Winter 2017

How to Thrive in Alternative Payment Models

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From the Editor

Leadership’s New Mission: Collaborate 
Changes to HFMA’s Leadership publication and brand are designed to promote collaboration among hospital and health system leaders, clinical leaders, and health plan executives.

Cover Story

Lessons from a Leading ACO Performer   
Ratings for 2015 confirmed Banner Health Network as a top-performing Pioneer Accountable Care Organization participant. From aligned partnerships to investments in technology to provider and patient education, the Arizona-based organization continues in its quest to achieve the Triple Aim.


Working Together to Make Alternative Payment Models Succeed   
In the Healthcare Challenge Roundtable, a healthcare finance leader, clinical leader, and health plan executive discuss ways to collaborate on solutions to some of the industry’s biggest issues. This month’s topic: alternative payment models.


Navigating Uncertainty in Health Care in 2017   
In a year that promises to bring significant change to the industry, leaders should keep their focus on delivering better-quality care at a lower cost.


Bundled Payments for Self-Pay Patients
Consumers are gaining access to a true healthcare marketplace as hospitals and physician groups offer discounted bundled-payment services for patients with no insurance or big deductibles. 


How to Assess Cultural Fit in a Merger 
The experience of one regional health system highlights the importance of using a structured process to evaluate cultural compatibility before agreeing to merge.


Developing New Ideas to Improve Children’s Health

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia helps turn good ideas into new products and services designed to improve care for patients and their families.

Leadership Perspectives

Consumer Engagement in the Wake of the Election

At a time of potential turmoil in health care, organization leaders must be more mindful than ever of the need to earn consumers’ trust, writes Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, president and CEO, HFMA.