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News Briefs: Healthcare industry disrupter CVS Health to shell out billions to buy Oak Street Health

A month after stating it hoped to gain a presence in primary care, CVS Health accomplished that goal with a massive deal that could fortify its efforts to advance value-based payment in healthcare. The proposed $10.6 billion acquisition of Oak Street Health, a provider of senior-focused primary care, adds to a portfolio of assets that…

Nick Hut February 28, 2023

Brent Feickert joins Jefferson County Health Center as CFO

Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) recently welcomed Brent Feickert, MBA, as its new CFO. In addition to providing fiscal leadership for Iowa’s oldest county hospital, Feickert will oversee several departments at JCHC, including the business office, main hospital registration, materials management and environmental services.  A current member of HFMA’s Iowa Chapter, Feickert has more than…

Crystal Milazzo February 27, 2023

Meet HFMA’s newest chapter: Empire New York 

Here’s an HFMA riddle for you: When does 63 – 4 = 60? The answer: When four local chapters consolidate to form a single chapter. And that’s what happened recently when four existing chapters — Central New York, Hudson Valley New York, Northeastern New York and Western New York — joined to form the Empire…

Crystal Milazzo February 27, 2023

Joe Fifer: Healthcare leaders require the courage to put consumers first

It takes courage to be among the first healthcare organizations to do something totally new. I had that in mind when I chose “courage in leadership” as my theme for my 2006-07 term as HFMA’s board chair. The need for courage is perhaps most readily apparent on the clinical side of healthcare because human lives…

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA February 27, 2023

How R1 RCM’s technology-driven solutions address health system challenges

Seeing challenges in labor shortages, shrinking margins and other complexities? Enter technology-driven solutions for revenue cycle management. Read the details in this peer review spotlight.

HFMA February 27, 2023

New ways of working spur updated training, automation

Learn how changes implemented during the pandemic are transforming multiple healthcare finance executives' workplaces and driving them to rethink how work gets done.

HFMA February 27, 2023

Aaron Crane: What’s cost effectiveness of health going to take?

We say we want to improve the cost effectiveness of health (CEoH). But what does that really mean? Let’s think about it for a moment. The most ambiguous word here is cost. Hearing it, most hospital- and provider-centric leaders would first think about the expenses incurred in their operations: Labor, supplies, utilities, purchased services, etc.…

Aaron R. Crane, FHFMA, MHA February 24, 2023

AI and the rise of human-machine collaboration in healthcare

Commentators, researchers and academics can’t stop finding applications for ChatGPT.a Two of its recent claims to fame include passing all three medical licensing exams and the final exam for a core MBA class at Wharton.b ChatGPT, short for Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, is a form of conversational artificial intelligence (AI). The concept is not new.…

David W. Johnson February 24, 2023

Jill Geisler: When leading a multi-generational team, avoid stereotypes

There are five generations in today’s workforce: Silent, boomers, Generation X, millennials and Generation Z. They can range in age from 18 to 80 ― and all just might be working for the same organization! The secret to managing across generations It’s simple: Avoid stereotyping people by their ages. That may fly in the face…

Jill Geisler February 15, 2023

TruBridge Complete Business O­ffice (CBO) solution brings financial stability to the revenue cycle

Is your healthcare organization looking for a way to reduce pressure, stress and time on administrative and financial management? Check out this company’s portfolio of solutions to stabilize revenue cycle operations and bring back time for your staff to care for patients.

HFMA January 30, 2023
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