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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.
When a new surgical method is shown to produce outcomes similar to those of a more established procedure, finance leaders should estimate the opportunity cost associated with the new approach to decide whether it merits adoption.
Dan Michelson recalls the tragic event of one year ago with the bombing of the Boston Marathon and asks us all to reflect on the finest qualities of our healthcare system—qualities that became so profoundly evident in health care’s heroic response to the horrific event.
Healthcare Cost Containment
Using Predictive Modeling to Trim Nurse Staffing Costs
An Illinois hospital is saving $2.1 million in annual labor costs by giving front-line managers more control over flex staffing and adopting a scheduling tool that uses predictive modeling.
Thomas Lee of Press Ganey discusses some of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the effort to alleviate patient suffering—and how CFOs can help.
Leave policies, health coverage for part-time employees, and premium pay programs represent untapped savings targets, even at high-performing health systems.
Unfavorable lease terms and ineffective management at the end of a lease can expose organizations to significant added costs.
Labor has surpassed healthcare legislation and mandates as the biggest driver of healthcare costs, according to Premier, Inc.’s spring 2014 Economic Outlook.
A quality and safety dashboard provides a meaningful summary of data to the board of directors and hospital leadership.
The executive quality dashboard is a straightforward tool that shows executives and board members a healthcare organization’s composite measures and targets.
Four lessons from unsuccessful quality programs illustrate pitfalls hospitals should avoid.
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Strategic Financial Planning
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Healthcare Cost Containment Drive down costs while improving quality in a reform environment.
By standardizing performance metrics, centralizing data, and sharing best practices, a large health system is helping its operating rooms run more efficiently.
Dignity Health shares an inside view of the organization’s CDI program. Dignity Health’s efforts to maximize their CDI program increased productivity, ensured complete documentation review, and improved their revenue integrity. Dignity Health also shares best practices, lessons
learned, and results from their organization’s CDI program.
With the shift to value based care, healthcare organizations are taking
on more risk than ever before. This risk often comes in the form of
partially or fully capitated risk-based contracts. As a result,
healthcare professionals need to transform their organizations to think
like a payer.
Gundersen transformed its patient financial experience by adopting self-service payment as a consumer success metric and now
measures patient satisfaction within their billing and payment experience.
Katherine Y. Brown offers this webinar for women that addresses health,
entrepreneurship, leadership, and advocacy.
Across the country, innovations in care delivery models at organizations of varying size and type are enhancing continuity of care, changing utilization patterns, and reducing costs.
Taking a closer look at anesthesia performance in four areas can help hospital leaders determine what their organizations are getting for the anesthesia subsidy they provide.
In this Business Profile, Bruce Haupt, president and CEO of ClearBalance, discusses how a patient loan program can increase patient collections, reduce bad debt, and speed cash flow.
In this Business Profile, Jerry Bruno, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the importance of choosing revenue cycle solutions that help an organization meet the challenges of a quickly evolving healthcare environment.
In this business profile, Lane Jackson, a partner in the Grant Thornton LLP Health Care Advisory Services practice, with extensive experience in overseeing system implementations and revenue cycle reorganizations, discusses best practices for elevating revenue cycle performance during an EMR implementation. Grant Thornton LLP is a sponsor of the Large System Controllers Council Affinity Group.
In this business profile, Amy Gross, senior vice president of Key Government Finance, discusses the benefits of private placement transactions to support large-scale financing projects.
In this business profile, Doug Polasky, executive vice president at Xtend Healthcare, explains the importance of having sound workflow processes in a consolidated business office to ensure optimal performance and reduce costs.
In this business profile, sponsored by SSI, Jay Colfer, vice president of sales and marketing, shares how patient access solutions are reversing the trend toward increased bad debt resulting from the rise in high-deductible consumer health plans.
In this business profile of Deloitte Consulting, Matthew Hitch and David Betts explore the potential benefits of elevating the customer experience and outline strategies to change service delivery.
TriMedx helps health systems control costs and uncover savings opportunities by optimizing the clinical engineering function.
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