MAP App is a web-based application that helps organizations improve revenue cycle performance based on industry-standard metrics called MAP Keys.
Find suppliers and products in this comprehensive vendor directory for healthcare finance professionals.
Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
Transformation toward value-based healthcare is reshaping the delivery of care, patient expectations, and payment structures.
Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics, peer comparison, and successful practices.
HFMA offers live and on-demand webinars and e-Learning Self-Study courses you can access from your home or office. Most webinars are free to members and the e-learning courses are a great value. And don't forget our upcoming Spring Seminar, the Virtual Conference, and ANI: The HFMA National Institute. All offer exceptional education and CPE credits for members, and your chapter earns DCMS education hours for any members who attend.
Components for Effective Post-Deal Transitions, Integration, and Planning
Wed., April 18: This webinar will focus on the critical components required to have a successful transaction in the integration of two entities and cultures after the transaction is completed. This session will focus on how to effectively plan and implement a transition. The most successful transactions include detailed use of evaluating the differences between two or more combining entities and planning a step-by-step transition plan with the goal of using the most efficient operational units, benefit plans, insurance and risk management policies and procedures, and evolving the governance process. Note: This is the third in a series of four webinars offered in conjunction with the AHLA. Special bundled webinar series pricing is available.
The Value Proposition of Nurse Staffing
Tues., April 24: After this webinar, you will be able to understand how to successfully blend full-time and contingent labor to achieve financial and patient care goals; develop a proactive contingent staffing strategy to attract highest quality nurses; and leverage new research to understand the impact of contingent staffing on quality and patient outcomes.
Managing Payer Compliance: Solving the Missing Money Mystery
Wed., April 25: After this webinar, you will be able to identify the broad impact of payer compliance issues and develop a comprehensive plan for addressing instances of payer noncompliance specific to aging accounts receivables, denials, and underpayments.
Using RAC Data Mining to Drive Process Improvement
Tues., May 9: After this webinar, you will be able to learn how true data analytics will provide your organization with the ability to use your RAC data for process improvement; understand what data elements are keys to a successful approach to reducing readmissions; use trigger point data mining to eliminate false positives; and understand key process weaknesses that are generating RAC risk.
Performance Improvement Reform: A Strategy for Gaining Rapid Adoption of Improvement Initiatives
Thurs., May 10: After this webinar, you will be able to leverage organizational data to prioritize the most critical opportunities; model the results of process engineering; and hardwire leading practices into your workflow.
Post-Deal Integration Specifics: Standardizing Delivery Processes and Contracting
Thurs., May 17: This webinar will center on post-deal integration and planning. Topics will include the discussion of redesigning/standardizing clinical care delivery processes to reach the highest efficiency and promote the best outcomes, employment contracting, and managed care contracting. Note: This is the final webinar in a series of four offered in conjunction with the AHLA. Special bundled webinar series pricing is available.
Check out our library of on-demand webinars that qualify for education hours. Most on-demand webinars are free for members and several can be purchased for $49. For a complete list, visit the On-Demand Webinars section in the Desktop Learning Center.
HFMA also offers e-Learning Self-Study for Individuals, accessible anytime for up to six months or one year after purchase. Courses range from one to 14 hours and $49 to $295. New courses are added regularly, so check the schedule often.
Can't find a session you're looking for? Check our webinar calendar weekly. We schedule new sessions intermittently, and the calendar receives frequent updates and additions. For more information on a particular webinar or to register now, click the links above or call (800) 252-4362, ext. 2.
Attend HFMA's Spring Seminar and walk away with information, tools, and takeaways that can be immediately applied in your facility whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned executive.
Join us May 7-9 in Seattle, Wash.
Choose between a new session, or one of our popular core sessions; all programs are updated to reflect today's changing healthcare environment.
Register early to allow ample processing time. If you do not receive an email confirmation, contact HFMA's Member Services Center at (800) 252-4362, ext. 2, to confirm your registration.
There is still one day of live sessions. The April 11 session promises to deliver thought-provoking education as well as the opportunity to ask speakers your questions during Q&A sessions. The April 11 agenda is:
There's still more Virtual Conference content available! On-demand sessions will be available in the Education Hall until April 6. We are offering 10 sessions from ANI breakout sessions and archived webinars. On-demand sessions are not eligible for CPE credit; however, they do count toward certification maintenance, and chapters also earn DCMS credit for each session in which a chapter member participates. All sessions are free for members.
Learn more, view the agenda, or register online now, or call (800) 252-4362, ext. 2.
HFMA welcomes healthcare finance industry professionals, including C-suite executives in provider, payer, and vendor organizations. Conference functional segments include patient financial services, managed care, reimbursement, compliance, financial accounting, and more.
At HFMA's ANI, industry experts will show you how to do the impossible: how to improve costs and outcomes, collaborate with stakeholders, apply innovative business models, leverage business intelligence, and manage risk.
ANI has something for everyone from the C-suite to those who are preparing to enter the leadership track. HFMA has put together a comprehensive list of recommended sessions for future leaders, view them on the ANI website.
More than 400 exhibitors at ANI will showcase products and services designed to support your goals with tools to develop strategy, capture data, and drive informed action.
Do the impossible today; do it again, tomorrow. HFMA's ANI will show you the way. Register by May 24 and save $100.
