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Healthcare News of Note: More healthcare organizations mandating that employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: COVID-19 vaccine mandates become more popular among healthcare organizations, hospitals continue to skirt price transparency rules, and healthcare workers get help in coping with trauma.

Deborah Filipek June 22, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: Sg2 report says lower-acuity care to continue its migration outside of hospital walls

 Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Hospitals to continue to see loss of lower-acuity care, nursing shortage spurs health systems to offer sign-on bonuses and some newly passed state laws could put public health at risk.

Deborah Filipek June 10, 2021

Hypersensitivities only serve to suppress honest equity conversations

The racial equity conversation needs to be had in this country, and even with hypersensitivity around the topic, HFMA’s Community DEI group is now having the conversation.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA June 8, 2021

“I’m just glad I brushed my hair today.” The challenges, and some strategies, for working moms during a global pandemic.

A year ago, things were looking good for working women. At the end of 2019, the number of women in the workplace surpassed the number of men for the first time in a decade. But the pandemic has driven so many women out of the workforce to undo that progress, according to a recent report from McKinsey & Company. In this episode, Annie Kurdziel and Elizabeth Newman from McKinsey & Company, join us to discuss the challenges they face as working moms as well as some strategies for individuals, managers and leadership as the United States approaches the one-year mark on widespread remote work and school. Also in this episode, Laurie Heavey from sponsor ClearBalance talks about new research on patient-friendly payment.

Erika Grotto June 7, 2021

Nearly 64% more members enrolled in HFMA certification courses during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the same six-week period last year

HFMA members are putting their work-from-home situations and downtime due to stay-at-home directives to good use: 2,171 members passed HFMA certification exams between March 13 and April 27, 2020.

Deborah Filipek June 2, 2021

Iowa Chapter hosts its first hybrid event

Iowa HFMA program chairs share how they planned and hosted the Chapter’s first hybrid post-pandemic event, providing attendees the option to attend either in person or virtually.

Crystal Milazzo May 29, 2021

Think beyond ‘compliance’: Why leaders should work to implement a culture of ethics

By linking rules and regulations to principles and purpose, organizations can gain the trust of their employees and the public and establish a reputation for integrity.

Jill Geisler May 14, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: 10 hospital system CEOs pledge to create new safety standard for healthcare workers

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles, including movement on safety standards to protect healthcare workers, the increasing role of PCPs in COVID-19 vaccinations and reductions in ACA out-of-pocket costs.

Deborah Filipek May 7, 2021

First Illinois Chapter’s CHFP practicum goes virtual and regional

HFMA’s First Illinois Chapter teams up with other Region 7 chapters to convert its annual CHFP practicum into a virtual region-wide event.

Crystal Milazzo April 30, 2021

Spectrum Health employees accept challenge to earn HFMA certifications

Amy Assenmacher challenges Spectrum Health revenue cycle employees to earn HFMA certification. Peg Burnette and Jeff Hurst selected for new CFO positions.

HFMA April 29, 2021
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