Physician Practice Management

FTC challenge adds to the strain on the hospital-based anesthesiology workforce

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenge to the purchase of a major anesthesia provider, after a rocky couple of years for anesthesia providers, has created an even murkier outlook for hospital-based anesthesia services. The FTC’s suit, filed in September against U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc. (USAP) and the private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe,…

Jennifer Lubell April 30, 2024

Most healthcare organizations will embrace two-sided value-based care models in 2024, but many do not have clearly defined protocols to assess new opportunities

Read this article for various lessons and questions to consider before entering a value-based care contract.

HFMA January 30, 2024

Improving financial performance using clinical supply chain technology

In this HFMA Executive Roundtable, six healthcare financial executives reflect on the biggest clinical supply chain challenges their organization faces and discuss what metrics are most critical to evaluating success and a return on investment (ROI) with clinical supply chain technologies.

HFMA January 30, 2024

Hospital, physician advocates disagree over the role of physician-owned hospitals as policymakers ramp up focus

Hospital advocacy groups hope to stanch momentum that’s building in policy circles to increase the number of physician-owned hospitals. The American Hospital Association (AHA) and Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) issued a joint statement Oct. 18, saying permitting greater numbers of physician-owned hospitals (POHs) would have adverse effects on healthcare costs, access and quality. The…

Nick Hut October 24, 2023

In response to a congressional RFI, provider advocates give input on ways to bolster rural healthcare

Hospital and physician groups were among the respondents to a request by a key congressional committee for information on improving rural healthcare. In an RFI issued in September, the House Ways and Means Committee sought policy solutions for augmenting access to — and the quality of — healthcare in relatively remote areas. “The committee will…

Nick Hut October 19, 2023

AMN Healthcare: Providing physician workforce solutions to increase staffing efficiencies and improve the patient experience

This profile highlights how one business oversees more than 3,000 physician recruiting assignments annually and provides details on other resources offered such as the NCQA-Certified Credentials Verification.

HFMA September 29, 2023

A projected Medicare physician payment decrease spurs more calls to reform the system

Physician advocacy groups vehemently expressed concern about the financial consequences of CMS’s proposed rule for Medicare physician payments in 2024, intensifying a push to modify the payment system. At a time of elevated expenses in healthcare, total payments would be reduced by a projected 1.25% relative to 2023. That would follow a 2% decrease from…

Nick Hut July 24, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: 3 factors increase the likelihood that a physician has been sued

Some46.8% of physicians over the age of 54 report they have been sued compared to 9.5% of physicians under the age of 40. The revenue cycle management segment accounted for the largest revenue share in the global healthcare finance solutions market in 2022. Greater representation of Black primary care physicians (PCPs) in the PCP workforce…

Deborah Filipek May 26, 2023

Sleepless in the C-suite: Workforce, Part 3

Stu Schaff of Intentionate Healthcare Advisors talks about job expectations of and for physicians, and Vicki Abelson of The Defined Leader and HFMA's Todd Nelson discuss what leaders can do to improve communication.

Erika Grotto April 24, 2023
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