Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA

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Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA

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Pausing to Reflect on What Matters Most

Although HFMA is undertaking many changes to keep up with the times, the values that set the association apart will never change.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA June 20, 2017

Fishing Lessons

Providers may object when value-based savings accrue to health plans. Although those objections have merit, other factors should be considered when formulating strategy.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA May 23, 2017

The Challenge of Scale

The healthcare industry has reached the point at which one of its most pressing needs is to assess which innovative models are working and then scale them up, writes HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA May 18, 2017

Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain

Finance leaders who engage exclusively in short-term thinking do so at their organization’s peril.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA April 28, 2017

Rethinking the Targets

Healthcare leaders should focus value-based payment efforts on the areas with the greatest potential ROI.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA March 21, 2017

Alternative Payment Models: The Courage to Lead

Healthcare finance leaders are finding the courage to move forward with value-based payment despite the uncertainties of a new administration in Washington, D.C.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA February 21, 2017

Consumer Engagement in the Wake of the Election

At a time of potential turmoil in health care, organization leaders must be more mindful than ever of the need to earn consumers’ trust.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA January 24, 2017

Patient Safety and Quality: Reimagining the Role of Finance

Healthcare finance leaders should not focus only on meeting externally imposed payment requirements; they should collaborate with clinicians and health plan leaders on sustainably improving healthcare safety and value.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA January 19, 2017

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action: Time to Face Addiction

With the publication of the Surgeon General’s report on addiction in America, it is time for healthcare leaders to recognize the impact of addiction on healthcare costs.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA December 19, 2016