Finance and Business Strategy

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

How All Parties in Health Care Can Support Each Other

Health systems, health plans, physicians, and patients should all be willing to work together, rather than individually, to find ways to help bend the cost curve of the nation’s healthcare system.

Keith D. Moore, MCP May 23, 2017

Transforming Healthcare Analytics to Manage Costs

Healthcare providers must transform how they analyze and use data by applying today’s improved data analytics techniques if they are to meet the requirements of value-based care of improved quality and reduce costs.

Caroline M. Kolman May 23, 2017

Where Passion Meets Purpose: HFMA’s 2017-18 Chair Theme

Healthcare finance leaders are challenged to apply their knowledge and imaginations as stewards of their organizations to help transform health care to the benefit of patients and their families.

Carol A. Friesen, FHFMA, MPH May 23, 2017

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
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