Financial Leadership

hfm Magazine: January 2017

January 9, 2017 1:09 pm

Cover Story

Outlook for Healthcare Policy: Uncertain
A repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act will have wide ranging impacts on the healthcare sector.
By Rich Daly

From the President’s Desk

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Expanding on thoughts in his January 2017 column in hfm, HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer talks about the challenge of treating addiction. 

HFMA Video Spotlight

Leadership and the Challenge of Fixing Health Care     
Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, senior vice president and dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine and CEO of University of Utah Health Care discusses her career path and perspective on being a healthcare leader in this time of great change.

Early Edition

Analyzing Where to Invest for Success Under MACRA’s New Quality Payment Program

Financial modeling can help providers determine their best option among payment models available through CMS’s new Quality Payment Program. 

By John Harris, MBA, Idette Elizondo, MBA, and Laura Zacchigna

The CFO’s Game Changer: Creating Value Through Performance-Based Partnerships 
In a changing healthcare environment, the role of the healthcare CFO requires a broader organizational view.
By Matthew Bierbaum, MBA

The Business Case for Social Media in Health Care  
Social media can engage both patients and colleagues, creating business opportunities for healthcare organizations.       
By Savanna Myer

Healthcare Matters
Message to Providers: Expect More Pricing Scrutiny    
Introducing an Early Edition exclusive: Healthcare Matters is a regular column that addresses healthcare finance issues and considerations affecting hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician organizations, and health plans.
By Jeff Helton, PhD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE


Third-Party Payer Revenue and Operating Model Integration: Provider and Payer Collaboration Strategies 
In the current shift to value-based care, healthcare organizations may consider the provider-payer strategic alliance model for partnerships. 
By Christopher Kalkhof, MHA, FACHE, and Richard Bajner

Medicare’s Quality Initiatives Present New Management Challenges 
Three Medicare initiatives are causing management challenges that hospitals should be prepared to meet. 
By Paul Shoemaker and Jonathan York

Healthcare Revenue Recognition: 5 Steps for Net Revenue Modeling and Reporting Considerations 
FASB has outlined five steps for healthcare entities to follow to prepare for the new standard ASU 2014-09 for recognizing revenue.  
By Andrew Holloway, CHFP, Jay Sutton, FACHE, and Matt Swafford, CPA

Focus Area

Whatever Happened to Charity Care in Financial Statements? 
Reporting charity care is an important means for healthcare organizations to communicate the benefits that they are providing to their communities. 
By Brian Conner, CPA


From the Chair
Another Year of Thriving and Resiliency   
Healthcare finance leaders have an opportunity in 2017 to shape the future for U.S. health care, helping populations, organizations, and individuals to thrive. 
By Mary Mirabelli, FHFMA

From the President
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action: Time to Face Addiction 
With the publication of the Surgeon General’s report on addiction in America, it is time for healthcare leaders to recognize the impact of addiction on healthcare costs. 
By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA

From the Editor 
Healthcare Innovation: What’s the Return on Value? 
Innovations come in many forms–from the promise of liquid biopsies to HL7 recent release of an interoperability standard. Smart ideas implemented in the right way can change markets.    
By Daniel R. Verdon

Eye on Washington

The ACA—and Other Healthcare Issues Confronting a New Congress

Republicans have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act when Congress convenes in 2017, but they have other healthcare considerations to address, as well.  
By Gail R. Wilensky, PHD

Healthcare Reform
A Framework for Predicting the Trump Administration’s Health Policy Moves 
Although Republicans have called to repeal the Affordable Care Act, some aspects of the law are likely to stay in effect under a Trump administration. 
By Ken Perez

Etcetera: Member Profile
Top of Her Game       
A 10-year quest that fell short of the Olympics succeeded in fueling the career and drive of a young athlete. 


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