Cost Effectiveness of Health

10 Keys to Restoring Trust in Healthcare

The issue of restoring consumer trust in the U.S. healthcare system encompasses a wide range of concerns. Factors in the perceived loss of trust include anxiety and confusion over costs, entrenched inequity, a glut of misinformation about vaccines and other treatments, and data and privacy breaches. To examine the problem and explore solutions, HFMA’s 16th…

Nick Hut December 7, 2023

The best of 2023 from HFMA’s editorial team

The HFMA editors share their favorite content from this year and provide a glimpse of what's to come in 2024.

Erika Grotto December 4, 2023

6 steps to prepare now for looming information-blocking requirements

The 21st Century Cures Act includes provisions aimed at identifying and stopping information-blocking practices that interfere with reasonable seamless sharing of electric health information. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) defines such a practice as one “likely to interfere with the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (EHI),…

Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS November 27, 2023

David Johnson: Efforts to revitalize healthcare on Chicago’s South Side underscore a critical national challenge

The United States continues to struggle with daunting inner-city health and healthcare problems borne out of innate social inequities. Effective solutions are few and far between. One initiative on Chicago’s South Side, launched just before the COVID-19 pandemic, encapsulates the potential and perils of system restructuring. In that distant January of 2020, four Chicago safety-net…

David W. Johnson November 22, 2023

Improving health outcomes while combating homelessness

Beth Sandor of Community Solutions discusses a pilot program in which health systems partnered with organizations in their communities fighting homelessness.

Erika Grotto November 20, 2023

Theresa Mouton:  CFOs need to be able to lead through chaos

As a 34-year healthcare finance veteran, Theresa Mouton, MBA, has seen her share of changes within the industry. Currently the Western Region CFO for Steward Health Care, Mouton oversees 17 hospitals across five states. In a career that has taken her from investor-owned health systems to not-for-profit hospitals and back again to the investor-owned side,…

Steven Berger, FHFMA October 30, 2023

Dennis Dahlen: Are states losing patience with the pace of healthcare value transformation?

The pace of state-based regulation and oversight of healthcare providers is accelerating — and it could be an indication that patience is growing thin with federal, payer and provider efforts to improve healthcare value.  Across the nation, we’re seeing a growing number of states adopt healthcare affordability boards. It’s a trend that started to pick…

Dennis E. Dahlen, FHFMA, MBA, CPA October 30, 2023

David Johnson: Right-sizing physician training? The case for surgical mechanics

American healthcare reputedly confronts a monumental physician shortage. A highly publicized 2021 report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) forecasts that shortage to be as high as 180,000 physicians by 2034.a That’s out of a total population of roughly one million physicians. A breathless commentary on the AAMC report by the American Medical Association…

David W. Johnson October 27, 2023

Using data analytics to address SDoH and contain costs

Finding a way to meaningfully address the adverse impacts of social determinants of health (SDoH) has long been a significant challenge for the nation’s hospitals and health systems. Now, leading healthcare organizations are finding new approaches to solving this problem through the innovative use of data and analytics, both internally and in collaboration with other…

Lisa A. Eramo, MA October 27, 2023

The employer strikes back: The hollowing of the commercial health insurance market and its impact on payers and providers 

Today, the commercial group health insurance market is hollowing out, primarily driven by affordability pressures that have been building for decades.  Employers, unions, associations and other entities provided health insurance to nearly 180 million Americans in 2022, or 55% of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, making commercial group health insurance a mainstay…

Joyjit Saha Choudhury October 27, 2023
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