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PFC USA’s partnership approach ensures healthcare clients tackle regulatory and patient satisfaction issues

Review some tips from a company with 6.5 years of hands-on experience in helping its healthcare clients handle concerns in healthcare such as workforce shortages and a volatile regulatory environment.

HFMA September 29, 2023

New approaches to nonclinical workforce management

Five healthcare leaders in revenue cycle management and patient access share their approach to workforce management in a remote and/or hybrid model and lessons learned along the way.

HFMA September 29, 2023

AMN Healthcare: Providing physician workforce solutions to increase staffing efficiencies and improve the patient experience

This profile highlights how one business oversees more than 3,000 physician recruiting assignments annually and provides details on other resources offered such as the NCQA-Certified Credentials Verification.

HFMA September 29, 2023

Maryland Chapter event focuses on inclusion and equity

There’s growing demand on the healthcare industry to close disparity gaps and ensure health equity. But hospitals and health systems can’t do it alone. Collaboration and partnerships are necessary. And that was the impetus behind the HFMA Maryland Chapter’s 2023 Inclusion and Equity in Healthcare Conference, which took place April 27 at the Reginald F.…

Crystal Milazzo September 29, 2023

Dennis Dahlen: It’s time to stop dragging our feet on generative AI 

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is a tool that a recent study found is “nearly as good as recent med school graduates” at making clinical decisions, and it’s having a breakout year across industries, a McKinsey analysis shows.1 Yet few healthcare leaders have a strategy for solutions like ChatGPT — and it’s past time to develop…

Dennis E. Dahlen, FHFMA, MBA, CPA September 28, 2023

4 common misconceptions about observation that have revenue implications 

Among the many things that healthcare providers must document, few are as misunderstood and cause as much confusion as observation. Clearly, observation is often required as part of diagnosing and treating a disease or condition. The challenge for providers is that ambiguity and variability in regulatory and contract language create confusion regarding how to record…

Ronald Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM September 28, 2023

Phoenix Children’s selects Michelle Bruhn as new CFO

Phoenix Children’s — Arizona’s only freestanding children’s hospital — recently hired Michelle Bruhn, CPA, as executive vice president and CFO. In the new position, Bruhn will oversee finance, treasury, revenue cycle and managed care contracting as well as be directly responsible for fiscal policy, performance goals and planning. Bruhn most recently served as executive vice…

Crystal Milazzo September 28, 2023

Can MRF data be used for comparative benchmarking?

The impetus for the MRF requirement — as outlined by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in its 2019 hospital price transparency final rule — was to enable informed decision-making about healthcare services based on their pricing, thereby helping to drive down the cost of healthcare. Yet significant obstacles continue to block…

Fred Stodolak September 22, 2023

A crisis of faith regarding value-based care

As the movement to reduce or eliminate fee-for-service payment in favor of value-based payment plods along, some in the industry are voicing doubts that it is ever going to happen or that it is even necessary.  An HFMA survey conducted in February and March for the “Healthcare 2030” series of special reports finds some of…

Paul Barr, MS, MBA August 31, 2023

Summary: 10 vital responses to healthcare disruption

Note: This article is a summary of a report on HFMA’s Spring Thought Leadership Retreat. The full report is available to download. Disruption is reverberating throughout the healthcare industry, and it’s incumbent on legacy organizations to develop strategic responses for the benefit of their consumers, their communities and themselves. With that overarching challenge becoming ever…

Nick Hut August 30, 2023
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