Publication Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012
TriMedx helps health systems control costs and uncover savings opportunities by optimizing the clinical engineering function.
Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever – and more critical. With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise, providers have seen their billing-related costs and accounts receivable levels increase. If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization, the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what’s working and what’s not, in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results.
A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow.
No two patients are the same. Each has a very personal healthcare experience, and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how, when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill. It’s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients. The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical. This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach, but take control of rising collection costs.
Emad Rizk, MD, president and CEO of Accretive Health, discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management.
This white paper, written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services, Carrie Romandine, discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle. Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs, but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections. Further, targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction (i.e. point of service, customer service, patient statements) and analyzed regularly for maximized results.
Jim Bohnsack, vice president, solution & corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions, explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements.
This white paper, written by Apex President Patrick Maurer, discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments. Providers are now seeking ways to incrementally collect more payments due from patients as well as speeding up the rate of collections. This white paper shows why patient-centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider-centric approaches.
Steve Scibetta, senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems' healthcare product line, shares insights into effectively managing receivables.
Increased electronic engagement between healthcare providers and patients provides significant opportunities for improving revenue cycle metrics and encouraging patients to access EHRs. This article, written by Apex Founder and CEO Brian Kueppers, explores a number of strategies to create synergy between patient billing, online payment portals and electronic health record (EHR) software to realize a high ROI in speed to payment, patient satisfaction and portal adoption for meaningful use.
Elena White, vice president of risk, quality, and network solutions for Optum, discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization.
Faced with a rising tide of bad debt, a large Southeastern healthcare system was seeing a sharp decline in net patient revenues. The need to improve collections was dire. By integrating critical tools and processes, the health system was able to increase online payments and improve its financial position. Taking a holistic approach increased overall collection yield by 10% while costs came down because the number of statements sent to patients fell by 10%, which equated to a $1.3M annualized improvement in patient cash over a six-month period. This case study explains how.
Somnia President and CEO Marc Koch, MD, MBA, explains how hospitals can drive transformative change in the perioperative experience for outstanding clinical and financial outcomes.
With the ICD10 deadline quickly approaching and daily responsibilities not slowing down, final preparations for October 1 require strategic prioritization and laser focus.
PMMC President Roger L. Shaul discusses the effects of healthcare reform on revenue cycle management and how PMMC's products help clients adapt to a changing financial environment.
Read how Gwinnett Medical Center provides clear connections to financial information, offers multiple payment options for patients, and gives onsite staff the ability to collect payments at multiple points throughout the care process.
Greg Burgess, Founder and Chief Product Officer at Burgess Group shares insights and opportunities for payment integrity in the rapidly changing healthcare IT landscape.
Read how Orlando Health was able to perform deeper dives into claims data to help the health system see claim rejections more quickly–even on the front end–and reduce A/R days.
To maintain fiscal fitness and boost patient satisfaction and loyalty, healthcare providers need visibility into when and how much they will be paid–by whom–and the ability to better navigate obstacles to payment. They need payment clarity. This whitepaper illuminates this concept that is winning fans at forward-thinking hospitals.
Financial services staff are always looking for ways to improve the verification, billing and collections processes, and Munson Healthcare is no different. Read about how they streamlined the billing process to produce cleaner bills on the front end and helped financial services staff collect more than $1 million in additional upfront annual revenue in one year.
Effective revenue cycle management can be a challenge for any hospital, but for smaller providers it is even tougher. Read how Wallace Thomson identified unreimbursed procedures, streamlined claims management, and improved its ability to determine charity eligibility.
Before launching an energy-efficiency initiative, it’s important to build a solid business case and understand the funding options and potential incentives that are available. Healthcare leaders should consider taking the steps outlined in the whitepaper to ease the process of gaining approval, piloting, implementing, and supporting sustainability projects. You will find that investing in sustainability and energy efficiency helps hospitals add cash to their bottom line. Discover how hospitals and health systems have various options for funding energy-efficient and renewable-energy initiatives, depending on their current financial structure and strategy.
Health care is a dynamic mergers and acquisitions market with numerous hospitals and health systems contemplating or pursuing formal arrangements with other entities. These relationships often pose a strategic benefit, such as enhancing competencies across the continuum, facilitating economies of scale, or giving the participants a competitive advantage in a crowded market. Underpinning any profitable acquisition is a robust capital planning strategy that ensures an organization reserves sufficient funds and efficiently onboards partners that advance the enterprise mission and values.
The success of healthcare mergers, acquisitions, and other affiliations is predicated in part on available capital, and the need for and sources of funding are considerations present throughout the partnering process, from choosing a partner to evaluating an arrangement’s capital needs to selecting an integration model to finding the right money source to finance the deal. This whitepaper offers several strategies that health system leaders have used to assess and manage capital needs for their growing networks.
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HFMA's MAP App is a web-based application that helps organizations track results, compare data with peers, and improve revenue cycle performance. Schedule a demo.
HFMA’s Buyer’s Resource Guide is a comprehensive vendor directory that helps healthcare finance professionals find products and services.
Access all the tools and resources you need to develop your personal skills. Organized into distinct career levels, this tool creates a career plan specific to your career goals.
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