Practice Improvement

Why addressing unexplained variations in care should be a healthcare system priority

Healthcare researchers believe Medicare could save $2 billion by using a cheaper drug for retinal disease, but some physicians don’t want to switch.

Lola Butcher October 3, 2022

TruBridge’s RCM Product Suite helps healthcare organizations find solutions to poor revenue cycle performance

Learn how one company specializes in helping healthcare organizations of all sizes diagnose the root cause of poor revenue cycle performance and then make improvements.

HFMA August 31, 2022

Why treating chronic diseases may be costing us more than we think

Healthcare providers should revisit short-sighted care protocols for patients with nonconventional chronic conditions; as they stand, the protocols may save costs initially but ultimately lead to poorer outcomes and greater costs.

Martin Bluth June 24, 2022

IPPS FY23 proposed rule: CMS seeks to bolster maternal health through a new public-facing hospital designation

Hospitals could attain the “Birthing Friendly” designation by attesting to having implemented best practices in maternal health.

Nick Hut April 26, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Amazon Care’s virtual health services are now available nationwide, and in-person care services are launching in more than 20 new cities in 2022

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Amazon Care plans to expand in-person care to 20+ new cities in 2022, GAO raises concerns about HHS’s leadership and coordination of public health emergencies, and a new study shows more physicians suffered burnout in 2021 than in 2020.

Deborah Filipek February 11, 2022

Addressing U.S. healthcare system challenges requires a focus on improving health, not just care

If we are to effectively address the huge cost challenges facing the U.S. health system, we must begin to better address the cost effectiveness of health, says Todd Nelson, HFMA’s director of professional practice and partner relationships. And it has to be through a collaborative process involving all stakeholders, he says, including not just hospitals and health systems, physicians and health plans but also patients and their communities, as well as society overall.

Eric C. Reese, PhD October 22, 2021

Better integration with primary care can help address the ongoing mental health and addiction crisis, report finds

Enhanced network adequacy standards, value-based payment models and targeted investments in technology are vital to improving behavioral healthcare in a way that will meet escalating needs.

Nick Hut April 5, 2021

Physician practices are facing operational and financial headwinds

A recent study finds that most performance measures of physician practices declined in 2020 relative to 2019 levels. The findings suggest reinforcing the physician performance improvement infrastructure should remain a priority for hospitals and health systems with employed physicians.

Jim Blake February 19, 2021

Cracking the Code on Physician Practice Performance

Premier discusses how it works with medical groups and health systems to better leverage business intelligence to identify and seize performance improvement opportunities.

HFMA February 12, 2021

How one provider organization uses data reporting and analytics to transform healthcare operations

As part of HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference, leaders with Privia Health explained how they have applied a multistage process to optimize their data-reporting procedures and analytics platform.

Nick Hut January 22, 2021
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