HFM Magazine: July 2019

Shoring up for the next event | HMFA

Two leaders from hospitals that suffered losses from natural disasters share the steps they took to avert similar losses in the future.

HFMA June 30, 2019

How Texas Children’s Hospital’s patient-access initiative enhanced revenue opportunities

For Texas Children's Hospital, a key to capitalizing on patient revenue opportunities identified by its patient access initiative was to reduce losses that arose from out-of-network insurers.

HFMA June 30, 2019

The first five phone calls to make when disaster strikes

Hospitals facing an imminent disaster should make five calls to ensure it is fully prepared for the event's impact.

HFMA June 30, 2019

Improving the patient financial experience starts with us

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses new legislative proposals related to consumerism in the context of HFMA’s best practices.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA June 30, 2019

Trend suggests the nation’s largest hospitals should prepare for declining available revenues

The nation's largest short-term acute care hospitals have recently seen a rise in allowances and discounts that will underscore the need for them to contain and reduce costs.

HFMA June 30, 2019

5 tips for an effective internal collection process

Given the challenges long-term care and skilled nursing facilities face, these provides require an effective collection process.

HFMA June 30, 2019

Primary Care First Model holds promise but faces challenges

CMS's Primary Care First Model aims to create incentives for primary care physicians to take on risk under value-based payment, but whether it will be successful remains to be seen.

Gail R Wilensky, PhD June 30, 2019

Fear Factor, HFMA style

HFMA's current Chair, Michael Allen, urges finance professionals not to shy away from fear and failure, but to embrace them and grow as a result.

Michael M. Allen, FHFMA, CPA June 30, 2019

What the numbers from PAC-improvement efforts show

Efforts to reduce spending on post-acute care have been shown to reduce variation in Medicare spending overall, while also reducing hospital readmissions.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA June 30, 2019

Recommendations for improving utilization review and denial management to reduce LOS

The utilization review and denials management functions play an important role at each transition phase in the acute care process in helping hospitals reduce patients' length of stay in acute care.

HFMA June 30, 2019
googletag.cmd.push( function () { googletag.display( 'hfma-gpt-leaderboard' ); } );