HFM Magazine: January 2019

Temporary Nurses: A Viable Solution to Nurse Shortages

Nurse shortages have hospitals and health systems considering temporary nurses.

Marcia Faller January 23, 2019

Thoughtful Assessment: A Critical Gap in Business Intelligence

Internal business intelligence is essential for healthcare decision making.

Eric McKesson January 10, 2019

Using Ambulatory Pricing Strategically to Protect and Grow Market Share

An increasing regulatory focus on price transparency also is an impetus for hospitals and health systems to pursue ambulatory care pricing strategies aimed at growing market share.

Craig Allan Ahrens, MHA, MBA January 3, 2019

Using Talent Management to Drive Innovation

As finance departments are doing more with less, they begin to see how other organizations are evolving and seeing opportunities flourish as they progress themselves.

HFMA January 3, 2019

New Approaches and Technologies for Improving Cost Performance in Health Care

One health system tackled their readmissions problem by identifying reasons for overstays.

Kathleen Masiulis December 26, 2018

Winning Strategies to Transform Health Care in 2019

Healthcare providers should keep certain best practices in mind when choosing new technology in 2019.

Geoff Martin December 26, 2018

Price Transparency: The View from Washington

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses implications of a new federal report that addresses price transparency.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA December 26, 2018

Patient-Level Costing and Profitability: Making It Work

Healthcare providers can use patient-level costing to obtain accurate costing information.

Gary Cokins December 26, 2018

Resolve to Collaborate in 2019

Cross-professional partnerships can enhance healthcare organizations ability to achieve shared goals of improving the patient experience, reducing the cost of care, and improving population health.

Kevin Brennan, FHFMA, CPA December 26, 2018

Medicare’s Move Toward Site-Neutral Payment

A payment change in the OPPS final rule that aims to align payments made for services delivered in off-campus hospital outpatient departments with those made for services delivered in physician offices has raised considerable controversy.

Gail R Wilensky, PhD December 26, 2018
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