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Bundled Episode “No-Go” Zone

Providers that are considering participating in bundled payment arrangements should first perform a preliminary review of factors that can have a bearing on their readiness for such arrangements.

PhD September 27, 2018

Pediatric Mental Health Should Be Everyone’s Concern

Heather Huszti describes the approaches used at CHOC Children’s to ensure that children with mental health conditions get the care they need.

PhD August 20, 2018

Provider-Sponsored Health Plans: Cautions and Opportunities

Hospitals and health systems that are contemplating establishing a provider-sponsored health plan face considerable challenges today in such an undertaking, but it can be an effective strategy for some. 

PhD April 3, 2018

Healthcare Venture Investing Strategic Considerations

Among the strategic questions healthcare venture investors should consider when contemplating an investment are its focus, level of risk, and likely performance.

PhD March 2, 2018

Market Transformation 2018: Strategic Priorities for Health Systems

Amid a major realignment of human and financial assets in health care, industry stakeholders should consider four major priorities as part of their strategic planning in 2018.

PhD January 22, 2018

Reducing SNF Readmissions Through Hospital-SNF Collaboration

A hospital and skilled nursing facility (SNF) in Michigan have established an effective and innovative collaboration aimed at reducing avoidable readmissions to the hospital.

PhD November 30, 2017

Spirituality in the Workplace?

HFMA Career Coach Joe Abel asks what it means to foster "spirituality" in the workplace. 

PhD November 17, 2017

1 (Maybe 2) Percent Feedback

HFMA Career Coach Joe Abel writes that feedback must be sifted to be useful, so how does one find the 1, maybe 2, percent of the conversation that is genuinely helpful?

PhD October 17, 2017

Making Sense of the Skills Gap

HFMA Career Coach Joe Abel examines the skills gap from both the employee and employer perspective to get to the root of the issue.  

PhD September 14, 2017

Beware the Style Du Jour

HFMA Career Coach Joe Abel studies the life of interior designer and fashion icon Iris Barrel Apfel, who famously stated, "Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself."  

PhD August 18, 2017