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News | Coronavirus
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 | Coronavirus
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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News | Coronavirus
Hospitals are emphasizing steps to boost commercial health plan enrollment over Medicaid enrollment.
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News | Coronavirus
Industry leaders and advisers expect hospital revenue will not return to pre-pandemic levels this year — regardless of a second coronavirus wave.
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News | Coronavirus
Medicare is considering making permanent some of the temporary telehealth waivers it has issued during the pandemic.
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How To | FASB and GASB Rules and Guidelines
For health systems, the decline in financial performance due to COVID-19 creates a triggering event for interim or annual impairment testing of certain assets on the balance sheet.
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Blog | Transparency
The May 7 hearing regarding CMS's controversial price transparency policy is likely the opening act in what may be a long series of appeals to the lawsuit filed against the Trump administration.
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Research & Reports | Innovation and Disruption
The results of a May 2020 HFMA study about the impacts of COVID-19 and the challenges it has caused in terms of revenue, volume, care delivery, and business operations.
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Blog | Innovation and Disruption
HFMA's Chad Mulvany questions if the recent expansion of telehealth could stimulate a trend of plans offering virtual PCPs as the primary care access point.
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Fact Sheet | Compliance
HFMA summarized in detail the OIG's proposed rule amending its civil money penalty regulations.
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Blog | Compliance
HFMA's Chad Mulvany reviews some of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service's changes to the terms and conditions related to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
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Q&A | Costing Managerial Accounting
To ensure their organizations get a fair share of the billions of dollars in reimbursement and grants available to healthcare providers during COVID-19, finance leaders need a plan for accurately capturing costs.
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Trend | Care Process Redesign
The U.S. healthcare system will thrive if leaders and policymakers take steps to promote holistic care and better access, says David Shulkin, MD, former secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Blog | Managed Care
HFMA's Chad Mulvany says although COVID-19 may have "dampened enthusiasm" for Washington state's public option, he is not sure the blame for its slow start rests solely, or even partly, on COVID-19.
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Blog | Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement
Because the CARES Act prohibits states that received increased funding from cutting benefits, increasing premiums or restricting eligibility, one of the few available options to reduce costs is making provider rate cuts.
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How To | Coding
Providers should make sure they fully understand various COVID-19 codes that can enhance payment from CMS and serve as important claims data.
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Fact Sheet | Patient Access
HFMA presents a summary of CMS's final rule on interoperability and patient access to health data.
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How To | Telemedicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has opened new opportunities for health systems to expand their use of telehealth services. Implemented properly with careful planning, telehealth can be a strong revenue source going forward.
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Podcast | Telemedicine
Lucy Zielinski and Dan Marino follow up on Zielinski's successful Virtual Conference presentation by tackling some of the most challenging aspects of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also in this episode, Christopher Dunkerly of spo...
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How To | Financial Leadership
Finance centers of excellence are not necessarily physical locations but rather a collection of the right people, tools and practices to help organizations achieve better financial performance.
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How To | Financial Leadership
Leaders with two provider organizations that resumed elective procedures as COVID-19 began to ebb in their markets describe the most important considerations.
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Column | Financial Sustainability
Kaufman Hall's managing director and chair, Ken Kaufman, says leaders of healthcare provider organizations must act now with speed and sophistication to develop the financial foundation for an effective COVID-19 recovery.
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How To | Financial Sustainability
The May issue of the Financial Sustainability Report offers healthcare finance leaders insights that can help them develop long-term solutions for recovering and thriving in the new healthcare landscape that emerges after the COVID-19 pande...
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How To | Capital Finance
Health systems that are developing venture capital projects should apply eight core principles that reflect best practices of organizations that had a strong track record of success in managing their venture capital programs.
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Column | Staff Development
HFMA Chapter members announce career updates from new jobs to promotions. Plus, one member shares her recent accomplishment with a master’s in legal studies.
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Column | Consumerism
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer addresses issues related to the patient financial experience — and journalists who are covering it —during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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