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Strategic Financial Planning Fall 2019 Issue

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Trend | Strategic Planning

Strategic Financial Planning Fall 2019 Issue

Read the following articles featured in the Fall 2019 issue of Strategic Financial Planning newsletter.

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Transparency

How has price transparency impacted the hospital industry?

By Scott Houk

A recent price transparency survey indicates posting prices online has had little positive or negative impact on most hospitals.

Capital finance

Ask these 14 questions to help select the best underwriter for the job

Errol Brick

Hospitals and providers selling bonds in the public market should determine if their offering presents challenges and develop questions to evaluate firms.

Payment models

Direct contracting models offer promise of expediting shift to value-based care

Allen Miller and Evan King

CMS’s Direct Contracting Models offer providers some substantial benefits, including access to capitation payments for Medicare fee-for-service members — without the investment costs in brokers and marketing to move members into Medicare Advantage.

Financial leadership

Understanding the permanent reward in interim CFO roles

Brian Krehbiel

A seasoned interim CFO shares what it takes to not only do the job but thrive in the role.

Innovation and disruption

The value journey, disrupted

From Our Sponsor, Kaufman Hall

Walter W. Morrissey

By placing consumers at the center of their business models, new competitors have redrawn the roadmap to value. Health systems that fail to realign themselves around consumer needs will find their journey to value not only disrupted but also headed down the wrong path.

Business ethics

Consider the ethical challenges of early retirement program offers

Marty Martin

Before moving forward with an early retirement program, protect your organization’s reputation among stakeholders, patients and the public by understanding varying world views.

Finance at a glance

M&A activity drops since active 2017-18 period

Hospital merger and acquisition announcements were at a 10-year low in early 2019.

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