The first step toward improving price transparency and the patient financial experience
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer offers advice on where to begin improving the financial experience for consumers.
Walmart’s plans to test narrow networks selected on quality could set stage for a shift in employer-sponsored insurance
Walmart plans a ground-breaking test of narrow networks for its employee health plan that will test both enrollee acceptance and physician cooperation.
HFMA’s Consumerism Maturity Model provides an opportunity for healthcare organizations to assess their consumer readiness
Provider organizations can assess and improve their consumerism readiness using HFMA’s Consumerism Maturity Model.
In memory of HFMA National Board member Herman Guenther
HFMA regrets to inform members of Herman Guenther’s passing. He was a lifetime member, held multiple awards and honors and served on the National Board of Directors. Plus, career updates from others in the industry.
HFMA and CareCredit conduct survey on consumer-centric strategies being used to drive patient-centric healthcare
Consumerism emerged as a top concern among healthcare executives in a survey conducted jointly by HFMA and CareCredit.
Coding denials: Creating an effective appeal strategy
Distinguishing coding denials from clinical validation denials is an ongoing challenge, and a good place to review processes.
St. Luke’s Health System decides to allow carefully monitored, specific-payer access to its EHR after buy-in from all internal stakeholders
Idaho-based St. Luke’s Health System is allowing payers to access patient records directly through their EHR.
Don’t allow risk aversion to get in the way of innovation
Failure to act can be failure to innovate.
Advice from a hacker: How to safeguard medical devices from cyberattacks
The vulnerability of many medical devices to cyberattacks presents a serious safety concern for hospitals and health systems.
Supreme Court’s decision to wait to hear ACA challenge benefits Republicans
Democrats appear to have a strong advantage over Republicans in having gained public trust regarding healthcare policy, so it may be in Republication's interest to steer clear of discussions of healthcare in the time leading up to the November 2020 election.