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How healthcare organizations navigate claims processing

View the results of a survey about claims processing and revenue cycle performance conducted with more than 625 healthcare leaders.

HFMA May 30, 2023

Leveraging extensible technology to create consumer-centric healthcare ecosystems

Implementing new technologies can eliminate tedious tasks and open the door for more impactful work as well as provide patients with easier access to convenient scheduling, registration and billing options. Dive into this roundtable for additional insight on technologies progressing the industry.

HFMA May 30, 2023

News Briefs: The expiration of the COVID-19 PHE brings an end to key provisions

The termination of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11 meant providers lost many of the accommodations and regulatory flexibilities that were in place since Jan. 31, 2020. For example, Medicare’s 20% add-on payment for treating COVID-19 cases in the inpatient setting no longer is available. With reported cases and hospitalizations steadily trending…

Nick Hut May 30, 2023

Healthcare providers seeing more diagnosis-related group downgrades and ghost denials

Each year, tens of millions of medical claims will be denied by healthcare payers. One executive director led a session with more than a dozen attendees highlighting their experiences with DRG downgrades and lessons learned to help other organizations better measure, manage and successfully appeal these complex denials.

HFMA May 30, 2023

HFMA, it’s time for action! 

We’ve all been in situations where the time was right, where conditions were optimal or good enough to suggest the best opportunity for action. Growing up on a dairy farm, I learned early that nature exerted a stronger hand on our schedules and work than anything humans could muster. Weather was, of course, a constant…

Dennis E. Dahlen May 30, 2023

Marcus Whitney: Banking struggles are limiting healthcare innovation

T here has not been much ado in the healthcare world about the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), but maybe there should be.   Once considered the go-to bank for startups, SVB was the target of a bank run March 9 driven by news of their held-to- maturity bonds being underwater, and it was taken over by…

Marcus Whitney May 30, 2023

Mayo Clinic CFO Dennis Dahlen preparing for his year as HFMA’s National Chair

After several decades spent making an impact at the healthcare organizational level, Dennis Dahlen is moving into a prime position to use his expertise for the benefit of stakeholders across the industry. The opportunity could not come at a more important juncture.  The urgency is reflected in Dahlen’s theme for the new fiscal year, which…

Nick Hut May 30, 2023

Multiple certifications earned by 37

A total of 2,079 people earned HFMA certifications from Jan. 1 through March 31, with 37  earning multiple certifications.  The HFMA certifications are as follows: Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP), Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR), Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) – GCC, Certified Specialist Accounting & Finance (CSAF), Certified Specialist Business Intelligence (CSBI), Certified Specialist…

Crystal Milazzo May 30, 2023

Joe Fifer: A key takeaway from my long career

My last column. I have rewritten it dozens of times in my head. I couldn’t settle on a thought or a theme that seemed appropriate. Then I remembered the HFMA board dinner with Sue Petru, a past National Board member.   The occasion was our winter board retreat in Tampa this year. It’s our custom to invite…

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA May 30, 2023

Inside HFMA: 100,000th member reflects on value of HFMA enterprise membership

For LaTasha Bowen, membership in HFMA is synonymous with opportunity — but it’s an opportunity she might not have received without the Association’s enterprise membership program. Bowen is revenue cycle manager for Hughston Clinic, a Columbus, Georgia, medical group specializing in musculoskeletal disorders. While the clinic had been part of HFMA’s MAP Keys program for…

Jeni Williams May 30, 2023
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