Payment Trends

The Self-Pay Compliance Problem: Payment Security

David King discusses the hospital’s role as “merchant” when patients use credit cards to pay for their care.

David King February 2, 2017

Ask the Experts: Payment Adjustments and Meaningful Use

Our organization has not made any effort to attest to meaningful use, and we have received a notice from CMS with attestation deadline dates in February 2017. Will we experience payment adjustments in the upcoming fiscal year? How can I confirm our status?

HFMA November 28, 2016

Making ACO Participation Pay Off

Delaware Valley ACO’s emphasis on improving care while lowering costs has proven effective, demonstrated by an increase in members from 5,000 to 200,000 in three years.

Chris Anderson May 10, 2016

Ask the Experts Answer: Urgent Care Center

Q: We are opening an urgent care center that will be hospital-based. The consulting team that is setting-up the billing suggests that we have two different charge slips and two different prices -- one for self pay and one for insurance patients. I am not comfortable with this recommendation and would like guidance on charging two different prices. 

HFMA October 25, 2012

Ask the Experts Answer: Provider Refunds for Insured Patients

Q: Do you know of any policy/legislation or general practices regarding a provider refunding a payer if the patient was authorized but then later found by the payer to be uncovered because they are secondary?

HFMA October 25, 2012

Ask the Experts – Medicare Payment

Dale BakerDale E. Baker is the President of Baker Healthcare Consulting, Inc. (BHC), an Indianapolis based consulting firm serving over 1,000 acute care hospital clients in forty four states since 1990. BHC specializes in advising clients on Medicare geographic reclassification

HFMA October 25, 2012

Ask the Expert: Hourly Documentation for Observation Status

Q "At one point, I heard rumors that CMS was going to require hourly documentation by nursing to support Observation status. I feel as if this did not go forward, but have no hard documentation that it remains at every

HFMA October 25, 2012

Ask the Expert: Achieving Transparency

Q Are there any best practices that you can recommend for transparency? 

HFMA October 25, 2012

Ask the Expert: Managed Care Payment Trends

Do you know of any studies that may support managed care payer payment trends to hospitals for 2011, 2012, etc?

HFMA October 25, 2012

Payment & Reimbursement Forum Tools

A collection of spreadsheets, policies, and other resources

HFMA October 17, 2012
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