Finance and Business Strategy

Healthcare labor union activity gains steam: The consequences for hospitals and health systems

Note: The lead section of this article was updated Oct. 16 with news of a tentative agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the unions. When around 75,000 staff at Kaiser Permanente went on strike for three days starting Oct. 4, they represented more than just the largest-ever labor stoppage in the healthcare industry. They also exemplified…

Nick Hut October 10, 2023

Insights on population health management challenges through the eyes of C-suite leaders

Population health management is at a crossroads, and one key to ensuring its viability is to bolster stakeholder trust in the potential of value-based payment (VBP) models. That was a key takeaway from healthcare executives who took part in a September panel discussion at the 23rd annual Population Health Colloquium, hosted by the Jefferson College…

Nick Hut October 5, 2023

Is This the Age of the Payvider?

By now, most health systems are familiar with the term payvider, and many are weighing the pros and cons of initiating their own payvider solution. The critical tipping point to act may well be here today, as health systems feel increased pressure to make greater financial and strategic impact for their organizations even as conditions…

HFMA October 2, 2023

It starts with mental health: How caring for transgender youth makes for healthier adults

Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, executive director for the National Center for Transgender Equality, returns to the podcast to discuss the misconceptions around transition-related care for young people.

Erika Grotto October 2, 2023

Susan Dentzer: Is consolidation in healthcare the work of modern-day robber barons — or the result of overdue reengineering?

The most successful industrialists of America’s Gilded Age were often skewered by contemporary critics as being robber barons. A new generation of naysayers wants to recycle the old rhetoric, this time targeting organizations focused on healthcare: The critics’ clear message: Big money is helping healthcare get bigger, and it’s a bad deal all around. Many…

Susan Dentzer, MS October 2, 2023

News Briefs: Reports quantify how cost increases will affect the healthcare industry in 2024 

The cost to treat patients will accelerate in the upcoming year, according to newly published projections.  PwC’s Health Research Institute reported that the cost of providing care will increase by 7%, up from a 6% increase this year and 5.5% in 2022. A 7% increase would tie 2021 for the highest annual change in the…

Nick Hut September 30, 2023

Risky business: What every CFO should know before taking on risk

As a health system leader, how can you ensure your organization is making the right moves to take on risk in an evolving landscape for payment? Check out a handful of key capabilities to focus on in this article.

HFMA September 29, 2023

PFC USA’s partnership approach ensures healthcare clients tackle regulatory and patient satisfaction issues

Review some tips from a company with 6.5 years of hands-on experience in helping its healthcare clients handle concerns in healthcare such as workforce shortages and a volatile regulatory environment.

HFMA September 29, 2023

New approaches to nonclinical workforce management

Five healthcare leaders in revenue cycle management and patient access share their approach to workforce management in a remote and/or hybrid model and lessons learned along the way.

HFMA September 29, 2023

AMN Healthcare: Providing physician workforce solutions to increase staffing efficiencies and improve the patient experience

This profile highlights how one business oversees more than 3,000 physician recruiting assignments annually and provides details on other resources offered such as the NCQA-Certified Credentials Verification.

HFMA September 29, 2023
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