Temple Health: Vendor-Neutral Managed Services Program Revolutionizes Staffing Operations & Cost Management
This case study focuses on how AMN Healthcare partnered with Temple University Health System to seek clarity on staffing and cost inconsistencies amid rising patient demand to build a more balanced workforce. Download the white paper to learn more details.
Hospitals reached steadier ground financially as they moved into 2024
Hospitals came into 2024 with some financial momentum, even as expenses continued to rise and pivotal decisions loomed. The year-to-date median hospital operating margin reached 2.3% in December, the high mark for 2023 and the 10th consecutive month in which margins were positive, according to monthly data from Syntellis Performance Solutions, part of Strata Decision…
10 keys to restoring trust in healthcare: a summary
Note: This article was adapted from a report on HFMA’s 2023 Fall Thought Leadership Retreat. The full report is available for downloading. 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, misinformation…
How healthcare finance organizations are working to become more resilient
Seven healthcare financial executives share their strategies for tackling the challenges of financial management in the current environment in this roundtable.
Most healthcare organizations will embrace two-sided value-based care models in 2024, but many do not have clearly defined protocols to assess new opportunities
Read this article for various lessons and questions to consider before entering a value-based care contract.
Employer-sponsored healthcare coverage would benefit from better access to data, Congress is told
Employers can stimulate efforts to improve the value of healthcare, but they need help in the form of better access to claims data and prices, according to testimony at a recent congressional hearing. With those tools in hand, employers can more easily forge provider partnerships that lower costs and raise healthcare quality, health benefit administrators…
The state of U.S. primary care: How new ways of thinking can spur meaningful improvement
As healthcare stakeholders consider ways to fortify the nation’s primary care system, industry leaders recommend emphasizing several strategies and components — and not waiting to act. “We’re close to midnight in many respects in thinking about how to urgently preserve and expand primary care in America,” Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of America’s Physician Groups…
The big picture for healthcare in 2024, with Andrew Donahue
HFMA Policy Director Andrew Donahue discusses what trends and policy decisions will affect the healthcare industry in this election year.
Healthcare News of Note: CDC urges healthcare providers to boost flu, COVID-19 and RSV vaccinations, and some hospitals require masking as respiratory illnesses spread
Over the past few weeks, I have found these recent industry news stories that should be of interest to healthcare finance professionals. 1. CDC urges providers to boost flu, COVID-19 and RSV immunizations; mask mandates return for some healthcare facilities “As the new year takes off, CDC continues to track the rise of JN.1…
Experts forecast a busy year for healthcare M&A even with changes to regulatory oversight
A more exacting system for regulatory reviews is a factor in the short-term outlook for healthcare mergers and acquisitions. New M&A guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) add a wrinkle to the process of consummating deals, especially in the short term as the parties adjust to the…