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Erica Coletti: Why community partnerships are so critical for promoting health

It is well known that healthcare provider organizations alone cannot solve all the problems facing the U.S. healthcare system, given that many of those problems – including health inequity, food insecurity and senior isolation – reflect larger societal issues. The solutions, therefore, will depend on forming partnerships that connect providers with the wide range of…

Eric C. Reese, PhD January 24, 2023

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HFMA June 16, 2022

Ask the Experts: Behavioral Health Billing

We want to offer an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that provides group psychotherapy to patients who require a higher intensity of treatment than our outpatient setting provides. We need a thorough understanding of the billing process for the state of

HFMA February 20, 2019

Ask the Experts: MRI Billing

Are there opportunities to bill for a freestanding MRI/CT center using a UB04 instead of 1500?

HFMA January 17, 2019

Ask the Experts: Financing Construction Projects

For big construction projects—around $50 million—should we consider a fixed rate bond issue? Or is a bank loan a better option?

HFMA January 16, 2019

Ask the Experts: Data for Health Plan Negotiations

What data do I need to arm myself with when going to the negotiation table with health plans?

HFMA November 26, 2018

Ask the Experts: Financial Assistance Policies

I need help interpreting the patient refund rule mentioned in the IRS rule 501(r)(4) for financial assistance policies. 

HFMA November 19, 2018

Ask the Experts: Up-Front Reserves

What is the industrywide uncollectable percentage for accounts receivable that hospitals can set aside as up-front reserves?

HFMA November 7, 2018

Ask the Experts: Charity Care and Free Services

Is a free service provided on the basis of presumptive eligibility allowable for charity on the S-10 worksheet?

HFMA October 18, 2018

Ask the Experts: Reagent Agreements

How do you record reagent agreements for which the vendor locks in the price on various reagents if the hospital commits to a minimum purchase quantity each year?

HFMA October 18, 2018
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