HFM Magazine: August 2019

Medicare for All — for what?

When seeking solutions for problems facing the industry, healthcare finance leaders should take an objective approach, seeking to clearly frame the problem the solutions are intended to address.

Michael M. Allen, FHFMA, CPA August 16, 2021

We need to talk about your flair: HFMA’s new digital badges are here

HFMA's new digital credentialing program enables members to display their HFMA achievements through digital badges.

Shirley Heavlin December 12, 2019

HFMA recognizes South Texas Chapter for outstanding service and accomplishments

Recognizing five years of sustained excellence, HFMA awarded the South Texas Chapter with the Robert M. Shelton Award.

Jennifer Novoseletsky September 18, 2019

HFMA member earns Frederick C. Morgan Achievement Award

The Frederick C. Morgan Achievement Award was presented to the 61st recipient, while another member publishes a book and more.

HFMA September 18, 2019

Single-payer concept for U.S. healthcare requires close fiscal scrutiny

The concept of "Medicare for All" has been a focus of much debate leading up to the 2020 presidential election, and the likely cost of such a program is an important factor that needs to be considered.

Ken Perez August 2, 2019

The CFO’s role in driving value in healthcare through informed collaboration

Hospital and health system finance executives should promote clinical, economic and administrative alignment between their organizations and health plans as a necessary step necessary for achieving success under value-based payment contracts.

Emad Rizk, MD August 2, 2019

Creative partnerships bring relief from soaring drug prices

With drug costs emerging as a central concern for healthcare leaders, providers are trying to mitigate the problem through partnerships.

Karen Wagner August 2, 2019

Why hospital outpatient physical therapy is a good revenue source I HFMA

It makes good business sense for health systems to make outpatient physical therapy a priority given the payment landscape for such services and the value they can provide.

John Britt August 2, 2019

Financial impacts of Medicare expansion proposals on hospitals appear daunting

Various scenarios for expansion of Medicare are likely to be widely discussed in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. An analysis assesses the possible impact of each scenario for a hypothetical U.S. acute care hospital.

Jeff Goldsmith, PhD August 2, 2019

3 essentials for creating and managing a high-value PAC Network

A health system's ability to succeed under value-based payment depends on its having a well- developed post-acute care strategy.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 2, 2019
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