Finance and Business Strategy

Improve Patient Refunds With A Simplified B2C Payments Solution

Download this eBook to get insights into patient refunds and a solution to streamline the process for the provider while improving the patient financial experience.

HFMA March 20, 2024

The federal policy response to the Change Healthcare cyberattack

Note: This information is excerpted from HFMA’s running coverage of the cyberattack that disabled operations at Change Healthcare. On March 10, HHS and the Department of Labor sent a letter encouraging commercial payers to do their part to help financially strained providers nearly three weeks after the cyberattack on Change Healthcare. “Larger payers in particular…

Nick Hut March 14, 2024

Responses to a new RFI will help guide regulations addressing consolidation and private equity in healthcare

The Biden administration is ramping up its assessment of how to regulate consolidation and private equity (PE) acquisitions in healthcare, issuing a request for information (RFI) from stakeholders. There is a deadline of May 6 to submit comments on the RFI, which was distributed by HHS, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade…

Nick Hut March 13, 2024

The hidden risks of weight loss drugs

GLP-1 agonists, medications originally formulated to treat diabetes, have gained traction as prescription drugs for weight loss. On this episode, medical researcher and patient advocate Ragen Chastain discusses what healthcare providers should be sharing with their patients about the risks and efficacy of Wegovy and Zepbound.

Erika Grotto March 11, 2024

Navigating medical necessity denials: Strategies for successful resolution

Just as hospitals, health systems and physician practices are dealing with unprecedented financial and operational challenges, denied claims continue to rise — especially medical necessity denials. The impact on providers and patients is significant. Medical necessity is the term used to describe “healthcare services or supplies needed to diagnose or treat an illness, injury, condition,…

HFMA March 8, 2024

PMMC provides organizations with the tools and the knowledge to maximize their net revenue

Learn how PMMC's revenue cycle software and services improves the financial performance of healthcare providers to have more resources devoted to patient care.

HFMA February 29, 2024

How digital patient engagement solutions can help healthcare organizations improve their existing revenue cycle

This roundtable features various healthcare professionals who breakdown what digital patient engagement solutions are being implemented and how this not only empowers patients, but also helps organizations looking to improve their existing revenue cycle.

HFMA February 29, 2024

Dennis Dahlen: It’s time to deepen trust in the patient financial experience 

“Healthcare is a journey. It’s not a single episode of care. Especially in cardiology, where the relationships we develop with patients are lifelong, we want to make sure they trust not just their doctor, but the entire organization.”  So believes one of the standout speakers from HFMA’s 2024 Revenue Cycle Conference in San Diego: Larami…

Dennis E. Dahlen, FHFMA, MBA, CPA February 29, 2024

While increasing revenue is a top goal for 2024, improving the patient experience is a close second — specially for large health systems: HFMA poll

In a recently conducted survey, 70% of 92 respondents said increasing revenue is a top priority in 2024 followed by improving the patient experience (60%) and reducing costs (55%). Review other key findings in this research report.

HFMA February 29, 2024

Integrated delivery: A 45-year case study of one IDN’s successful evolution

Over the past 50 years, the integrated delivery network (IDN) model has evolved to become widely accepted among health system leaders as an effective means for controlling costs, improving quality through better coordinated care and achieving financial returns.a Yet an important question confronts any healthcare organization that wants to pursue an IDN strategy today: What…

Jeffry A. Peters February 29, 2024
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