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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
Hospitals and health systems need to develop a well-informed plan of action to deal the the short-term and long-term financial impacts of COVID-19.
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News | Costing Managerial Accounting
Although many healthcare organizations say they have achieved middling results in their cost accounting efforts, that could improve through widespread adoption of approaches identified as most effective.
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News | Leadership
HFMA's marketing team is attending HFMA live events and capturing photos and videos of members and attendees in action.
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News | Healthcare Business Trends
The coronavirus is affecting the healthcare industry in unprecedented ways, and HFMA wants to help you stay up to date on the latest news about the outbreak. Come back to this page regularly for coronavirus resources, selected specifically ...
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News | CMS and MedPAC Guidelines and Trends
The HFMA editorial team will continuously post the latest announcements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Blog | Budgeting
The coronavirus outbreak could have a negative impact on hospital finances even with anticipated regulatory and legislative support.
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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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Column | Consumerism
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer suggests that the patient financial experience can be improved by taking a page from the Disney playbook..
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Trend | Enterprise Risk Management
Health systems should continue to be be cognizant of the potential risks they face from global warming, which include not only more violent and frequent storms but also increased vulnerability within their areas to mosquito-borne diseases.
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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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Podcast | Operations Management
UC Davis Medical Center made headlines recently when providers there treated the first case of community spread coronavirus in the United States. In this episode, CFO Tim Maurice speaks with Joe Fifer about the health system's experience in...
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Q&A | Supply Chain Management
A risk management expert with a leading healthcare consultancy says hospital supply chain professionals should monitor deviations and consider how to respond to them.
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Column | Healthcare Reform
Political polarization has posed a barrier to Congressional action in important areas of concern in healthcare, and these areas will likely not be addressed until after the 2020 presidential election.
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Research & Reports | Value-Based Payment
An HFMA survey sponsored by GHX found that the more revenue a healthcare organization has at risk in value-based contracts, the greater its capabilities for managing risk.
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Blog | Medical Debt
HFMA’s Chad Mulvany says 31,000 lawsuits may seem like a lot but adjusted to an annual basis and the population of the study’s geographic area, the actual number is much smaller than one would expect.
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Blog | Charity Care
HFMA's Chad Mulvany says despite the additional federal funding and moves by some states to help with testing and treatment for COVID-19, hospitals should anticipate increased operational costs and uncompensated care expenses.
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Case Study | Operations and Other Technology
In Washington state, one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic, Providence has enhanced its response by taking advantage of new technology.
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Article | Technology
While working from home in the name of social distancing, your employees are more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks.
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Column | Leadership
Healthcare finance leaders need to trust their principles, values and sense of taking care of each other in moments of doubt and fear, such as the current COVID-19 epidemic.
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Column | Staff Development
Several HFMA members across the nation share their latest job updates with either new roles or promotions.
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How To | Financial Sustainability
The March issue of the Financial Sustainability Report provides insights and guidance for healthcare finance leaders ranging from accessing untapped opportunities for cost savings to using risk stratification to improve the organization’s p...
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Article | Financial Sustainability
Providers that remain focused on service-by-service approach to care delivery will find themselves out of step with today’s consumer-focused healthcare system.
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Column | Consumerism
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer suggests that the patient financial experience can be improved by taking a page from the Disney playbook..
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News | Costing Managerial Accounting
Although many healthcare organizations say they have achieved middling results in their cost accounting efforts, that could improve through widespread adoption of approaches identified as most effective.
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Case Study | Staff Development
HFMA’s Enterprise Membership program offers critical access hospitals vital tools and resources that their leaders and team members need to succeed in today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape.
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