Hospitals reached steadier ground financially as they moved into 2024
Hospitals came into 2024 with some financial momentum, even as expenses continued to rise and pivotal decisions loomed. The year-to-date median hospital operating margin reached 2.3% in December, the high mark for 2023 and the 10th consecutive month in which margins were positive, according to monthly data from Syntellis Performance Solutions, part of Strata Decision…
A ‘magic equation’ to unlock OR revenue
This whitepaper offers healthcare leaders a roadmap to identify operating room (OR) inefficiencies and address them using a "magic equation" of artificial intelligence, automation and change management.
Leveraging the supply chain for cost reduction
Learn from seven healthcare finance executives about the different strategies used to help reduce their hospital's costs using technology, transparency and automation in this roundtable.
How healthcare finance organizations are working to become more resilient
Seven healthcare financial executives share their strategies for tackling the challenges of financial management in the current environment in this roundtable.
Improving financial performance using clinical supply chain technology
In this HFMA Executive Roundtable, six healthcare financial executives reflect on the biggest clinical supply chain challenges their organization faces and discuss what metrics are most critical to evaluating success and a return on investment (ROI) with clinical supply chain technologies.
Beneath the Surface: Three Questions you aren’t asking RCM Vendors (That Could Be Costing You Millions)
Download this white paper to view three major questions you should ask RCM vendors to find the best one in boosting your revenue cycle.
New regulations are projected to bring providers a measure of relief from prior authorization headaches
Hospitals and other healthcare providers hailed a newly published final rule designed to improve prior authorization and the electronic exchange of health information. The Interoperability and Prior Authorization rule sets requirements for Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans, state Medicaid and CHIP programs, and Medicaid managed care organizations, all of which starting in 2026 must send…
The state of U.S. primary care: How new ways of thinking can spur meaningful improvement
As healthcare stakeholders consider ways to fortify the nation’s primary care system, industry leaders recommend emphasizing several strategies and components — and not waiting to act. “We’re close to midnight in many respects in thinking about how to urgently preserve and expand primary care in America,” Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of America’s Physician Groups…
2024 outlook: Hospitals can expect a steadier year financially, but key questions loom
Although the past year brought more stability for the not-for-profit hospital sector, analysts foresee 2024 as a pivotal period in determining the viability of individual organizations. Fitch Ratings continues to describe the sector’s outlook as “Deteriorating.” In a year-end report, the credit-rating agency said downgrades of hospitals and health systems in 2023 had outpaced upgrades…
HFMA strategy session highlights challenges and opportunities for healthcare finance leaders: payer relations, supply costs, AI and more
The legacy healthcare provider’s position in the industry could grow tenuous if leaders don’t respond boldly and strategically to ongoing trends, according to insights recently presented to HFMA leaders. “We’re at a crossroads right now,” Ashraf Shehata, principal and U.S. national sector leader for healthcare and life sciences with KPMG, said in November during a…