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.

Fact Sheet | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
HFMA presents a summary of healthcare-related proposals included in President Biden’s budget for fiscal year 2022.
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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
A payment increase for in-home COVID-19 vaccine administration is part of a strategy to improve vaccination rates, which have slowed in recent weeks.
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Blog | MACRA
MIPS participation led to high administrative costs and a significant time drain, according to new research.
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Column | Operations Management
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses the need for hospitals and health systems to diversify the generic drug supply chain.
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News | Strategic Partnerships Mergers and Acquisitions
New types of provider-payer associations place an emphasis on increasing the value of healthcare rather than merely offering cost savings.
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Business Profile | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
One company’s senior director explains how hospitals or health systems can grow their market share without risk of bad debt when joining this company’s network.
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News | Strategic Partnerships Mergers and Acquisitions
New types of provider-payer associations place an emphasis on increasing the value of healthcare rather than merely offering cost savings.
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News | Population Health Management
By reducing wasteful spending, the U.S. healthcare industry would have an easier time funding some of the changes needed to support whole-person health, industry experts said at a conference on how to optimize healthcare financing.
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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
Recent healthcare finance and policy news included the release of the proposed rule for the FY22 Inpatient Prospective Payment System.
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News | Strategic Partnerships Mergers and Acquisitions
During a recent Senate hearing, a hospital advocate responded to criticism of consolidation stemming from mergers among hospitals and hospital acquisitions of physician practices.
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News | Telemedicine
A congressional hearing featured testimony about why fee-for-service is not a viable way to fund a Medicare telehealth expansion.
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News | Accountable Care Organizations
Healthcare provider organizations are petitioning the Biden administration to slow recently finalized quality-related changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
A payment increase for in-home COVID-19 vaccine administration is part of a strategy to improve vaccination rates, which have slowed in recent weeks.
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Blog | Patient Experience
Findings from a new study may assuage concerns that low-value care is encouraged through the use of patient experience ratings in payment formulas.
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Blog | Physician Relationships
Physician-authors Paul DeChant and Diane W. Shannon write that although the increasing prevalence of burnout is manifested in individual physicians, the root cause is systemic stress in the workplace.
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Blog | Leadership Skills Development
My Entrepreneurial Path to CEO: Lessons Learned 
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Blog | Physician Relationships
Physician-authors Paul DeChant and Diane W. Shannon write that although the increasing prevalence of burnout is manifested in individual physicians, the root cause is systemic stress in the workplace.
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Blog | Leadership Skills Development
Hayley Studer, CPA, interviews Faith in the Spotlight author and "Inside Edition" TV news correspondent Megan Alexander about her recently published book, which provides practical tips for living out your faith in a secular workplace.
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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