Finance and Business Strategy

Lean Construction Processes Maximize Value

Three recent projects, each in a different geographic location, stand out as strong examples of how implementing a collaborative approach and some fundamental Lean principles helped lay the groundwork for success.

Andrew Quirk April 25, 2017

Developing a Mobile Revenue Cycle

Jeff Wood presents payment ideas for appealing to the tech-savvy patient. 

Jeff Wood April 24, 2017

How Consolidation Is Reshaping Health Care

The shift from volume to value based care, exploration of ways to manage population health, and the increasing influence of consumerism have challenged healthcare stakeholders to improve care delivery by reducing clinical variation while increasing access to capital. As

Elizabeth Barker April 20, 2017

Making It OK: Insurer Helps Take the Stigma out of Mental Illness

Donna Zimmerman of HealthPartners discusses the health system’s campaign to take the stigma out of mental illness through empowerment and awareness.

Donna Zimmerman April 17, 2017

Ask the Experts: Loan Refinancing

We have an opportunity to refinance a tax-exempt loan with a new lender on better terms. Our current lender says that there will be a big penalty to pay if we switch to another lender. What do you recommend as next steps?

HFMA April 7, 2017

Using Dashboards to Drive Better Performance

The decision support team at Baptist Health implemented a new tool that provides dashboards to monitor service line performance, profitability, and utilization.

Laura Ramos Hegwer April 7, 2017

Finding Common Ground on Physician Documentation

Revenue cycle teams looking to improve physician compliance with documentation requirements should identify how better documentation supports physician priorities. 

Lola Butcher April 6, 2017

Revenue Cycle Department Gives Beyond Its Patient Access Services

MetroHealth’s revenue cycle staff work together to assist the local community with basic needs as well as healthcare access and financing.

Bragging Rights April 6, 2017

Working with Physicians to Improve Documentation

Getting high-quality documentation requires understanding physicians’ priorities, their thinking styles, and the time pressures they work under. Demonstrating how documentation can improve patient care is key to motivating physicians.

Lola Butcher April 6, 2017

Employee Wages and Rising Drug Equipment Prices Present Cost Challenges

Wages and benefits account for almost 60 percent of inpatient hospital costs, reflecting the importance of people in the care process.

Infographic April 6, 2017
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