Palliative Care in the ED Improves Value for Patients and Providers
Emergency departments that provide palliative care consults are seeing value in their initiatives.
Local health providers will compete with Cleveland Clinic/American Well’s telehealth service in the near future
A discussion about what local healthcare providers can expect as more telehealth services like Cleveland Clinic’s The Clinic become available and how an upcoming HFMA consumer-centric measuring tool will help providers compete.
Surveys show rates of uninsured increased, underinsured remains significant
HFMA's Chad Mulvany says healthcare organizations should ensure their self-pay revenue cycle process follows best practices as it’s likely with more people uninsured there will be increased scrutiny of these processes.
The pandemic’s disruption of the healthcare industry creates opportunities for innovative organizations
HFMA's Chad Mulvany says the sheer scale of disruption from the pandemic to providers’ finances, purchasers’ pocketbooks and care delivery models should create opportunities for innovative organizations.
Employers seek shelter from healthcare cost increases in public option
If plans and providers can’t collaborate to control healthcare cost, employers will look to the government to do so.
Post-election Washington policy outlook on health policy priorities
HFMA's Chad Mulvany speculates on health policy priorities and changes in the next 24 months, assuming we continue to have a divided government and President-elect Biden's campaign survives President Trump's many legal challenges about state vote counts.
Analysis: Providers should prepare for reductions in Medicare and Medicaid spending as federal deficit swells
Given the role both Medicare and Medicaid spending play in current and projected federal deficits, spending on both will eventually need to be reduced.
TransUnion survey on consumerism: Healthcare consumers want to know the price of a service in advance
Healthcare organizations that have increased availability of price estimates and facilitate clear conversations about the account resolution process anecdotally report improvements in self-pay collections and patient satisfaction, says HFMA's Chad Mulvany.
Medicare Advantage concepts come to Medicare fee-for-service with Geographic Direct Contracting Model
While the MA Stars Rating program is a bonus program where plans can earn additional revenue for achieving high scores, quality in the Geographic Direct Contracting program is treated more like a penalty, says HFMA's Chad Mulvany.
CMS waiver for hospital-at-home designed to address COVID-19-driven capacity issues | HFMA
While it’s been rumored that the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation was working on a hospital-at-home model, this is a short-term waiver designed to address COVID-19-driven capacity issues, said HFMA’s Chad Mulvany.