Accounting and Financial Reporting

What’s in Your Pricing Policy?

A recent survey reports that the majority of hospitals have formal or consistent methods for setting prices, but transparency is often missing.

HFMA May 11, 2017

Using Data Analytics to Transform Healthcare Management and Reduce Clinical Variation

Hospitals and health systems have entered a new era in which data analytics will play an increasingly vital role in identifying opportunities for improved performance.

Laurie Jaccard May 2, 2017

Healthcare Cost Containment: December 2016

Subscribers can access the December 2016 issue of Healthcare Cost Containment.

HFMA April 6, 2017

Employee Wages and Rising Drug Equipment Prices Present Cost Challenges

Wages and benefits account for almost 60 percent of inpatient hospital costs, reflecting the importance of people in the care process.

Infographic April 6, 2017

Cleveland Clinic Saves $22M in Pharmacy Costs by Developing Dashboard Tool

Cleveland Clinic’s 2016 prescription drug savings resulted from smarter pharmacy sourcing, thanks in part to new technology developed in-house and greater visibility into drug price changes.

Laura Ramos Hegwer April 6, 2017

Incremental Healthcare Reform: A Focus on Cost

Olakunle Olaniyan discusses the opportunity to lower the cost of care and help people stay insured. 

Olakunle Olaniyan April 3, 2017

Readmission Rates: Not a Sound Quality Reporting Indicator

Rose Rohloff describes how healthcare organizations must track the right data to determine whether reduced readmissions truly mean an increase in quality.

Rose M. Rohloff March 24, 2017

Measuring and Managing Patient Profitability

Activity-based costing helps providers achieve profitability by enabling them to trace the consumption of resource expense through activities performed to deliver healthcare services to patients.

Gary Cokins March 21, 2017

Assessing the Impact of Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion reduced the amount of hospital charity care in participating states, while charity care remained almost unchanged in non-participating states during the same time period.

David Koepke February 28, 2017

RWJBarnabas Health Transforms Its Equipment Replacement and Service Strategy

New processes, coupled with decision-support software, have helped New Jersey’s largest health system save on equipment service and better plan for equipment replacement.

Laura Ramos Hegwer February 14, 2017
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