Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE

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Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE

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Who’s Afraid of a Little Risk?

The Medicare ACO modeled advanced by CMS has encountered some challenges, but it still holds promise if CMS addresses the flawed idea of retrospective attribution of patients to an ACO.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE July 3, 2018

Amazon in Health Care? Yawn . . .

The recently announced Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan Chase affiliation has been widely discussed an important development in health care, but it would not likely have enough control and leverage to bring about meaningful change.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE April 3, 2018

High Discount Health Plans: Right for the Consumer, but What About PFS?

Organizations writing off more and more patient debt may want to explore new avenues for collaboration.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE January 9, 2018

Time for Hospitals to Pursue a ‘Nip and Tuck’ Chargemaster Pricing Strategy?

Hospitals should balance their concern about achieving the margins they require to accomplish their missions with the need to maintain defensible pricing in an environment of increasing healthcare price transparency.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE September 5, 2017

Physician Partnerships in the Era of ACA Repeal and Replace

Bundled care for the uninsured may presents an effective solution to the looming challenges facing the healthcare industry.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE July 5, 2017

Running the Rapids of Today’s Healthcare Reforms

The possibility of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remains, despite the recent setback, so healthcare organizations should be prepared for the changes it might bring, including reduced Medicaid payment and increased charity care and bad debt.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE April 5, 2017

Message to Providers: Expect More Pricing Scrutiny

Healthcare finance leaders should review their organizations’ cost structure to ensure that their healthcare spending consistently adds value to patient care.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE January 10, 2017