Finance and Business Strategy

Primary Care Provider Taps Grants To Fight Childhood Obesity

Through partnerships with local restaurants, community partners, schools and grocery stores, AltaMed Health Services estimates it has reached nearly 200,000 community members with healthier food options that stem diabetes and childhood obesity rates.

Ed Avis May 11, 2017

What’s in Your Pricing Policy?

A recent survey reports that the majority of hospitals have formal or consistent methods for setting prices, but transparency is often missing.

HFMA May 11, 2017

Improving Healthcare Quality: Four Proven Health Plan Strategies That Providers Should Adopt

Emad Rizk outlines lessons healthcare providers can learn from health plans’ approach to value.

Emad Rizk May 10, 2017

Food for Health: Taking Care of Our Patients’ Most Basic Needs

ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra describes a program that addresses food insecurity in the community by safely repackaging leftover food from a local casino and distributing it to those in need.

Randy Oostra May 9, 2017

New Traditions of Efficiency in Emergency Medicine

Kenneth J. Heinrich discusses how efficient handling of emergency department patients can maximize revenue and increase patient satisfaction.

Kenneth J. Heinrich May 9, 2017

Auditing for Stark Law Compliance

Compliance with the Stark Law requires involving legal, compliance, and other expertise on the front end of the process rather than auditing for problems later.

J. Stuart Showalter May 8, 2017

Population Health Management’s Revenue Cycle Impact

Access to applicable data can help physicians overcome financial and clinical challenges.

Sanjay Seth May 5, 2017

Video: What Provider Organizations Need to Start Successful Health Plans

Paul Keckley, managing editor of The Keckley Report, explores what provider organizations need to start successful health plans.

HFMA May 2, 2017

Using Data Analytics to Transform Healthcare Management and Reduce Clinical Variation

Hospitals and health systems have entered a new era in which data analytics will play an increasingly vital role in identifying opportunities for improved performance.

Laurie Jaccard May 2, 2017

Preventing Readmissions: A Primary Care Strategy

To engage primary care physicians in efforts to reduce readmissions, a hospital should effectively communicate with them, support their educational needs, and seek their input regarding post-acute care provider options. 

Clive Fields, MD May 2, 2017
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