Financial Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Report: April 2021

The April Financial Sustainability Report, sponsored by Kaufman Hall, offers results of a health system’s assessment of its costs to deliver telemedicine services. Other content includes a case study of how a large medical group revamped its approach to compensating its employed physicians, and guidance on how to stem the losses many hospitals incur around referrals for ambulatory services.

HFMA June 1, 2021

Financial Sustainability Report: May 2021

The May Financial Sustainability Report, sponsored by Kaufman Hall, describes a new method for compensating physicians that better accounts for each organization’s unique circumstances. It also includes guidance for finance and clinical leaders on how they can work together effectively while acknowledging their differences, and it examines how payer-provider partnerships are helping organizations keep pace with a transforming healthcare industry.

HFMA June 1, 2021

Financial Sustainability Report: March 2020

The March issue of the Financial Sustainability Report, sponsored by Kaufman Hall, provides insights and guidance for healthcare finance leaders ranging from accessing untapped opportunities for cost savings to using risk stratification to improve the organization’s position in negotiating risk contracts.

HFMA June 1, 2021

Why benchmarks should not be the sole guide for setting physician compensation

Healthcare organizations that rely on survey benchmark data alone when setting physician compensation may be risking budgets and relationships with physicians, especially in times of great uncertainty. Instead, they should adopt an approach more tailored to their unique circumstances

Stuart J. Schaff, FHFMA, CVA June 1, 2021

Payer-provider economics: Preparing for the new frontier in healthcare

Payers and providers are increasingly creating strategic partnerships, with the intent of keeping pace in a rapidly transforming healthcare payment system that rewards value over volume.

John Poziemski May 22, 2021

Physician-friendly web technology can help hospitals grow revenue from ambulatory referrals

All too often, ambulatory orders from referring physicians do not result in delivered services and associated revenue for hospitals because of ineffective ordering processes. Hospitals can gain a competitive advantage ad avoid lost revenue by taking steps to simplify this process for both the referring physician and the patient.

Denny Phillips April 26, 2021

How healthcare organizations can leverage CDI to meet strategic goals amid times of financial uncertainty

Six trends related to the COVID-19 pandemic have created a need for healthcare organizations to adopt a new, strategic and data-driven approach to managing their clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs.

James P. Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS April 26, 2021

Physician practice performance suffered during the 2020 pandemic year

Recent research shows that volatility driven by COVID-19 rocked physician practices throughout 2020, but there were signs of recovery toward the end of the year.

Cynthia Arnold April 26, 2021

From chaos to unity: 6 steps for building a compensation plan for employed physicians

When acquiring physician practices, health systems often develop employment arrangements on a case-by-case basis, leading to challenges due to the inconsistencies of multiple arrangements. A large physician practice’s effort to standardize its approach to compensating its employed physicians offer a case example of how to effectively address this problem.

Robin Nichols, CPA, MHA April 26, 2021

National Academy of Medicine paper explores transformation opportunities for health systems

Authored by leaders of four large health systems and two hospital associations, a new paper examines priorities for healthcare transformation from the perspective of care delivery organizations.

Nick Hut April 8, 2021
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