Board Governance

Healthcare News of Note: Most board members of the nation’s top hospitals work in finance or business

Less than 15% of board members at a sampling of the nation’s top hospitals are health professionals, while 56% work in finance or business. Since 2014, the number of medically disenfranchised people in the U.S. nearly doubled from 56 million to over 100 million, causing stress for providers and lower rates of immunization and rising…

Deborah Filipek March 17, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: UnitedHealth Group can proceed with Change Healthcare purchase after a favorable decision in an antitrust case

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: UnitedHealth Group cleared to acquire Change Healthcare, standard patient satisfaction surveys need to address DEI issues, and homebound older adults contribute to higher levels of Medicare spending.

Deborah Filipek September 26, 2022

What revenue cycle strategies enhance the patient experience

In a roundtable discussion, revenue cycle leaders chat about strategies they developed to enhance the patient experience while navigating the payment process.

HFMA August 31, 2022

Navigating the changes to revenue and billing practices in the No Surprises Act

In this roundtable, revenue cycle leaders discuss the anticipated challenges and strategies for approaching these challenges arising from the No Surprises Act, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

HFMA August 31, 2022

More not-for-profit health systems opt to pay board members

The goal is to lure and keep qualified board members, who are becoming harder to find.

Lola Butcher May 31, 2022

Aligning Executive Compensation to Strategic Priorities

As hospital boards and executives embark on transformational strategies like clinical integration and population health management, finance leaders are key in helping to set performance targets that are appropriate relative to industry-wide statistics as well as past performance.

David Bjork February 21, 2019

Ask the Experts: Defined Contribution Plan Policies

I am looking for a sample policy on current defined contribution plans based on ERISA and Department of Labor requirements.

HFMA August 15, 2018

Survey Underscores Growing Importance of Compliance and Ethics Training

In general, compliance professionals are not satisfied with the level of training provided to their boards. A lack of effective training could open organizations up to lawsuits and litigation.

J. Stuart Showalter November 15, 2017

How Hospital CFOs Can Work More Effectively With Their Boards of Directors

CFOs can take five steps to encourage strong board relations and governance.

Darcy Lewis April 4, 2016
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