Finance and Business Strategy

How to mix business and pleasure, Texas-style.

Robert Barbier pulled off more than a hat trick when his latest business venture was able to combine his love of family, football, new friends, and his beloved alma mater.

HFMA May 23, 2017

APCs: An Important Primary Care Resource for Value-Based Care

Health systems should look to advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as qualified providers who can fill the gaps in primary care resulting from a declining supply of primary care physicians.

David Fairchild, MD, MPH May 23, 2017

Hallmark Steering Committee Principles

One health system established clear rules of engagement and responsibilities for its steering committee charged with overseeing a performance improvement effort.

HFMA May 23, 2017

Patient Friendly Communications E-Bulletin: May 2017

In the May 2017 issue of Patient Friendly Communications you'll read a case study about  award-winning patient friendly communication and best practices for securing patient data.

HFMA May 19, 2017

Using Human-Centered Design for Patient Statements

A design team used "human-centered design" to create an award-winning patient statement supported by online documentation.

Lola Butcher May 19, 2017

The Challenge of Scale

The healthcare industry has reached the point at which one of its most pressing needs is to assess which innovative models are working and then scale them up, writes HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA May 18, 2017

Gauging the Financial Impact of MIPS

The financial impacts of MIPS scores can amount to millions of dollars per organization and will significantly grow over the next several years.

Tom S. Lee May 16, 2017

Sidebar: Screening for Food Insecurity

The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages pediatricians to use a validated two-question screening tool to identify patients who may need help getting food.

HFMA May 16, 2017

Providers Focus on Food Insecurity

Recognizing that food insecurity has a direct impact on health, provider organizations are launching initiatives to address hunger in their communities. When Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC), a federally qualified health center in rural Kentucky, started sending

Lola Butcher May 16, 2017

Diverse M&A Activity Showcases New Partnership Rationale

Healthcare organizations are merging or partnering for different reasons than they did in the past, highlighting the move toward value-based care and population health management.

Anu R. Singh May 15, 2017
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