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News | Value-Based Payment
Experts on value-based payment say many federal programs have failed to produce results and need to be swept aside.
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News | Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement
The credit standing of not-for-profit hospitals could take a hit from proposed changes to aspects of Medicaid financing, according to a rating agency.
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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Feb. 17.
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News | Healthcare Business Trends
The Trump administration signaled its federal healthcare spending priorities in its proposed annual budget, which includes a slew of hospital cuts.
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News | Healthcare Business Trends
One of the nation’s largest health plans aims to cut spending increases on healthcare services to align with the consumer price index by the end of 2021.
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Blog | Budgeting
HFMA’s Chad Mulvany provides a list of Medicare and Medicaid regulatory payment impacts to consider when developing budgets.
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Blog | Cost of Care
Healthcare providers are likely to experience increased scrutiny and pressure to lower healthcare costs in 2020. To help its members successfully navigate this new environment, HFMA is hosting its first Financial Sustainability Summit April...
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How To | Strategic Planning
In today’s complex healthcare environment, health systems require an effective hybrid strategy that accounts for the fundamental differences among the various markets in which they compete, including inpatient, population health and emergin...
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Trend | Healthcare Business Trends
After a period of rapid consolidation, U.S. metro inpatient markets are now stable oligopolies, with a small number of competing provider systems selling inpatient services to a small number of health insurers.
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Comment Letter | Legal and Regulatory Compliance
HFMA submitted a comment letter to the OIG pertaining to the proposed revisions to safe harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute, and civil monetary penalty rules regarding beneficiary inducements.
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Comment Letter | Legal and Regulatory Compliance
HFMA submitted a comment letter to CMS pertaining to the physician self-referral regulations proposed rule.
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Trend | Operations Management
Evidence shows improved collaboration between clinical pharmacists and prescribing physicians can help mitigate problems with selection, adherence and overutilization of pharmaceuticals, which cost the nation hundreds of billions of dollars...
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Case Study | Productivity and Process Improvement
Philadelphia-based Main Line Health attributes the success of its Performance Excellence 2020 initiative in large part to the conceptual framework it used to design and implement the initiative.
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Blog | Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement
HFMA's Chad Mulvany says the macro design choice that matters to most to providers in any state that adopts the block grant program will be whether the state chooses the true block grant financing option, or if it selects a per capita cap b...
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Trend | Payment Models
If a payment model that bases payment on Medicare rates is adopted, CFOs should prepare for its financial implications by implementing a modified benchmarking system that accounts for outliers.
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White Paper | Charge Capture
Read this whitepaper to learn how AI with charge capture can help providers increase the comprehensiveness and accuracy of their claims and streamline workflows and make this revenue-integrity function more time- and cost-efficient.
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Trend | Revenue Cycle
A portion of the wasteful spending in healthcare can be curbed by automating repetitive tasks.
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How To | Business Intelligence
To rein in expenses and improve margins, finance leaders must dive into drivers of waste and low profitability.
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Trend | Artificial Intelligence
The first step in a healthcare organization’s artificial intelligence strategy should be education.
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How To | Financial Leadership
Finance leaders increasingly have responsibility for supervising operational leaders within their organizations, and best practices in coaching can help them provide valuable guidance.
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Column | Staff Development
The announcement comes fewer than two years after launching an Enterprise membership program, which has grown to 91 organizations with employees in all 50 states.
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How To | Financial Sustainability
The February 2020 issue of the Financial Sustainability Report features articles on creating care pathways to eliminate unnecessary variations in care and on creating a dashboard to reduce spend on high-cost medications.
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Case Study | Financial Sustainability
A health system's multifaceted performance improvement initiative, which yielded more than $120 million in savings, is exemplified by its approach to improving care processes in its ICUs.
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Trend | Value-Based Payment
Keith Moore, CEO of McManis Consulting, shares his perspectives on North Carolina’s move to value-based payment and what it means for hospitals and health systems nationwide.
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News | Leadership
Spectrum Health sponsored a competition among its revenue cycle leaders, with the goal of encouraging their staff members to become HFMA Enterprise members and obtain HFMA certifications.
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Business Profile | Analytics
For health systems that have gone through a period of growth, strong strategic financial planning, enhanced service line analytics, appropriate benchmarking, standardized costing practices, and rolling forecasting can help realize the effic...
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