Ensuring an Effective Approach to Budgeting
Having strict budget variance review processes facilitates meaningful conversations throughout the year and reduces the likelihood that spending will rise above budget targets.
Ask the Experts: Physician Office Staffing
At what size should a medical practice consider hiring a controller and what is the current salary for such a position?
Ask the Experts: EHR Software
Is it acceptable practice to retire fully depreciated EHR software or any percentage given that numerous upgrades have occurred?
HFMA’s P&P Board Comments on GASB’s Proposed Statement on Leases
HFMA has a long-standing recommendation to GASB to avoid differences between private-sector and public-sector standards that cannot be justified by fundamental differences between the two sectors.
Ask the Experts: Hospital Financial Statistics
What is the average amount of time to be used to calculate accounts receivable (A/R) days and days cash-on-hand?
Requests for Health Information on the Rise
Healthcare reform, value-based payment, and increasing audit scrutiny make it increasingly important that hospitals improve their data sharing capabilities.
Using Audits to Improve Compliance, Cut Future Audit Risk
Several steps can help hospitals and health systems leverage audits and their results to increase compliance and reduce financial risks from future audits.
Ask the Experts: 340B Status
What tips or strategies can you offer related to managing our SSI ratio as it relates to maintaining our 340B drug assistance status?
How Minnesota Safety Net Providers Found Success in a Medicaid Alternative Payment Model
A combination of preparation; using data to stratify patients by risk category; and integrating primary care, behavioral health, and social services is helping Minnesota safety net providers succeed in a Medicaid accountable care initiative.
Finding Success in the Physician Feedback Program/Value-Based Modifier
By taking certain steps, physician practices can make the most of CMS’s quality outcome feedback and payment program.