Finance and Business Strategy

Strategic Financial Planning: Spring 2017

Subscribers can access the Spring 2017 issue of Strategic Financial Planning.

HFMA February 15, 2017

Don’t Triage Transformation

Charleston Area Medical Center Health System and Texas Health Resources are two of the most process-literate health systems in the country today, having dramatically redesigned their leadership and operations to prepare for value and improved performance over several years.

Kate Goonan February 14, 2017

2017 CFO Outlook Performance Management Trends and Priorities

To succeed in today’s changing healthcare environment, finance teams must be able to quickly and accurately distill complex data and translate it into meaningful insights for stakeholders.

HFMA February 14, 2017

Managing the Ethical Aspects of MACRA

Value is the key driver and organizing principle of MACRA and MIPS. Therefore, it is critical to define value from the view of different healthcare stakeholders.

William Marty Martin February 14, 2017

Act Offers Funding for Research Mental Health Care

Recent legislation allows for additional funding of medical detox or substance abuse treatment centers and allows for Medicaid coverage for mental health treatment.

HFMA February 14, 2017

Identifying the Gap Between Hospital and Free-Standing Prices

One-third of healthcare finance leaders have created separate pricing for certain outpatient procedures versus inpatient procedures to mitigate volume migration from hospitals. Their greatest concerns are how low the pricing should go and how will this pricing impact the bottom line.

Jamie Cleverley February 14, 2017

RWJBarnabas Health Transforms Its Equipment Replacement and Service Strategy

New processes, coupled with decision-support software, have helped New Jersey’s largest health system save on equipment service and better plan for equipment replacement.

Laura Ramos Hegwer February 14, 2017

How a Ride-Sharing Program Drives Better Patient Experiences

CareMore’s Scott Rinefort describes a ride-sharing partnership that has boosted patient satisfaction with the organization’s nonemergency medical transportation services.

Scott Rinefort February 9, 2017

Three Rivers Health Uses Analytics to Accomplish Financial Turnaround

A rural Michigan hospital regained its financial footing after integrating disparate financial systems into one platform and leveraging new analytics tools to lead process improvement efforts.

Kelley Smith, RN, MPH February 6, 2017

Medxcel Facilities Management: Working Smarter to Make Organizations Safer

Michael Argir, CEO and president of Medxcel Facilities Management, discusses the value and benefits of insourcing facilities-management services. 

HFMA February 2, 2017
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