2 USDA loan programs offer advantages for rural healthcare organizations
Capital Finance: Two rapidly increasing USDA rural loan programs offer many rural hospitals low-interest capital finance options that have fewer requirements than commercial debt.
HFMA: CMS transparency effort misses the mark
Podcast: HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses HFMA’s perspectives regarding a CMS proposed rule that has generated controversy in that it would require the public release of rates hospitals negotiated with health plans.
Where is your health system on the journey to systemness?
Healthcare Innovation: Healthcare organizations should keep track of progress toward operating as a unified system after mergers and acquisitions.
3 ways cost models are a key to success under risk
Business Intelligence: New primary care models can help healthcare organizations achieve financial goals.
Innovative startup works to solve billing problems for patients and providers
HFMA members voted Papaya, a mobile app for patient payment, the most innovative startup at HFMA’s June Annual Conference.
Broad trends are driving the imperative for hospitals to revisit cardiac care
A number of factors have contributed to declining revenue growth for hospitals' cardiac catheterization labs in recent years.
Lone Star Chapters’ Jorge Fernandez joins Triage Consulting
President-Elect of the HFMA Lone Star Chapter Jorge Fernandez provides information on his new job, the benefits of HFMA membership and five fun facts about his life. Also, three other HFMA members share their job news and one member earns an MBA.
Tri-State 2019 focuses on industry trends
Four Chapters united for their 6th biennial and largest attended event in mid-September to learn and connect on payment trends. Plus, a farewell to HFMA Chapter Relations Specialist Pat Kosar.
Evolution of the consumer focus in healthcare
The potential benefits of consumer-driven health plans were espoused in the 1990s, and the concept began to be more fully embraced in the past decade.
7 top macro trends impacting providers, insurers and healthcare consumers today
The healthcare industry's shift to a consumerism focus is occurring in parallel with seven significant emerging trends that are affecting providers, insurers and healthcare consumers alike.