Value-Focused Healthcare Strategy Must Be Multifaceted

Moving to a value-based payment model involves change and requires a strategy focused on both managing costs and enabling growth of the enterprise.

Theresa Hush October 29, 2018

A Short Guide to Avoiding Unwelcome Surprises

Surprise medical bills are a top concern of American consumers today. HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer introduces a guide to help consumers avoid these unexpected out-of-network bills.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA October 29, 2018

Why Your Access Strategy Demands Pricing Transparency

Consumers have come to expect price transparency in health care, which has greatly increased the strategic and operational importance of providers’ charge master descriptions and other pricing frameworks.

Nicholas Malenka, MHA October 29, 2018

Acquiring Physician Practices: Key Strategic Considerations for a Successful Transaction

Health systems seeking to acquire physician practices should first develop a thoughtful physician acquisition strategy that considers factors such as whether the focus will be on primary care physicians or specialists and the extent to which the strategy is offensive or defensive. 

Kyle Tormoehlen, ASA October 29, 2018

Selecting the Right Costing Model

By using cost data at appropriate levels of accuracy and detail to support decision making, hospital finance leaders can minimize the risk of incorrect decisions caused by insufficiently precise data.

Paul Selivanoff, CPA October 29, 2018

Building a Magnet Physician Enterprise: A Critical Health System Priority in the Value Market

Having a magnet physician enterprise that promotes physician satisfaction and engagement is a critical success factor for health systems under value-focused healthcare models.

Robert A. Dickinson, MBA October 29, 2018

4 Tactics of Effective Strategic Technology Planning for the Digital Future

With the going transformation of the nation’s healthcare system, digital technology will play an increasing role in how health care is managed and delivered, making it critical for healthcare organizations to have a clear strategy for acquiring and implementing it.

Todd Fitz October 29, 2018

The 2019 ACA Enrollment Period Begins

Rising premiums and reduced choice among insurance options are two challenges facing health insurance purchasers under the Affordable Care Act in 2019; nonetheless, public support for the act continues to be strong enough to block efforts to repeal the act.

Gail R Wilensky, PhD October 29, 2018

Reconciling Charges and Pricing Through Charge Description Master Redesign

Providers should restructure pricing schedules to bring charges into better alignment with the actual cost of services, developing a long-term pricing model that is attractive to both patients and employers.

Leonard Brauner, CPA October 26, 2018

VitalWare: Creating a Transparency Strategy: Meeting the Mandate to Post Standard Hospital Pricing

A senior leader of VitalWare talks about the need to create a comprehensive pricing strategy for consumers and how to get started. 

HFMA October 25, 2018
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