HFM Magazine: March 2018

March 2018, HFM table of contents

HFM magazine covers all things related to healthcare finance and revenue cycle. Cover Story From the President’s Desk Video: Predictive Analytics and the Revenue Cycle Paul Bradley, chief data scientist for ZirMed, discusses how predictive analytics can be used to find lost revenue, improve the patient experience, and increase patient satisfaction. Early Edition Features Focus…

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The Future of VACs: Valuation and Strategic Considerations

Recent changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule may make it financially advantageous for vascular access centers operating under an extension-of-practice model to shift their operations to an ambulatory surgery center setting.

Brad Brumbaugh March 6, 2018

Optimizing a Physician Practice Acquisition

Thoughtful strategies surrounding physician practice acquisition can help set the stage for success.

Ken Bradley March 6, 2018

Debunking MACRA Myths: Hospitals’ Vital Role in Physician Success

Time is running out for physicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment system to submit the minimum data required for 2017.

Sreeram Mantha March 6, 2018

Increasing Consumer Engagement and Empowerment to Drive Value in Health Care

Trends toward increased consumer cost-sharing, consumer engagement, and calls for transparency have significant implications for U.S. hospitals. 

Lia Winfield, PhD March 1, 2018

ALOS Analysis Reveals Significant Regional Variances

An analysis of average length of stay looking at U.S. hospitals identified noteworthy variation among states within each of four regions.

HFMA March 1, 2018

Finding Healthcare Finance Reality in a Cloud of Possibility

Integrated risk planning enables organizations to manage variability and to succeed under an ever-shifting cloud of possibility.

David Ratliff March 1, 2018

What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Health Care

The Tax Cuts and Jobs act will affect health care in various ways.

Ken Perez March 1, 2018

Real Time Location Systems: An Underused But Valuable Source of Data

Systems that track the movement of equipment throughout a hospital also can be used to collect data on compliance, physician time, and other key areas that affect finance and patient satisfaction.

Anne Bugge March 1, 2018

Using Analytics to Design Provider Networks for Value-Based Contracts

Obtaining and analyzing the right data can help healthcare organizations thoughtfully and successfully plan provider networks with an eye toward value.

Eric Mayeda March 1, 2018
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