Strategic Planning

Healthcare News of Note: Department of Justice files formal challenge to UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Change Healthcare

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Hospitals react positively to news that the U.S. DoJ will challenge a proposed merger between UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare, $265 billion of care services could shift from traditional settings to the home by 2025, and a study says the level of community benefit provided by nonprofit hospitals is poorly aligned with the tax subsidy they receive.

Deborah Filipek February 25, 2022

Latest healthcare spending data paint a complicated picture of industry challenges and opportunities

Healthcare spending patterns during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic reflect an industry trying to get its bearings amid a public health emergency and daunting long-term trends.

Nick Hut January 31, 2022

Healthcare M&A update: A quiet 2021 could give way to strategic shifts in 2022

The year 2021 was one of the least busy on record for healthcare mergers and acquisitions, but volume should pick up in 2022.

Nick Hut January 24, 2022

4 essential tactics for sustaining an independent community hospital

Independent community hospital face threats to their survival, and they need to take deliberate action to address those threats in order to continue to deliver essential care cost effectively to their communities. Leading community hospitals that are committed to remaining independent share the tactics they have adopted to ensure their independence is sustainable

John Budd, MBA January 22, 2022

Home-based care is ripe for innovation and implementation post COVID-19

Despite the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic created for hospitals, it also created an opportunity for many important lessons learned on how care can be delivered more efficiently and cost effectively in patients’ homes.

Bonnie B. Blanchfield, CPA, ScD December 22, 2021

Ready for the moment: After her historic appointment as HFMA Chair, Tammie Jackson is eager to get to work on key healthcare issues

As the healthcare industry and the world at large increasingly focus on issues of social justice, Tammie Jackson on June 1 becomes the first Black person to serve as Chair in HFMA’s 75-year history.

Nick Hut December 13, 2021

Annual Conference Day 3: Former VA Secretary David Shulkin explains what the healthcare industry can learn from a government agency

At HFMA’s Annual Conference, David Shulkin, former secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, explained why some of the VA’s strategies would serve the healthcare industry well if implemented in the private sector.

Nick Hut November 15, 2021

HFMA Chair Tammie Jackson: Finance professionals can help the healthcare industry chart a better, more equitable future

The pivot point marked by the COVID-19 pandemic is a chance for healthcare leaders to guide the industry in a direction that better serves all demographics, said HFMA National Chair Tammie Jackson.

Nick Hut November 10, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: The negative impact of work on health and well-being is the No. 1 reason nurses gave for why they are planning to leave their job

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Negative impacts of work spur nurses’ plans to leave their jobs, annual healthcare spending is higher than ever for insured individuals, and climate change is having a negative effect on human health.

Deborah Filipek October 28, 2021

With substantial Medicare payment cuts pending, medical groups call for Congress to act

Payment cuts scheduled for 2022 would amount to a 9.75% reduction in Medicare revenue for medical groups, which are calling on Congress to pass legislation to stop the cuts.

Nick Hut October 14, 2021
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