Service Line Management

How a West Texas hospital used a PSH to improve outcomes and cut costs

A not-for-profit hospital in West Texas undertook a perioperative surgical home initiative wit a focus on caring for geriatric patients with hip fractures and demonstrate how such an initiative can improve patient access and clinical outcomes while reducing a hospital's cost of care.

Jasper Mesarch, DO, MBA, FASA November 23, 2020

Why effective maternity care requires an innovative, value-based strategy

An episode-of-care approach may be the best way to address cost variation in maternal care and promote partnerships across the healthcare continuum.

Tessa Kerby, MBA, MPHE October 22, 2020

McKinsey & Company survey: Physician perceptions of COVID-19 risk influence referral patterns

HFMA's Chad Mulvany says these McKinsey findings illustrate the importance of involving physicians in the development and execution of checklists used to safely reopen clinics and restart non-emergent procedures.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 6, 2020

‘Carve outs’ among keys in managed care negotiations

Carve outs are a critical tool hospitals should use in negotiations with health plans to ensure the costs of more expensive conditions are covered.

Rich Daly July 16, 2020

Hospitals began to reverse job losses in June as other healthcare segments surged

Hospitals restarted hiring in June after two months of steep job losses, but it’s unclear whether the latest resurgence of COVID-19 cases will cut off the rebound.

HFMA July 8, 2020

Virginia Mason Institute transformation expert says healthcare systems can reduce waste and improve their margins

Virginia Mason Institute’s Rhonda Stewart shares how healthcare systems can reduce costs and improve patient and worker metrics by eliminating waste.

Deborah Filipek June 24, 2020

After patient volume collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic, some see signs of recovery

Hospitals faced steep patient volume declines in March and April, but signs indicate levels could be recovering as elective procedures resume.

Rich Daly May 26, 2020

HHS pays $12 billion to compensate 395 hospitals for ‘high impact’ from COVID-19, and more may come

Nearly 400 hospitals and health systems have received $12 billion in COVID-19 "high impact" grants.

Rich Daly May 26, 2020

‘A mountain of work’: Lessons from 2 organizations that restarted elective procedures after the COVID-19 moratorium

Leaders with two provider organizations that resumed elective procedures as COVID-19 began to ebb in their markets describe the most important considerations.

Nick Hut May 26, 2020

Cardiac Surgical Product Adoption Survey

Survey analysis reveals important learnings from a February 2020 HFMA-conducted study, sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences, about cardiac surgical product adoption.

HFMA May 1, 2020
googletag.cmd.push( function () { googletag.display( 'hfma-gpt-leaderboard' ); } );