HFM Magazine: July 2019

How a dashboard and an 8-step process helped a hospital slash drug costs

Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center reduced its cost for anesthesia medications by creating a dashboard to assess usage patterns and using a change management process to encourage providers to embrace improvement opportunities.

Mark-Alan Pizzini, MD August 16, 2021

Understanding the value of an HFMA membership for students and professionals

A Q&A with a Saginaw Valley State University professor who recruited 12 college students to become HFMA members.

HFMA September 25, 2019

Why PAC discharge choices are key to success under risk-based payments

As demonstrated by the experiences of two health systems, developing an effective post-acute care strategy requires a focus on the discharge-planning process, stakeholder engagement, and data to promote stakeholder awareness.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 2, 2019

Medication dashboard’s basic structure can be replicated, customized

The basic structure of PPMC's medication dashboard can be easily replicated by other hospitals and health systems.

HFMA July 11, 2019

Solid written policy and agility are key to preparing for disaster

Former hospital CFO Ed Tucker shares a disaster preparedness budget model he created after Hurricane Katrina.

Erika Grotto July 3, 2019

How one hospital improved patient access, specialty referrals and completed-appointment rates

Texas Children’s Hospital achieved financial and operational improvements after streamlining referral and scheduling processes to better accommodate providers and patients.

Richelle Fleischer, CPA, MPH July 3, 2019

Why LTC providers should prepare for a whole new wave of payment challenges

As the patient population requiring long-term care (LTC) continues to grow, the success of LTC facilities will depend on their ability to turn payment challenges into opportunities, in part by steering clear of false beliefs and implementing effective revenue-recovery processes.

George Colman, JD July 3, 2019

Focus on care transitions brings substantial new LOS-reduction opportunities

Hospitals can derive multiple operating and financial benefits from focusing care improvement efforts on reducing patients' length of stay in acute care.

Brian K. Pisarsky, RN, ACM July 3, 2019

AMN Healthcare: Innovator in Workforce Solutions

An innovative workforce solutions company details how its array of staff and technology options help healthcare organizations address workforce challenges and improve patient care quality and efficiency.

HFMA July 1, 2019

Pursuing a Proactive Denials Strategy Helps Resolve Denials and Prevent Recurrence

A look at how one company is partnering with healthcare organizations to use data and technology to address the root causes of long-standing problems, including denials.

HFMA July 1, 2019
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