Jean Alcantara

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Jean Alcantara

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Dec 1: Navigating Healthcare Pricing and Transparency

Healthcare providers need to continue to re-imagine how to navigate establishing rational pricing and its impact on pricing transparency mandates. During this webinar, experts will provide a review of what to expect going into year three of transparency regulations from CMS standpoint, the impact of consumerism, and new strategies on organizational pricing policies. Learn about…

Jean Alcantara November 1, 2022

Dec 6: Reboot Your Revenue Cycle with Prior Authorization Automation

Despite forward momentum by Congress to address the prior authorization burden, healthcare providers remain stuck with the status quo: a mostly manual process prone to errors. This webinar breaks down the real-world benefits of automated prior authorization for your staff, your revenue cycle and your patients. Learn what stopgap tactics can help, why automation is…

Jean Alcantara November 1, 2022

Dec 8: Strategies to Foolproof Your Coverage-Detection Process

Did you know that more than 30% of patients who present as self-pay actually have full or partial coverage? It’s a fact — and it’s one that causes huge problems in healthcare. When your coverage-detection process falls short, you face problems such as increased denials, frustrated patients, additional bad debt, overwhelmed staff and decreased collections.…

Jean Alcantara November 1, 2022


Jean Alcantara June 16, 2022

CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum discusses price transparency, surprise billing and the future of value-based payment

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer interviews Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator and COO at CMS. In this interview, Blum discusses how CMS plans to phase out the public health emergency, how price transparency and surprise billing legislation are being received by provider organizations, and the effect the pandemic will have on CMS's value-based care strategy.

Jean Alcantara May 17, 2022

Dr. Rumay Alexander, a nursing educator at UNC-Chapel Hill and leader of diversity initiatives, discusses why “checking the box” on diversity is not enough.

Racial disparities in the healthcare industry have long been an issue, with serious effects on outcomes. In this episode, Dr. Rumay Alexander discusses how the industry can begin to rebuild trust and shares some practical advice about how to build a program around diversity, equity and inclusion.

Jean Alcantara September 13, 2021

How has your view changed when it comes to telemedicine?

Khalid Al-Maskari of Health Information Management Systems discusses the future of telehealth.

Jean Alcantara April 21, 2021

Special episode: Coronavirus exclusive with CFO Tim Maurice of University of California at Davis Health System

UC Davis Medical Center made headlines recently when providers there treated the first case of community spread coronavirus in the United States. In this episode, CFO Tim Maurice speaks with Joe Fifer about the health system's experience in this unprecedented health crisis. Also in this episode, Rich Daly and Chad Mulvany discuss the latest coronavirus news from Washington, and HFMA's Todd Nelson shares five tips for employees who are working remotely for the first time.

Jean Alcantara June 18, 2020

Live from Orlando: HFMA’s Annual Conference 2019

This episode, recorded June 23-26 at HFMA's Annual Conference in Orlando, features former HFMA president and CEO Dick Clarke and HFMA UK CEO Mark Knight as well as a sponsored interview with Accumen CEO Jeff Osborne. Also: Rich Daly and Chad Mulvany consider Monday's executive order on price transparency.

Jean Alcantara July 19, 2019