Laura Ramos Hegwer

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Laura Ramos Hegwer

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How 3 healthcare organizations are focusing on access and transparency to drive revenue cycle performance

Three winners of HFMA’s 2021 MAP Award share their innovative and effective strategies to build a strong revenue cycle amid uncertainty.

Laura Ramos Hegwer August 28, 2021

Pilot and Trinity Health COO Ben Carter offers leadership lessons for turbulent times

Ben Carter, FHFMA, CPA, COO of Trinity Health, offers advice for healthcare finance and operations leaders based on his experience as a pilot and flight instructor, which helped him make the transition from CFO to COO even in the midst of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic.

Laura Ramos Hegwer June 1, 2021

How hospitals should capture COVID-19 costs to maximize grants from FEMA, CARES Act

To ensure their organizations get a fair share of the billions of dollars in reimbursement and grants available to healthcare providers during COVID-19, finance leaders need a plan for accurately capturing costs.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 4, 2020

How CFOs can protect patients and clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, president and CEO of ECRI, offers advice to healthcare CFOs on how they can help ease the burden on clinicians in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

Laura Ramos Hegwer April 15, 2020

How healthcare finance leaders can coach operational leaders for better performance

Finance leaders increasingly have responsibility for supervising operational leaders within their organizations, and best practices in coaching can help them provide valuable guidance.

Laura Ramos Hegwer February 18, 2020

The healthcare CFO of the future: How finance leaders are adapting to relentless change

As the healthcare industry acclimates to disruption, the CFO role steadily is becoming more strategic and expansive, as shown in the experiences of four health system finance leaders.

Laura Ramos Hegwer December 16, 2019

Beyond compliance: Healthcare CFOs face many situations in which ethics can guide decision-making

From deciding on capital allocations to collaborating on efforts to reduce waste, healthcare CFOs have many opportunities to set a tone that influences behavior throughout their organizations.

Laura Ramos Hegwer December 16, 2019

Houston Methodist saves $15.5 million by sharing actionable cost data

Finance leaders at Houston Methodist are true partners with clinicians, the hospital’s chief medical information officer said. They help validate the cost savings achieved through clinicians’ work to reduce variation.

Laura Ramos Hegwer December 11, 2019

Tips for creating a more ethical culture in healthcare

Healthcare finance leaders describe approaches that can help CFOs establish a more ethical culture in their organizations.

Laura Ramos Hegwer November 27, 2019

The most pressing ethical issues in healthcare

Healthcare leaders say these ethical concerns are top of mind today.

Laura Ramos Hegwer November 27, 2019