hfm February 2024

Payment edition

Cover Story

Healthcare in 2024: Key issues finance leaders should keep on their radar

Seven hfm columnists share their predictions of what will likely be defining issues affecting healthcare in 2024.

Expert Reviewed

How a payer-provider collaboration around quality reporting can reduce costs and improve outcomes

The challenge — and imperative — for provider and payer organizations is to find more constructive ways to work together.

Limit financial risk from Medicaid redetermination

Hospital leaders can take steps to limit the loss of Medicaid coverage in their communities.


10 keys to restoring trust in healthcare: a summary

Insights provided during HFMA’s 16th annual Thought Leadership Retreat can help healthcare leaders better manage relationships and perceptions within and across their communities.


Dennis Dahlen: New year, not-so-new struggles call for revamped approach

HFMA Chair Dennis Dahlen reports on the 2024 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and shares ways healthcare finance can take the lead in creating more forward progress.

Susan Dentzer: Why we have reached a tipping point on pharmaceutical spending

Policy expert and hfm columnist Susan Dentzer describes how a backlash over high pharmacy prices is bringing about a transformation of the sector.

Jill Geisler: 8 proactive ways to keep your top performers engaged

Leadership expert and HFMA columnist Jill Geisler shares eight proactive steps healthcare finance leaders can take to keep their top performers engaged.

Alan Lovelace: Healthcare CFOs require stamina to respond to post-COVID pressures

In this Voice of Experience column, Alan Lovelace offers advice on what today’s hospital or health system CFOs can do to keep their organizations on a stable financial footing.


News Briefs: A new fee is set for using the No Surprises Act arbitration portal

As published in the February 2024 issue of hfm, this news roundup presents the top stories for healthcare finance professionals.

People: Sanford Health selects Scott Wooten as CFO

Sanford Health taps Scott Wooten as CFO, and Bradley Haws is named CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Lynn Severson and Byron Gabbard also have new CFO roles. 


Cardinal Health WaveMark Solutions: Improving financial performance using clinical supply chain technology

In this HFMA executive roundtable, six healthcare financial executives reflect on the biggest clinical supply chain challenges their organization faces and discuss what metrics are most critical to evaluating success and a return on investment (ROI) with clinical supply chain technologies. 

Iodine Software: How healthcare finance organizations are working to become more<br>resilient

In this HFMA executive roundtable, seven healthcare financial executives share their strategies for tackling the challenges of financial management in the current environment.

FORVIS: Most healthcare organizations will embrace two-sided value-based care models in 2024

An HFMA-FORVIS survey found that although 59% of healthcare organizations plan to participate in additional two-sided risk value-based care (VBC) models, only half have clearly defined protocols to assess new VBC opportunities.

GHX: Leveraging the supply chain for cost reduction

In this HFMA executive roundtable, seven healthcare finance executives share their plans for leveraging the supply chain to help reduce costs.


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