Service Line Management

Avera Health facilitates dialogue to strengthen care delivery across the organization

Avera Health has managed to seamlessly integrate clinical and operational processes across its system by focusing on collaboration and enhanced communication.

Elizabeth Barker August 2, 2019

Why hospital outpatient physical therapy is a good revenue source I HFMA

It makes good business sense for health systems to make outpatient physical therapy a priority given the payment landscape for such services and the value they can provide.

John Britt August 2, 2019

Why LTC providers should prepare for a whole new wave of payment challenges

As the patient population requiring long-term care (LTC) continues to grow, the success of LTC facilities will depend on their ability to turn payment challenges into opportunities, in part by steering clear of false beliefs and implementing effective revenue-recovery processes.

George Colman, JD July 3, 2019

CMS cardiac procedure changes could cost hospital cardiac programs $700 million

In a move that could have profound financial implications for hospitals, the 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule adds 17 cardiac procedures to the list of procedures approved by CMS to be performed in ambulatory surgery centers.

Ronald Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM June 11, 2019

Hospitals Save When They Reduce Food Waste

Addressing food waste can help the environment and hospitals’ bottom lines.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 27, 2019

Boosting Accountability Helps ProMedica Save $108 Million in 2018

Each year, leaders at ProMedica set a 3 percent cost-reduction goal, which they believe is achievable and still has a significant impact on the bottom line.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 19, 2019

Reconsidering post-acute care options

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer highlights the need to consider post-acute care in the context of reducing the total cost of care.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA May 16, 2019

UPMC: Expanding Organization Reach via Telemedicine and Virtual Care

This case study shows how one integrated delivery system has effectively leveraged innovation technology and data governance in the area of telemedicine to monetize its data assets.

HFMA February 26, 2019

Implementing Green Strategies That Contain Costs and Reduce Waste

A campaign to educate clinicians on proper waste segregation can improve compliance with regulations and keep regular waste out of more costly waste streams.

Laura Ramos Hegwer February 15, 2019

Treatment of Addiction: Incentivizing Recovery, Not Relapse

Substance use disorder has too often been treated as an isolated infectious disease. The ARMH-APM, a proposed alternative payment model, aims to restructure provider incentives to promote more appropriate treatment of the disorder as a chronic disease.

Greg Williams February 7, 2019
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