Paul Bradley, chief data scientist for ZirMed, discusses how predictive analytics can be used to find lost revenue, improve the patient experience, and increase patient satisfaction.
Using Analytics to Design Provider Networks for Value-Based Contracts
Obtaining and analyzing the right data can help healthcare organizations thoughtfully and successfully plan provider networks with an eye toward value.
From the President's Desk
Expanding on thoughts in his March 2018 column in hfm, HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, talks about the importance of aligning organizational cultures when hospitals and health systems merge.
Optimizing a Physician Practice Acquisition
Thoughtful strategies surrounding physician practice acquisition can help set the stage for success.
The Future of VACs: Valuation and Strategic Considerations
Recent changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule may make it financially advantageous for vascular access centers operating under an extension-of-practice model to shift their operations to an ambulatory surgery center setting.
Debunking MACRA Myths: Hospitals’ Vital Role in Physician Success
Time is running out for physicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment system to submit the minimum data required for 2017.
Improving Performance and Enhancing Innovation With Venture Investing: Perspectives From Leading Health Systems
Health system leaders describe their strategic approaches to venture investing and share the insights and perspectives that have informed those approaches.
Recent Trends in Healthcare Philanthropy and Foundations: Implications From Activities in New York for the Nation
A study of foundation strategies of hospitals in New York State aimed at promoting philanthropy yielded insights for foundation activities of all U.S. hospitals.
Tax Reform Implications for Healthcare Organizations
Tax-exempt hospitals prepare for the impact of provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, including the repeal of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act and changes to tax incentives for charitable giving.
Reach for the Heart: A Plea for Healthcare Finance Leaders
Healthcare finance professionals should use data to tell stories that resonate with listeners, including clinicians, on both a personal and an intellectual level.
Culture Still Eats Strategy for Breakfast
HFMA/Deloitte research reveals the importance of cultural alignment to successful hospital mergers.
The “Disruptors” Move Into Health Care
Healthcare joint ventures involving U.S. corporations, such as one announced by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase, could significantly disrupt the nation's healthcare system.
Increasing Consumer Engagement and Empowerment to Drive Value in Health Care
Trends toward increased consumer cost-sharing, consumer engagement, and calls for transparency have significant implications for U.S. hospitals.
What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Health Care
The Tax Cuts and Jobs act will affect health care in various ways.
Finding Healthcare Finance Reality in a Cloud of Possibility
Integrated risk planning enables organizations to manage variability and to succeed under an ever-shifting cloud of possibility.
Real-Time Location Systems: An Underused But Valuable Source of Data
Systems that track the movement of equipment throughout a hospital also can be used to collect data on compliance, physician time, and other key areas that affect finance and patient satisfaction.
ALOS Analysis Reveals Significant Regional Variances
An analysis of average length of stay looking at U.S. hospitals identified noteworthy variation among states within each of four regions.
Best Practices for Improving Patient Collections
This article highlights a white paper that analyzes the results of two recently fielded surveys about the current state of patient collections and emerging best practices to improve performance.