Physician Practice Resources

A collection of resources that are expressly designed to help physician leaders and practice managers navigate the challenges and opportunities in this new era of health care.

Column | Leadership Skills Development

Leaders can enhance their performance management skills if they know how to prepare for tough conversations with employees, then how to stay on course during the conversation and how to follow up afterward.

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How To | Patient Experience

The almost universal use of cell phones opens up the convenience and benefits of texting as a means of patient communication.

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Blog | Bundled Payment

It’s not surprising CMMI has slowed its pace on finalizing the proposed mandatory radiation oncology payment model given the complexity of the model and stakeholder opposition.

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Blog | Consumerism

Fostering patient loyalty can drive growth and revenue in a healthcare organization.

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Podcast | Social Determinants of Health

Nancy Johnson, CEO of El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, talks about her organization’s processes for addressing the social determinants of health among its patient population. The interview is a follow-up to a panel discussion at HF...

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Column | Leadership Skills Development

Using the right approach, leadership development across nine dimensions can be measured and quantified.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

The controversial major hospital payment cuts in the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule were retained from the proposed rule even though hospitals successfully have challenged them in federal court.

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News | Physician Payment and Reimbursement

Primary care physicians will have another chance to apply and participate in the delayed Direct Contracting model with Medicare.

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News | Partnerships and Value

HFMA leaders presented a revenue cycle session and met with delegates attending an AHIMA international summit in the United Arab Emirates.

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News | Strategic Partnerships, Mergers, and Acquisitions

Hospital M&A deals in 2019 have included increasing shares of financially distressed and smaller hospitals.

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News | Patient Experience

Congress is likely to enact surprise-bill legislation in the waning days of 2019, according to policy advisers.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Deadlines to comment on various CMS initiatives affecting hospitals are among the major healthcare finance events taking place the week of Nov. 25.

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Blog | Bundled Payment

It’s not surprising CMMI has slowed its pace on finalizing the proposed mandatory radiation oncology payment model given the complexity of the model and stakeholder opposition.

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Blog | Value-Based Payment

Platforms like Carrum Health’s are meeting the demands of employers for higher-value care and the providers who want to meet these demands.

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Blog | Consumerism

Fostering patient loyalty can drive growth and revenue in a healthcare organization.

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Blog | Population Health Management

Healthcare can be more medically effective and cost effective by removing barriers, establishing relationships and engaging patients with interventions that begin where the patient is, including living on the streets.

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Blog | Value-Based Payment

The result of CMMI’s reluctance to accept recommendations from the field is one of many factors that stymies the transition to value.

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Blog | Social Determinants of Health

It’s laudable that health systems are committing to funding social determinants of health efforts, but managing interventions for patients will require more deliberate integration, linking of efforts and data sharing.

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Podcast

Videos

The Benefits of Behavioral Economics

The Consequences of Physician Burnout

Aligning With Physicians for Success in Value-Based Care

From the President's Desk: Joe Fifer Talks About Value Transformation

The Importance of Physician Leadership Development Programs