HFM Magazine: March 2020

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.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA August 16, 2021

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.

Rich Daly December 8, 2020

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.

Erika Grotto March 9, 2020

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 March 3, 2020

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.

Jeni Williams March 3, 2020

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.

Malissa Powers, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CICA March 2, 2020

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.

Erika Grotto March 2, 2020

Don’t allow risk aversion to get in the way of innovation

Failure to act can be failure to innovate. 

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE March 2, 2020

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.

Eric C. Reese, PhD March 2, 2020

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.

Gail R Wilensky, PhD March 2, 2020
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