Operations Management

Elevating Patient Access and the Consumer Experience

This report explores how improving access and the consumer experience in healthcare requires much more than opening a digital front door.

HFMA July 18, 2024

Transforming Revenue Cycle Management with Intelligent Automation

Download this white paper for an overview of how data-driven strategies for adopting intelligent automation could potentially save billions in healthcare spending, reduce clinician burnout, and improve the patient experience.

HFMA July 18, 2024

A proposed Medicare condition of participation would bring a slew of new requirements for OB care

Note: HFMA’s coverage of the payment update in the outpatient payment proposed rule can be found here. Hospitals intending to participate in Medicare must meet new standards for obstetric (OB) care, according to CMS’s proposed outpatient rule for 2025. The rule proposes to establish a new Medicare condition of participation (CoP), whereby hospitals and critical…

Nick Hut July 12, 2024

Annual Conference Day 2: Keynote speaker Suneel Gupta expounds on the importance of recharging

Rest and breaks from work should be viewed not as a reward, but as a resource that supports performance, Suneel Gupta, wellness CEO, best-selling author and visiting scholar with Harvard Medical School, told HFMA Annual Conference attendees during Tuesday’s keynote presentation in Las Vegas. “When we look at the science behind human performance, what we…

Paul Barr, MS, MBA June 26, 2024

Ken Perez: How 3 presidential candidates are defining their prescription drug pricing policies

What do voters care most about? It’s arguably the most salient question in every election cycle. Each March, to answer that question, Gallup asks Americans to rate their concern about a variety of national issues. This year’s survey asked respondents about 14 different issues.a Inflation came out on top, with 55% of those surveyed worrying…

Ken Perez June 2, 2024

Seeking to improve healthcare for Medicaid beneficiaries, CMS issues a flurry of regulations

CMS over the last month published a trio of final rules intended to make the Medicaid program work better for beneficiaries, with implications for healthcare providers. The three rules address eligibility and enrollment, access and Medicaid managed care. Streamlining eligibility and enrollment The first rule addresses administrative barriers in an effort to simplify enrollment processes…

Nick Hut May 1, 2024

The FTC’s new non-compete regulations will affect hospital agreements with physicians, unless courts intervene

Hospital advocates expressed concern about the implications of new federal regulations that prohibit employers from including non-compete clauses in employment agreements. Although tax-exempt hospitals largely fall outside the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which will enforce the regulations, the newly issued final rule stands to affect clinical staffing. Non-compete agreements apply to between…

Nick Hut April 24, 2024

Enhancing Patient Engagement and Healthcare Operations

This whitepaper presents the exploration of identity-based communication strategies within the healthcare industry to solve issues by prioritizing patient experience and ease of care services in a secure and trusted way.

HFMA April 16, 2024

Hospital advocates bemoan the small Medicare payment increase proposed for FY25

The payment increase described in Medicare’s FY25 proposed rule for acute care and long-term care hospitals falls well short of what hospitals need to keep up with costs, advocates say. The payment rate would rise by 2.6% for hospitals that fulfill quality-reporting requirements and meet the criteria to be designated as meaningful users of electronic…

Nick Hut April 11, 2024

The “dystopian” state of primary care

Dr. Vishnukamal Golla discusses the challenges facing primary care physicians and their patients. News team Nick Hut and Shawn Stack provide an update on the Change Healthcare cyberattack and other current events.

Erika Grotto April 8, 2024
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