Enterprise Risk Management

Healthcare M&A: Are you prepared for the pitfalls?

Leaders of hospitals and health systems whose organizations are embarking on a merger or acquisition should be prepared to avoid the many potential pitfalls associated with such an strategic venture.

Eric C. Reese, PhD December 2, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: More Office for Civil Rights funding could boost HIPAA enforcement

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Cybercrime against healthcare organizations overwhelms the federal Office for Civil Rights, the cost of health inequities could reach $1 trillion, and primary care physicians need more hours in the day to provide recommended care.

Deborah Filipek September 2, 2022

Paul Keckley: Inflation’s impact on healthcare: 5 takeaways

For healthcare finance professionals, healthcare inflation requires intensified efforts to address five concerns: increased bad debt, increased operating costs, heightened public scrutiny of pricing policies and executive compensation, increased competition by privately funded competitors offering low-cost solutions and growth of “Occupy Healthcare” movements.

Paul H. Keckley, PhD April 26, 2022

5 ways the ERM playbook for health systems is due for a rewrite

Business risk for health systems has continued to evolve amid huge changes affecting the industry, including those driven by COVID-19. Health system leaders should respond by revisiting their approach to enterprise risk management (ERM) to focus on five areas of risk where their ability to deliver healthcare cost effectively could be compromised: Labor shortages, capital planning amid ongoing change, energy consumption, cyber security and price transparency.

David Burik March 29, 2022

Federal government, American Hospital Association issue warnings and guidance about cybersecurity threats stemming from the conflict in Ukraine

The potentially heightened risk stems from the possibility both of being targeted directly and being impacted by malware that spreads from other sectors.

Nick Hut March 2, 2022

Healthcare providers face a growing risk of violating debt covenants

COVID-19 has increased the financial strain on healthcare providers that puts them at risk of being noncompliant with lending covenants. They should be taking proactive steps now to avoid or mitigate the potentially severe adverse financial consequence of such an occurrence.

Steven Shill, CPA January 22, 2022

4 essential tactics for sustaining an independent community hospital

Independent community hospital face threats to their survival, and they need to take deliberate action to address those threats in order to continue to deliver essential care cost effectively to their communities. Leading community hospitals that are committed to remaining independent share the tactics they have adopted to ensure their independence is sustainable

John Budd, MBA January 22, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: The negative impact of work on health and well-being is the No. 1 reason nurses gave for why they are planning to leave their job

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Negative impacts of work spur nurses’ plans to leave their jobs, annual healthcare spending is higher than ever for insured individuals, and climate change is having a negative effect on human health.

Deborah Filipek October 28, 2021

News Briefs: CMS plans to reinstate policies pertaining to the inpatient-only and ASC covered-procedures lists

A roundup of the top news affecting healthcare finance professionals.

Nick Hut August 27, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: Brigham and Women’s home hospital program freed up 419 beds during early COVID-19 surge, study shows

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Hospital-at-home can be part of a pandemic playbook, most Americans believe nurses are underpaid, and healthcare is second to technology for DDoS attacks.

Deborah Filipek August 24, 2021
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