Laurie Beyer: Routine rounding helps yield financial improvements

If you want to reach Laurie R. Beyer, MBA, CPA, executive vice president and CFO at GBMC HealthCare in Maryland, avoid any time between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. No matter what time of year it is, she will be unavailable to take your call during those times because she will be…

Steven Berger, FHFMA April 21, 2023

Joe Fifer: The courage to embrace change

During one of my first meetings with HFMA staff in 2012, I advised the assembled staffers that if they thought they’d be sitting next to the same people and doing the same things in a year’s time, they were probably mistaken. When I noticed people squirming in their seats, I hastened to add that I…

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA April 21, 2023

HFMA learner uses revenue cycle certification to raise healthcare finance quality

Dr. Naif Alhakbani, revenue cycle management officer at Kidney Care Company, Saudi Arabia, recently shared with HFMA his enthusiasm for helping healthcare organizations optimize their revenue cycle and improve financial performance. “By improving their finances and clinical integrity, healthcare providers can receive payment for the services they provide, allowing them to continue to provide high-quality…

Betty Hintch, CHFP April 21, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: What can be done to correct data disparities in women’s health?

The prevalence of women’s health conditions is roughly five times that of their documented diagnoses, which means for every woman diagnosed with a women’s health condition, roughly four go undiagnosed. The 2023 emergency medicine Match will see 555 initially unmatched positions, affecting a larger number of residency programs than in 2022, when 219 unmatched positions…

Deborah Filipek April 17, 2023

Sleepless in the C-suite: Workforce, Part 2

In the second episode of HFMA's special series on the healthcare workforce, we focus on ways clinical workers need support from their leaders. HFMA's Todd Nelson, Janae Sharp of the Sharp Index, and FinThrive's Jonathan Wiik talk about shortages of clinical workers and offering help to those who remain.

Erika Grotto April 17, 2023

Jill Geisler cautions healthcare finance leaders to beware of blind spots and biases

You’re a good leader. You work hard, care deeply and want your people to succeed. You take part in trainings and programs to elevate your skills and the culture you lead. You read columns like this to pick up management tips. And you don’t stop reading when you get to the uncomfortable message of this…

Jill Geisler April 11, 2023

Sleepless in the C-suite: Workforce, Part 1

In this first episode of a three-part series on the healthcare workforce, Jonathan Wiik of FinThrive and Todd Nelson of HFMA discuss burnout among non-clinical workers and how remote work is changing hiring.

Erika Grotto April 10, 2023

Healthcare News of Note:  The healthcare sector was targeted by nearly 24% of cyber-attack activity in 2022 

When it comes to the number of malicious cybersecurity events targeting customers in the Americas, the healthcare industry is second, just behind finance.  Contrary to its previously announced plans, the U.S. Department of Justice is not pursuing a further challenge to UnitedHealth Group’s purchase of Change Healthcare.  The average pay for physicians decreased 2.4% in…

Deborah Filipek April 10, 2023

Dennis Laraway joins Cleveland Clinic as CFO 

Dennis L. Laraway, MBA, officially joined Cleveland Clinic as CFO on March 13. An experienced financial leader, Laraway has held CFO positions at several large integrated health systems, including Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Most recently, he served…

Crystal Milazzo March 30, 2023

South Texas Chapter event exceeds expectations 

HFMA’s South Texas Chapter hosted a women’s leadership conference on Jan. 20 in Austin, Texas. The theme was Empower, Encourage, Elevate, and it was the first event of its kind for the Chapter. Things went so well that they’re already planning to do it again next year. Trying something different Amy Raymond, vice president of…

Crystal Milazzo March 29, 2023
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