HFM Magazine: February 2024

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

In January, 8,000 investors, innovators and market participants gathered in San Francisco for the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. This gathering has become a required event for healthcare leaders to take stock of the industry. You could feel the pulse of the conference accelerate during key moments, like when comments from an FDA regulator led to…

Dennis E. Dahlen, FHFMA, MBA, CPA January 26, 2024

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

What can modern hospital or health system CFOs do to keep their organizations on a stable financial footing in the financially fraught post-COVID-19 era? In answering this question, most CFOs will begin by telling horror stories and tales of woe involving revenue squeezes and expense proliferations. Pressures come from everywhere, including:  It’s tough being a…

Steven Berger, FHFMA January 25, 2024

Limit financial risk from Medicaid redetermination

Medicaid redetermination isn’t going smoothly. As of late December 2023, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 71% of Medicaid disenrollments nationwide were for procedural reasons. That means patients are losing coverage because they filled out a form incorrectly or missed a deadline, not because they’re truly ineligible for renewal. Provider organizations can play a pivotal…

Noel Felipe January 24, 2024

How to achieve savings by reengineering nonclinical healthcare spending

With healthcare margins under constant and growing pressure, hospital and health system finance leaders must continue to explore all avenues for cost savings across their organization. Supply chain savings efforts have traditionally been focused on clinical spending and on contracts accessed via group purchasing organization (GPO) relationships. By looking to nonclinical spending on administrative and…

Keith Noll December 19, 2023

Gail Wilensky: How the pandemic spurred a new impetus for improved care coordination

The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a catalyst for many significant changes in healthcare delivery. Some were intentional, representing seized opportunities to improve processes. But other changes were forced on the industry as a result of constraints imposed by the pandemic. One of the most significant of these changes, for example, has been the industry’s…

Gail R Wilensky, PhD December 19, 2023
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