Partnerships and Value

Building skilled nursing relationships to improve hospital length of stay

The timely discharge of patients to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) remains a significant concern for health system leaders. There have been some signs of improvement: Just over 40% of respondents to Kaufman Hall’s 2023 State of Healthcare Performance Improvement survey indicated that inpatient average length of stay (ALOS) had decreased over the past year. But…

Dawn Samaris, MBA February 23, 2024

Elevate Your RCM Strategy: Key Questions Every Leader Must Ask

Dive into the critical questions every RCM leader should ask about their claims and clearinghouse vendor.

HFMA November 7, 2023

How a payer-provider collaboration around quality reporting can reduce costs and improve outcomes

Too often today, relations between provider and payer organizations can become contentious around issues related to payment and quality of care. Yet such conflict does not serve patients well, because it deflects these organizations’ attention from their underlying shared purpose: To work together to deliver well-coordinated, cost-effective healthcare to patients. With this purpose in mind,…

Brian Wheeler October 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

Children’s hospitals swim against the tide to improve the health of their patients and communities

As the nation’s pediatric hospitals strive to keep kids healthy, they face obstacles that reflect the difficulty of enacting structural changes in care delivery. Even pediatric hospitals that are eager to engage in value-based payment (VBP) models can have a hard time establishing the type of network that allows them to affect the holistic health…

Nick Hut August 22, 2023

HFMA, Selat/Nawa and KSA Ministry of Health collaborate on one-day educational event in Riyadh

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is offering a new international educational opportunity with a one-day healthcare finance event, at the Global Health Exhibition in Riyadh on Oct. 31. Selat, a Riyadh-based revenue cycle management consulting firm and its training arm Nawa, is the exclusive sponsor of the event and will also provide instruction during…

Betty Hintch, CHFP August 18, 2023

How to staff smarter and reduce reliance on expensive travel contracts

To bridge the healthcare staffing gap and tackle workforce issues such as burnout, spikes in labor costs, and rising retirements among nurses, hospitals and healthcare facilities need a technology-driven approach that empowers staffing managers with the control needed to address fluctuating patient volume without understaffing or overspending on labor. This How-To guide highlights the challenges,…

HFMA August 3, 2023

HFMA and Hospitals magazine collaborate to bring global healthcare community closer

By Olivia Tader HFMA and Hospitals magazine are working together to promote hospital and health system news around the globe. HFMA and Hospitals magazine, a Middle East healthcare magazine, have entered an agreement that allows both organizations to share more widely their content and expertise in hospital management and healthcare finance. “Hospitals magazine is honored…

Olivia Tader June 22, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: CVS finalizes purchases of Signify Health, Oak Street Health, moving into home healthcare and primary care

CVS Health has completed the acquisitions of Signify Health and Oak Street Health, expanding its efforts to implement a value-based payment ecosystem focused on holistic care. Chatbot responses to patient’s questions were preferred over physician responses, earning higher rankings from evaluators for both quality and empathy, according to a recent study. Increasing rates of depression,…

Deborah Filipek May 8, 2023

Healthcare disruptor Glen Tullman says providers need more of a consumer-centric approach

One of the country’s most prominent healthcare entrepreneurs has a warning for legacy healthcare stakeholders. “Many of you in the audience are leading major health systems, and you’re the hub for healthcare today,” Glen Tullman said during a presentation at the HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition, which took place the week of April 17…

Nick Hut April 25, 2023
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