HFM Magazine: February 2019

Treatment of Addiction: Incentivizing Recovery, Not Relapse

Substance use disorder has too often been treated as an isolated infectious disease. The ARMH-APM, a proposed alternative payment model, aims to restructure provider incentives to promote more appropriate treatment of the disorder as a chronic disease.

Greg Williams February 7, 2019

10 Ways to Enhance the Patient Payment Experience

Patients represent a fast-growing source of payment for healthcare providers, so it is important for providers to take steps not only to increase collections but also to enhance their patients’ financial experience.

Bird Blitch February 7, 2019

The Truth About Blockchain and Its Application to Health Care

Healthcare organizations have growing opportunities to begin applying blockchain technology to solving industry challenges, and today’s practical applications may be first steps toward more-sophisticated applications that could transform the industry.

John Bass January 29, 2019

R1 RCM: Partnering with Healthcare Organizations to Reimagine the Revenue Cycle

Two senior leaders at R1 talk about the advantages of working with an innovative revenue cycle partner that offers technology-enabled revenue cycle and patient experience services.

HFMA January 24, 2019

Five Considerations When Moving Technology to the Cloud

Tips-focused article on how to prepare for and optimize a transition to the cloud. 

HFMA January 24, 2019

Valuing Patients as Consumers

February marks National Wise Health Care Consumer Month. HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer encourages healthcare finance leaders to reflect on what their organizations are doing to help patients and community members feel valued as consumers. 

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA January 23, 2019

The Texas Federal District Court’s Ruling on the Constitutionality of the ACA

The 2018 ruling in by the Texas District Court declaring Affordable Care Act unconstitutional is expected to be overturned, but the decision still could have an adverse effect on the future of value-based payment.

Ken Perez January 23, 2019

Innovation in Health Care—It’s Not Just an App

Innovative technology often is seen as the means for transforming health care, but what ultimately is required is innovative thinking that doesn’t rely solely on technology but also looks at ways to improve processes.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE January 23, 2019

Textile Budget Considerations: A Laundry List

An efficient textiles program can help a health system maximize dollars allocated to linens and uniforms and result in better patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Mark Whitten January 23, 2019

The Art and Science of Integration

Healthcare organizations should consider seven key factors and related initial questions when contemplating a proposed integration initiative.

Keith D. Moore, MCP January 23, 2019
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