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By Gary Auton
Improvement initiatives must increasingly focus on long-term, high-impact areas that reengineer clinical care, sharpen an organization’s service portfolio, and exploit the system’s scale of operations.
By Jamie Cleverley
The healthcare industry has undergone a major decrease in average annual charge growth. Hospitals at the lowest end of the charge growth spectrum are using cost reduction to slow the level of charge change.
Sponsored By Kaufman Hall
By Debra Ryan and Daniel Seargeant
A deep understanding of active contracts, combined with proactive and purposeful performance monitoring and open communication with health plans must be in place to ensure that hospitals are appropriately paid and the incentives available to them are aligned.
By Laura Ramos Hegwer
Denials management and “keepage” strategies—keeping services within the health system—helped Maricopa Integrated Health Services improve its margins even in the face of a challenging payer mix.
An Interview with Tejal Gandhi, MD, by Ed Avis
As CFOs field more funding requests for patient safety initiatives, they need to be included in initiatives that develop a culture of safety.
By William Marty Martin
The relationship between patient satisfaction and payment challenges financial leaders to keep both balls in play.
Finance at a Glance
Hospitals and health systems can take specific actions to continue operations, protect revenue, and limit credit rating downgrades.