Population Health Management

Aaron Crane: It’s past time for a prescribed burn in the healthcare industry

HFMA National Chair Aaron Crane compares our healthcare system to an unmanaged forest and encourages healthcare finance professionals to act to bring about needed change and innovation.

Aaron R. Crane, FHFMA, MHA May 30, 2022

Cost Effectiveness of Health Report, April 2022

The April 2022 edition of HFMA’s Cost Effectiveness of Health Report includes a preview the May issue of hfm, which focuses on telehealth, a key tool for promoting value-based care CEoH. Another article explores ways to promote health equity in revenue cycle processes, and a case study describes how one health system embarked on an initiative to achieve greater diversity among its revenue cycle staff.

HFMA April 26, 2022

More than 2 years into the pandemic, the issue of deferred care continues to affect the healthcare industry

Concerns about the implications of deferred care continue to grow as healthcare organizations establish their strategies for a post-pandemic landscape.

Nick Hut April 14, 2022

David Johnson: Cracks in the Foundation (Part 3): Overcoming healthcare’s services-need mismatch

Clinical care only accounts for 20% of health outcomes, yet this area is where America disproportionately invests its healthcare resources. To overcome U.S. healthcare’s services-need mismatch, there should be a greater investment in healthy multipliers that help to address the social and economic factors, health behaviors and the physical environment that drive the remaining 80% of health outcomes.

David W. Johnson April 4, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Oracle’s $28.3 billion Cerner deal faces anti-competition scrutiny, and a pension fund sues Cerner for access to files related to the possible merger

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The Oracle/Cerner deal is under scrutiny through March 16, minorities in rural areas live farther from hospital services than their white counterparts, and a study shows mental health services could benefit nursing students.

Deborah Filipek March 1, 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

Healthcare News of Note: Many health system boards find they are poorly equipped to institute DEI changes, says survey

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Health system boards are willing to change but slow at implementing DEI measures, international nurses are filling the workforce gap, and youth mental health has suffered during the pandemic.

Deborah Filipek January 28, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: McKinsey analyzes a range of scenarios based on the infectiousness, immune evasion and severity of disease linked to the omicron variant

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: An in-depth analysis looked at what the U.S. can expect with the onslaught of the omicron variant, CMS rescinded a drug pricing model, and total healthcare utilization in 2020 dipped below 2019 levels.

Deborah Filipek January 28, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: A majority of physicians fear they missed signs of drug misuse during the pandemic and predict drug overdose deaths will rise, says a Quest Diagnostics report

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Physicians fear they missed signs of drug misuse during the pandemic, improved technology use is seen in patient engagement, and the majority of Medicaid health plans have a health equity plan.

Deborah Filipek December 17, 2021

Healthcare industry leaders share ideas with CMMI for improving value-based payment models, with benchmarking a top concern

During a recent call with healthcare stakeholders, leaders with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation heard various ideas for improving value-based payment models.

Nick Hut December 4, 2021
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