Tag: Trends

How healthcare providers can break down barriers to effective data governance

Promoting improved data governance in the hospital and health system sector has become a just cause of sorts for Randy Albert, who serves as vice president of finance – operations and analytics at Maine-based Northern Light Health and is a member of HFMA’s Northern New England Chapter. “This is a topic that I’m incredibly passionate…

Nick Hut January 27, 2023

Labor costs and other concerns dampen the outlook for not-for-profit hospitals this year

Insights from a leading credit-rating agency illustrate the scope of the financial challenges facing not-for-profit hospitals in 2023.

Nick Hut January 10, 2023

The hospital labor picture could be improving, but a full financial recovery isn’t imminent

The financial and operational stress that has hampered hospitals may be easing in some ways, but probably not enough to qualify as a holiday gift for a beleaguered industry. Recent reports from credit-rating agencies have presented a mixed outlook. For example, Fitch Ratings released an analysis in December showing “incremental signs of improvement” in the staffing situation…

Nick Hut December 15, 2022

10 Steps Toward Health Equity

The push to achieve equity in health and healthcare is daunting. It’s a multifaceted societal quest in which the goal is to fix disparities that have been entrenched throughout U.S. history. HFMA’s 2022 Thought Leadership Retreat brought together stakeholders from across healthcare Sept. 15-16 in Washington, D.C., to advance the dialogue in this effort. Although…

Nick Hut November 16, 2022

Reeling hospital industry shouldn’t anticipate a turnaround anytime soon

Amid persistent financial and operational turbulence for hospitals, it appears unrealistic to expect significant improvement in the near future.

Nick Hut November 1, 2022


HFMA June 16, 2022

340B Ruling: Good News for Some, Maybe

340B-eligible facilities are unsure of the fate of the 340B discount drug program as they await a U.S. District Court ruling on remedies that could further alter payments.

J. Stuart Showalter February 20, 2019

OIG’s Video Highlights a Busy Year

A recent OIG video highlighting various reports offers helpful reminders for finance personnel, compliance officers, legal counsel, and others who assist in ensuring that their healthcare organizations abide by all legal requirements.

J. Stuart Showalter February 20, 2019

Repeal of the Individual Mandate Means More Uncompensated Care

The individual mandate has driven an increase in the number of insured patients, and without it, hospitals are likely to face more uninsured patients and more patients with high co-pays and deductibles.

Ed Avis February 14, 2019

The 4 Qualities of ‘Next-Level’ Healthcare CFOs

The impact of “next-level” CFOs is felt and seen throughout organizations. For example, by mentoring and coaching to build financial literacy across teams and organizations, these CFOs are seen as proactive and selfless servant leaders who are improving their organizations.

John McFarland February 14, 2019
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