Strategic Planning

How to Optimize Your Revenue Cycle through In-depth Assessment and Strategic Process Improvements

By adopting a comprehensive approach that includes regular assessment, process optimization, staff education and measurement, healthcare organizations can enhance efficiency, reduce costs and ultimately improve their financial health. Download this report to learn more.

HFMA February 20, 2024

Temple Health: Vendor-Neutral Managed Services Program Revolutionizes Staffing Operations & Cost Management

This case study focuses on how AMN Healthcare partnered with Temple University Health System to seek clarity on staffing and cost inconsistencies amid rising patient demand to build a more balanced workforce. Download the white paper to learn more details.

HFMA February 14, 2024

Hospitals reached steadier ground financially as they moved into 2024

Hospitals came into 2024 with some financial momentum, even as expenses continued to rise and pivotal decisions loomed. The year-to-date median hospital operating margin reached 2.3% in December, the high mark for 2023 and the 10th consecutive month in which margins were positive, according to monthly data from Syntellis Performance Solutions, part of Strata Decision…

Nick Hut February 12, 2024

The state of U.S. primary care: How new ways of thinking can spur meaningful improvement

As healthcare stakeholders consider ways to fortify the nation’s primary care system, industry leaders recommend emphasizing several strategies and components — and not waiting to act. “We’re close to midnight in many respects in thinking about how to urgently preserve and expand primary care in America,” Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of America’s Physician Groups…

Nick Hut January 16, 2024

Experts forecast a busy year for healthcare M&A even with changes to regulatory oversight

A more exacting system for regulatory reviews is a factor in the short-term outlook for healthcare mergers and acquisitions. New M&A guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) add a wrinkle to the process of consummating deals, especially in the short term as the parties adjust to the…

Nick Hut January 4, 2024

2024 outlook: Hospitals can expect a steadier year financially, but key questions loom

Although the past year brought more stability for the not-for-profit hospital sector, analysts foresee 2024 as a pivotal period in determining the viability of individual organizations. Fitch Ratings continues to describe the sector’s outlook as “Deteriorating.” In a year-end report, the credit-rating agency said downgrades of hospitals and health systems in 2023 had outpaced upgrades…

Nick Hut December 22, 2023

HFMA strategy session highlights challenges and opportunities for healthcare finance leaders: payer relations, supply costs, AI and more

The legacy healthcare provider’s position in the industry could grow tenuous if leaders don’t respond boldly and strategically to ongoing trends, according to insights recently presented to HFMA leaders. “We’re at a crossroads right now,” Ashraf Shehata, principal and U.S. national sector leader for healthcare and life sciences with KPMG, said in November during a…

Nick Hut December 19, 2023

Deploying EPM in the cloud: 6 steps that drive value

Cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) offers tremendous potential for health systems, but the ability to drive value depends on a thoughtful approach that puts as little pressure as possible on existing resources, both technological and human.

HFMA December 11, 2023

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

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
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