Finance and Business Strategy

Tackling the Challenge of Stranded Assets in the Acute Care Hospital Sector

The healthcare industry’s increasing focus on value versus volume has caused a shift of care from inpatient to outpatient settings, leaving many hospitals with stranded strategic fixed assets.

Ejaz Elahi June 2, 2017

Availability of Dental Insurance Can Reduce Hospital Costs

Average patient hospital costs rose by 20 percent for Medicaid patients after their dental coverage was trimmed to cover only emergency care. 

Infographic June 1, 2017

Video: Consciously Lowering the Cost of Care

Gordon T. Edwards, CFO for Marshfield Clinic Health System, discusses the high cost of hospital care and how Marshfield treats patients outside the hospital care setting at a lower cost.

HFMA May 30, 2017

Sustaining Financial Performance When Onboarding an Integrated Health Information System

When organizations implement or re-implement health information systems (HIS) that integrate clinical and financial functions, they can experience significant financial disruptions. In this roundtable, several hospital leaders offer strategies for sustaining financial performance amid an evolving information technology environment.

HFMA May 30, 2017

Grant Thornton: Providing Robust Due Diligence to Facilitate Successful Health System Mergers and Acquisitions

Scott Davis and Stephen Thome of Grant Thornton LLP Health Care Advisory Services discuss the importance of comprehensive due diligence and offer strategies for ensuring a process that supports smooth mergers and acquisitions.

HFMA May 30, 2017

Bundled Payments for Hospitals: Lessons in Collaboration

Donald E. Fry, MD, examines the benefits of bundled payment programs.

Donald E. Fry May 25, 2017

Called to Authentic Stewardship

Carol A. Friesen, FHFMA, 2017-18 Chair of HFMA, speaks of the need for finance leaders to be committed stewards in their organizations, intent on making a positive contribution to the transformation of the nation’s healthcare system.

HFMA May 23, 2017

Fishing Lessons

Providers may object when value-based savings accrue to health plans. Although those objections have merit, other factors should be considered when formulating strategy.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA May 23, 2017

Turn of the Worm

Employers are proactively implementing strategies to control increasing healthcare costs.

James H. Landman May 23, 2017

Can We Get a National Action Plan for Patient Safety?

Bipartisan collaboration among the nation’s political leaders is required to develop an action plan for ensuring patients receive safe, high-quality care within the U.S. healthcare system.

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS May 23, 2017
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