Medicare for All — for what?
When seeking solutions for problems facing the industry, healthcare finance leaders should take an objective approach, seeking to clearly frame the problem the solutions are intended to address.
New HFMA National Chair kicks off term with dare
Michael Allen, FHFMA, CPA, HFMA’s Chair for FY2019-2020, describes his Chair theme, Dare You 2 Move, challenging healthcare finance leads to move out of their comfort zones so they can grow.
‘Stuck in the Middle With You’
HFMA's chair urges healthcare finance leaders to be intentional in encouraging many voices to be heard, recognizing cognitive biases that are misleading and helping guide decisions to the best possible outcome.
‘Auld Lang Syne’
Michael M. Allen, FHFMA, CPA, reflects on the past two years as his extended term as HFMA's National Chair draws to a close.
‘Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?’
HFMA Chair Mike Allen says if we take anything away from how the COVID-19 pandemic has kept us from seeing people and doing things we enjoy, it’s to truly appreciate and savor these precious moments in our lives.
‘Here Comes the Sun’
HFMA Chair Michael Allen points to a lesson healthcare finance leaders can take away from the world's experience with COVID-19.
‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ ‘
HFMA's Chair comments on the need for strong leadership through times of changes, citing Thomas Friedman's prediction of a coming "revolution inm edication and work."
‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)’
HFMA Chair Michael Allen considers the choices healthcare finance leaders can make in responding to the uncertainties posed by challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, in light of the words to a song by R.E.M.
‘Video Killed the Radio Star’: How will it impact the industry?
COVID-19 has accelerated the use of video in healthcare, but virtual interactions are not likely to completely replace in-person interactions. Nonetheless, the world of healthcare may never be the same as it was before the pandemic.
Funny the way it is: Reflecting on healthcare industry dislocations
Healthcare leaders can go a long way toward improving the nation's healthcare cost problem by understanding health inequity its origins. Some dislocations have been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, but others have long existed in the industry.