Finance and Business Strategy

Geisinger’s Money Back Guarantee Targets Patient Experience

By offering a money-back guarantee for service, Geisinger Health System hopes to learn how to achieve 100 percent patient satisfaction.

Karen Wagner January 6, 2016

Ask the Expert: Business Metrics

What metrics should hospitals use for business planning?

HFMA January 6, 2016

Ask the Experts: Preparing for the Annual Bond-Rating Review

Our bonds are rated by two of the three major rating agencies, and our annual reviews are coming up. What can we do to prepare, and should we do anything different this year?

HFMA November 10, 2015

Building a Sustainable Telehealth Program

To ensure their telehealth program is financially sustainable, healthcare organizations must establish appropriate objectives, be strategic about technology, understand the financial risk, and use suitable performance metrics.

Karen Wagner October 6, 2015

How Accurate Mortality Risk Measurement Improves Quality and Value

Keeping risk-adjusted mortality rates low is an essential step when pursuing risk-based payment arrangements, says Brett Senor, MD.

Kathleen B. Vega August 24, 2015

Ask the Expert: Benchmarks for CAH Lab FTEs

Are there benchmarks for critical access hospitals with respect to the number of FTEs in the Laboratory department based on volume of tests processed?

HFMA August 17, 2015

HFMA P&P Board Summary of Not for Profit Reporting Model Changes

HFMA’s Principles & Practices (P&P) Board developed this downloadable resource titled “Not for Profit (NFP) Reporting Model Changes Summary.”

HFMA August 6, 2015

M&A Basics: How to Avoid a Broken Deal

Hospital leaders involved in merger and acquisition discussions need to understand some fundamentals about these transactions to ensure a successful outcome.

Curtis Bernstein February 19, 2015

An Antitrust Primer

It may be helpful to remember certain basic principles of antitrust law when contemplating mergers and acquisitions.

J. Stuart Showalter February 19, 2015

A KPI Primer: 5 Steps for Creating Meaningful Revenue Cycle Metrics

Healthcare revenue cycle KPIs that have a defined purpose and are actionable can raise staff performance and improve processes.

Kathleen B. Vega February 18, 2015
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