Physician Relationships

Time to take a fresh look at affiliation options for physicians and health systems

As the healthcare marketplace continues to evolve, posing new challenges and creating new opportunities, so too will affiliation models continue evolve in ways that can best meet current and future needs of healthcare providers. In this environment, health systems and physician practices — both independent and employed — could benefit from taking a fresh look…

Matthew Bates January 27, 2023

Survey: Understanding and mitigating risk in compensating physicians

Important learnings from a February 2020 HFMA-conducted survey about physician compensation, where healthcare organization leaders offer insights on the complexities of the process.

HFMA December 13, 2022

Healthcare M&A: Are you prepared for the pitfalls?

Leaders of hospitals and health systems whose organizations are embarking on a merger or acquisition should be prepared to avoid the many potential pitfalls associated with such an strategic venture.

Eric C. Reese, PhD December 2, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Healthcare workers are more emotionally exhausted as pandemic continues

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Most healthcare workers report higher levels of emotional exhaustion since 2019, new-patient wait times for certain specialties average 26 days, and large health disparities are seen among those with employer-sponsored healthcare coverage.

Deborah Filipek October 3, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Nation’s transplant system in need of an overhaul

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Nation’s transplant system under scrutiny, peer comparisons hurt physician well-being, and Dollar General names Healthcare Advisory Panel members.

Deborah Filipek August 15, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Mayo Clinic in Minnesota earns top spot in Best Hospitals ranking

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: 20 hospitals named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, HHS declares monkeypox a public health emergency, and a look at maternal mortality rates among high-income countries.

Deborah Filipek August 8, 2022

Physicians and finance: Managing the differences is critical to building clinical value

To work together effectively, finance and clinical leaders must not only understand but also value and acknowledge the benefits to be gained from their different perspectives on what constitutes success.

George Mayzell, MD July 22, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Telemedicine use for cancer care should be more equitable

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: There’s a need to address inequities in telemedicine use for cancer care, almost 25% of physicians report mistreatment, and most Medicare Advantage enrollees are satisfied with their plan.

Deborah Filipek June 30, 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

Healthcare News of Note: U.S. Surgeon General says the nation must stop health worker burnout

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: U.S. Surgeon General says healthcare worker burnout is a national issue that must be addressed, the Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance was just launched, and a survey shows funding is needed for ACOs to provide more home-based services.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022
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