May 2019Cover Story

Evolving compliance risks that should be on your radar
Today’s healthcare organizations face evolving compliance risks that require multidimensional compliance programs focused on promoting greater coordination among all an organization’s functional areas.
By Kelly L. Smith, CPA, Rebecca M. Welker, CIA, FHFMA, and Kenneth Zeko, JD


Web Exclusives

3 key enablers to implementing a successful clinical revenue cycle operating model 
Health systems require a clinical revenue cycle operating model to address the increasing role clinicians and clinical departments in performing revenue cycle activities such as clinical documentation, charge capture and coding.
By Sonia Choi, Chris Murray, Becky Leimkuhler, and Bill Fera, MD


Features

4 steps to improving physician productivity
Successful physician productivity initiatives include strong leadership, analytics, and aligned incentives.
By Lisa Fry and Stephen Nichols, MD

How to avoid the devastating consequences of HIPAA noncompliance
The potential costs of being found noncompliant with HIPAA are too great for a healthcare provider organization not to have in place a compliance program designed to help safeguard patients’ protected health information.
By Hernan Serrano

Assembling the essentials for successful population health management
A high-performing clinical network, and a focus on patients presenting high or emerging risk are two key elements that health systems must have in place to be able to succeed with population health management.

By Richard Weil, PhD, and Kevin B. Sears, MHA


Columns

From the Chair
Reflections on a year of imagining a better tomorrow  
Healthcare finance leaders should seek to adopt and promote best practices and inspire their teams to learn, experiment and volunteer, and HFMA can help.
By Kevin Brennan, FHFMA, CPA


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HFMA Peer Review Spotlight
ROI Value Model By ClearBalance   
An industry-leading patient financial solutions company discusses how it helps healthcare organizations benchmark their patient payment collections and validate the work of outside vendors.

HFMA Business Insight
DHG Healthcare: Optimizing CDI for Bundled Payment Arrangements       
A discussion of common clinical documentation gaps that organizations pursuing bundled payment arrangements must close and key strategies for addressing these issues.

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2019