Risk Management

Healthcare News of Note: Average billed charge for complex COVID-19 hospitalizations is more than three times the allowed amount

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: $317,810 is the average charge for a complex COVID-19 hospitalization, the pandemic has had a unique impact on people with disabilities, and transitional clinic care brings posthospitalization benefits for medically complex patients.

Deborah Filipek October 1, 2021

Risk contracting: Outlook and success factors for hospitals and health systems

An December 2020 HFMA survey, sponsored by GHX, found high levels of optimism, overall regarding the future of value-based payment.

Eric C. Reese, PhD March 30, 2021

Implications of the HFMA-GHX study of risk-based contracting

In this article discussing implications of the findings of a December 2020 HFMA study, sponsored by GHX, healthcare leaders share their perspectives on key factors contributing to their organizations' success under value-based contracts.

Eric C. Reese, PhD March 30, 2021

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 March 30, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: Halting elective surgeries in early 2020 cost hospitals $22.3 billion

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of articles from the past week, including hospitals’ loss of revenue from halting elective surgeries, what healthcare providers want Biden to focus on and a new survey on physician burnout.

Deborah Filipek February 28, 2021

iVita Financial: Reducing bad debt while improving the patient financial experience

Gain insight into a program that improves patient collections, accelerating cash flow and shrinking bad debt, while boosting patient satisfaction and enabling a more patient-centric service experience in this business profile.

HFMA February 26, 2021

hfm Magazine: April 2019

  Cover Story Mastering Risk: How Healthcare Organizations Can Tap into the Power of Enterprise Risk Healthcare organizations should adopt enterprise risk management, a coordinated approach to managing risk that looks at how each area of risk affects the organization’s operational and strategic plans. By Marti Arvin, JD   Web Exclusives States look to Medicare-based…

HFMA February 12, 2021

Why the internal audit function serves as a bulwark against risk for healthcare organizations

Internal audit is a risk-management function that becomes increasingly important for hospitals and health systems in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eric C. Reese, PhD January 22, 2021

Amid ‘dire’ losses, some eye restart of hospital elective surgeries

As hospitals' financial losses mount, guidance emerges on restarting elective surgeries.

Rich Daly January 22, 2021

Climate Change: Could it give rise to the next viral disease outbreak?

Health systems should continue to be be cognizant of the potential risks they face from global warming, which include not only more violent and frequent storms but also increased vulnerability within their areas to mosquito-borne diseases.

Eric C. Reese, PhD December 18, 2020
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