Number of MSSP ACOs and Shared-Savings Characteristics

The number of ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program increased at a faster rate from 2013 to 2018 than did the number of participants that achieved shared savings in the first four years of the program.

HFMA July 27, 2018

Effective Merger Integration Requires Focus on All Four Pieces of The Treasury Platform

To achieve a truly effective merger integration, careful attention should be paid to treasury operations and invested assets, along with capital management and external financing.

Eric A. Jordahl July 27, 2018

Creating an Integrated Healthcare Ecosystem Through Mobile Communication Technology

Mobile communication technology can allow a healthcare organization to operate more efficiently, resulting in cost savings and increased patient and staff satisfaction.

Brad Brooks July 27, 2018

Six Ways to Look at Your Next Consolidation

To avoid making changes simply for the sake of change, healthcare leaders should attend to any unfinished business from prior changes and ensure any new move toward consolidation accounts for future uncertainty as well as potential new opportunities. 

Keith D. Moore, MCP July 27, 2018

Trends in Building and Fixture Costs, 2007-16

An analysis looked at Medicare cost reports to compared trends in capital costs for buildings and fixtures among different types of acute care hospitals.

William Shoemaker July 27, 2018

Integrating Care to Improve Surgical Outcomes and Reduce Costs

As a hospital’s major source of income, surgical procedures present the biggest opportunities for cost savings and process improvement.

Sonya Pease July 27, 2018

Identifying Opportunities for Innovation in Healthcare Finance

Healthcare finance leaders should be attuned to the presence of opportunities for innovative improvements that may exist all around them.

Kevin Brennan, FHFMA, CPA July 27, 2018

The Experience Economy Is Coming to Health Care

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses the implications of the experience economy for healthcare finance leaders.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA July 27, 2018

Atul Gawande: A World of Promise

The appointment of Atul Gawande to lead the Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPM Morgan Chase healthcare venture could be an important step toward finding effective solutions to the deficiencies of the nation’s healthcare system.

Ceci Connolly July 27, 2018

Home Is Where the Hospital Is

The hospital-at-home model provides a potential means of reducing total costs of care and improving outcomes, but it would present traditional acute care hospitals with a strategic challenge.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA July 27, 2018
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