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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

Ann Jordan named HFMA’s new president and CEO 

Ann Jordan, JD, begins her tenure as HFMA’s new president and CEO on June 6, becoming the first female executive at the Association’s helm during its 77-year history. “This is an incredibly dynamic time for healthcare finance professionals,” said Jordan in an April 5 news release. “I am honored for the opportunity to join HFMA…

HFMA staff May 30, 2023

Ken Perez: 3 strategic options hospitals can use to repair today’s negative margins

The year 2022 has been characterized by some economists as being the worst financial year for U.S. hospitals in decades as expense growth has outpaced revenue increases. As a result, many hospitals and health systems have a pressing need to launch initiatives that can effectively repair their negative operating margins.a  Labor shortages and inflation demand…

Ken Perez May 26, 2023

6 actions for physician practices on signing risk-based contracts

Physician practices are continuing to make the move into value-based payment, and for many, such contracts will present a substantial learning curve. 

Clifford Frank, MHSA May 26, 2023

Chapter News: Northern California Chapter’s new award honors outstanding women 

The Northern California Chapter’s annual women’s conferences have always been popular events. And this year’s conference, which took place May 5 at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville, California, was especially celebratory. That’s because the Chapter marked the event’s 10th anniversary by introducing a new award recognizing women leaders.  “Our Chapter wanted to develop…

Crystal Milazzo May 25, 2023

Care guidance offers a solution for addressing healthcare inequities

Access to healthcare is widely viewed among Americans as being a fundamental right. Yet health inequities continue to deprive many people access to high-quality, affordable care. It is incumbent on U.S. health systems to take the lead in addressing this problem.

Tina Graham May 24, 2023

Steven Berger: Reflections on ‘Voice of Experience’ words of wisdom, year 1

In this first anniversary of the “Voice of Experience” column, it is an appropriate time to revisit the suggestions and insights shared by the eight hospital/health systems healthcare executives who have been long-standing members of HFMA and were featured in hfm magazine. Significantly, among the five guiding principles each leader shared, three stand out, having…

Steven Berger, FHFMA May 24, 2023

David Johnson: The orthopod’s dilemma — Caught between the PE rock and the venture capital hard place

The OrthoForum is the premier convening and advocacy organization for large, independent orthopedic physician groups. In March 2022, I gave a keynote address at The OrthoForum’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Attending the conference at the posh Grande Lakes Ritz-Carlton gave me a front-row seat to the economic forces reshaping orthopedic care delivery in the…

David W. Johnson May 24, 2023

Jill Geisler: Leaders need to master the art of strategic interruption

We know that clear, effective communication is an essential leadership skill. Your messages convey a vision for the team. They describe what success looks like. They rally the troops. They also can make or break someone’s day. That’s why it’s important to be thoughtful about your approach to communication ― like knowing when and how…

Jill Geisler May 11, 2023

Harris Affinity Decision Support can help healthcare leaders identify meaningful areas for improvement

Improve your healthcare organization by leveraging advanced cost, performance, reimbursement and profitability data to inform and drive critical financial, operational and clinical decision-making.

HFMA May 1, 2023
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