HFM Magazine: December 2019

This holiday season, let’s celebrate the everyday healthcare heroes

From the President: HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer reflects on the invaluable contributions of the people on the frontlines of our healthcare system.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA December 20, 2019

Beyond compliance: Healthcare CFOs face many situations in which ethics can guide decision-making

From deciding on capital allocations to collaborating on efforts to reduce waste, healthcare CFOs have many opportunities to set a tone that influences behavior throughout their organizations.

Laura Ramos Hegwer December 16, 2019

Healthcare leaders view care coordination as an increasingly vital investment, survey finds

An HFMA survey of healthcare finance leaders found varying approaches to care coordination payment mechanisms, infrastructures and strategies for generating an ROI.

Nick Hut December 13, 2019

4 goals for bundled payment: How a hospital succeeded under BPCI-A

Abington Hospital has enjoyed success under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model by focusing on four key goals, including identifying episodes with sufficient opportunities to reduce costs below CMS’s target prices.

Erin Hahn, MPH December 9, 2019

How loading luggage can be a healthcare staffing innovation I HFMA

Innovative thinking should create the right connection between a healthcare organization's technological capabilities and its processes.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE December 4, 2019

2 tools to help providers optimize patient payment plans and boost collections

To ensure patient payment plans are working well for an organization, leaders must analyze the true cost of servicing those plans.

Mark Huebner December 4, 2019

HFMA leaders expand Association’s presence at Abu Dhabi Healthcare Information Summit

HFMA leaders presented a revenue cycle session and met with delegates attending an AHIMA international summit in the United Arab Emirates.

Mary Mirabelli, FHFMA December 4, 2019

For healthcare analytics, systems and culture breed success

Research conducted by HFMA and sponsored by EPSi shows that healthcare organizations are still grappling with technological and cultural issues as they attempt to implement effective analytics programs.

Nick Hut December 4, 2019

How CMS sets the target price for bundles under BPCI-A

Read a description of CMS's method for setting episode target prices under its Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model.

Erin Hahn, MPH December 2, 2019

5 areas where hospitals can improve both financial performance and patient care

Data Trends: CMS data in the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review file indicates U.S. hospitals' average loss per admission increased 5% from 2016 to 2018.

Jan Welsh December 2, 2019
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