HFM Magazine: November 2022

Most healthcare organizations want to augment current EHR workflows and would consider flexible outsourcing contracts

This pulse survey shows that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for managing today’s revenue cycle challenges. Savvy healthcare organizations know they need a combination of actionable insights and high-performance work teams to be successful.

HFMA December 1, 2022

CareCredit healthcare credit card provides flexible payment options for both patients and healthcare providers

Read about one company's payment solution that gives patients a way to pay for out-of-pocket healthcare costs while enabling health care organizations to receive payment for services within two business days.

HFMA December 1, 2022

The Quadruple Aim: How robotic-assisted surgery helps organizations provide high-quality care at a lower cost

Read about how RAS can improve physician and patient satisfaction while simultaneously lowering costs, reducing complications and generating new net revenue.

HFMA December 1, 2022

Joe Fifer: Adopting a health equity lens

This year, we dedicated HFMA’s annual Thought Leadership Retreat to the topic of health equity. That topic could be viewed as a bit of a departure for HFMA, given that our Association is focused on finance. But I strongly believe, along with the majority of our retreat participants, that healthcare stakeholders must use a health…

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA November 18, 2022

Why it can be a good idea for hospitals to stand up to government policy

Healthcare finance executives in the United States can take a lesson from an eye-opening book by Ted Giovanis, FHFMA, MBA, Beyond fear: How I fought the feds for six years — and won.   In this book, Giovanis, a long-standing member of HFMA’s Maryland Chapter, chronicles how he identified an error in an arcane Medicare formula…

Walter Unger November 18, 2022

David Johnson: Rewiring healthcare’s smartest professionals (Hint: It’s not physicians)

I won’t keep you in suspense. Healthcare’s smartest professionals are the tens of thousands of individuals who populate its revenue cycle operations. Revenue cycle professionals determine how much payers fork out and how much providers receive for healthcare treatments. They constitute the beating heart of the nation’s transactional healthcare system. Their ingenuity knows no bounds.…

David W. Johnson November 1, 2022

Aaron Crane: Poker lessons for healthcare finance

HFMA Chair Aaron Crane believes the game of poker provides valuable lessons for healthcare finance professionals navigating the current industry environment.

Aaron R. Crane, FHFMA, MHA October 25, 2022

Hilda Dalfonso assumes new CFO position

HFMA members Hilda Dalfonso, Jennifer Doll, Kim Hodgkinson and Russ Ranallo were recently named to new healthcare system CFO positions.

Crystal Milazzo October 24, 2022

Arizona Chapter forges unique partnership

Arizona HFMA Chapter partners with the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona to raise awareness of a critical need and provide needed supplies to low-income families.

Crystal Milazzo October 24, 2022

Why owning a health plan is a good provider strategy

The trend toward increased ownership of health plans by health systems shows no signs of slowing as health systems are increasingly recognizing the importance of having their primary focus be on health and health outcomes rather than on the number of visits or procedures. A health system leader describes the advantages of health plan ownership and strategic considerations for pursuing this approach.

Scott Nordlund October 21, 2022
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