Podcast

Healthcare Blame Game: Bloomberg Philanthropies puts $250 million into educating new healthcare workers while Patient Rights Advocate spends on spreading misinformation

Chad Mulvany, vice president of federal policy for the California Hospital Association and former HFMA policy director, discusses Bloomberg Philanthropies $250 million investment in the future healthcare workforce, as well as what will actually move the needle on price transparency.

Erika Grotto February 26, 2024

We all have trauma. Here’s how to take it to work in a healthy way.

Dr. Sadie Elisseou, a practicing VA physician and instructor at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, talks about trauma-informed healthcare in and out of the exam room.

Erika Grotto February 12, 2024

Healthcare Blame Game: Patient Rights Advocate’s distortion of price transparency regulations and data, and the ad campaign that’s catching attention

Patient Rights Advocate (PRA) has engaged hip hop artists like Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes and Method Man in its “Power to the Patients” campaign, claiming that regulations around price transparency are not being enforced, allowing hospitals to hide their prices and “charge whatever they want.” On this episode, HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack and Ruth Lande, vice president of hospital relations at RIP Medical Debt, discuss PRA’s misinterpretation of price transparency regulations and hospital pricing.

Erika Grotto February 5, 2024

Asking the right questions to help patients age in place

Dan Weinrieb of Jukebox Health discusses why providers should be paying attention to fall risk in patients' homes.

Erika Grotto January 29, 2024

The big picture for healthcare in 2024, with Andrew Donahue

HFMA Policy Director Andrew Donahue discusses what trends and policy decisions will affect the healthcare industry in this election year.

Erika Grotto January 15, 2024

Alleviating stress on patients, families and clinical staff through a palliative care doula volunteer program

Amy Levine discusses how a volunteer doula program can alleviate pressure on clinical staff and build a hospital's reputation as a caring place.

Erika Grotto January 2, 2024

An extended year-end policy update with Nick Hut and Shawn Stack

HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut and HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack discuss the most pressing end-of-year issues for 2023.

Erika Grotto December 18, 2023

Healthcare Blame Game: TIME hits the mark, Modern Healthcare misses, and a longtime HFMA member talks about why CFOs should build media relationships

Brad speaks with retired CFO and longtime HFMA member Jim Heffernan about why CFOs should be at the forefront of telling an organization’s financial story.

Erika Grotto December 13, 2023

The best of 2023 from HFMA’s editorial team

The HFMA editors share their favorite content from this year and provide a glimpse of what's to come in 2024.

Erika Grotto December 4, 2023

Improving health outcomes while combating homelessness

Beth Sandor of Community Solutions discusses a pilot program in which health systems partnered with organizations in their communities fighting homelessness.

Erika Grotto November 20, 2023
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