Costing and Managerial Accounting

Hospital groups raise red flags about spending offsets in bipartisan infrastructure bill

The bill would be paid for in part by extending the duration of the 2% reduction in Medicare payments and by tapping into the Provider Relief Fund.

Nick Hut June 29, 2021

HHS extends Provider Relief Fund use and reporting as healthcare providers continue to navigate COVID-19 impacts

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced updates to the Provider Relief Fund, including staggering provider deadlines to spend funds.

Shawn Stack June 15, 2021

NFP hospital profitability plummeted in 2020 despite expense mitigation strategies, Moody’s reports

Profits were down in the not-for-profit and public healthcare sector in FY20, but management strategies helped to increase liquidity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nick Hut March 30, 2021

A dream becomes a reality

HFMA was launched in 1946 as the American Association of Hospital Accountants, and the first issue of what was to become hfm magazine came a year later.

Eric C. Reese, PhD February 22, 2021

HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference June 24 and June 26 kicks off six days of virtual education for healthcare finance professionals

Healthcare finance professionals can learn how to weather the COVID-19 storm, leverage the silver linings and look toward a sustainable future during HFMA's multidate virtual event, which kicks off June 24 and June 26.

Deborah Filipek January 22, 2021

HHS postpones deadline for hospitals to comply with Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements

With new legislation having modified the rules governing the reporting of Provider Relief Fund payments, HHS has indefinitely postponed the Feb. 15 reporting deadline.

Nick Hut January 20, 2021

Revamping patient engagement and collections — digitally

Four companies presented 10-minute case studies at the HFMA Digital Annual Conference. Leaders from these organizations share the solutions of the case studies, which drive improved solutions in healthcare revenue cycle.

HFMA November 30, 2020

Updated reporting requirements for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: What providers need to know

New HHS guidance on reporting obligations for CARES Act Provider Relief Fund recipients could prove troublesome for providers that are caught off guard by the changes.

Matthew R. Hutt, CPA, CGMA October 23, 2020

Latest HHS provider relief fund FAQs offer insight into what’s permissible under the Sept. 19 reporting requirements

HFMA's Chad Mulvany says due to HHS's whipsaw approach to the provider relief fund FAQs and guidance, any clarity to be derived from the Phase 3 application instructions and FAQs needs to be considered with a measure of caution.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA October 22, 2020

Federal assistance rule changes draw increasing hospital concern

Rural and safety net hospitals are worried they may have to repay large amounts of federal coronavirus assistance under recently revised guidance.

Rich Daly October 5, 2020
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