Erika Grotto

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Erika Grotto

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Healthcare Blame Game: What media and lawmakers don’t understand about hospital finances

In this episode, HFMA policy director Andrew Donahue discusses margins, investments and M&A and what measure tells the real story of hospital finance.

Erika Grotto May 23, 2024

Gaining the confidence and skill to improve your public speaking

HFMA's Annual Conference is mere weeks away. If you're sweating your presentation, today's episode is for you. Rhonda Khan of Simply Speech Solutions gives her thoughts on how to hook your audience and get your message across.

Erika Grotto May 21, 2024

What’s more uncomfortable than menopause? A workplace discussion about it.

Dr. Bruce Dorr of Biote discusses the challenges facing perimenopausal women in the workplace and what leaders should be doing to support them.

Erika Grotto May 6, 2024

Shawn Stack: The value of revisiting policies and processes for financial assistance

The charity care processes adopted by healthcare providers have attracted criticism in media stories focusing on the high cost of care. On a recent episode of HFMA’s “Voices in Healthcare Finance” podcast, HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack discussed the value of revisiting financial assistance policies and processes. Below is an excerpt from the interview. Erika…

Erika Grotto April 30, 2024

Healthcare Blame Game: New York Times medical debt piece dubbed ‘laziest story of the year,’ plus revisiting charity care policies

Brad examines a New York Times article by investigative reporter Sarah Kliff about a recent study of patients whose debt was eliminated by RIP Medical Debt. Researchers say the results surprised them.

Erika Grotto April 29, 2024

It’s time to revisit your charity care policy

The cover story in the May issue of hfm focuses on a South Dakota health system that developed a new process to identify charity care patients. In this episode, HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack discusses why good financial assistance policies and process are essential to patient care.

Erika Grotto April 22, 2024

The “dystopian” state of primary care

Dr. Vishnukamal Golla discusses the challenges facing primary care physicians and their patients. News team Nick Hut and Shawn Stack provide an update on the Change Healthcare cyberattack and other current events.

Erika Grotto April 8, 2024

What the Change Healthcare cyberattack means for the future of the industry

In this episode, HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut and Policy Director Shawn Stack discuss the latest developments on the Change Healthcare cyberattack, and Joshua Corman, founder of cybersecurity organization I Am the Cavalry, shares insights on what should come next in healthcare.

Erika Grotto April 1, 2024

Joshua Corman unpacks the consequences of the Change Healthcare cyberattack on an HFMA podcast episode 

The February cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, continues to cause concern and frustration for providers.a The March 25 episode of HFMA’s “Voices in Healthcare Finance” podcast featured an interview about the long-term effects with Joshua Corman, founder of I Am the Cavalry, an organization focused on cybersecurity, and former chief strategist for…

Erika Grotto March 29, 2024

The hidden risks of weight loss drugs

GLP-1 agonists, medications originally formulated to treat diabetes, have gained traction as prescription drugs for weight loss. On this episode, medical researcher and patient advocate Ragen Chastain discusses what healthcare providers should be sharing with their patients about the risks and efficacy of Wegovy and Zepbound.

Erika Grotto March 11, 2024