Video: Denials and the Revenue Cycle
David Dyke, former vice president of product management for Change Healthcare, discusses how to reduce denials that disrupt the revenue cycle and how to keep up with changing rules around claims.
Healthcare Capital Markets Outlook: Short-Term Opportunities Versus Long-Term Uncertainty
Although today’s healthcare capital markets support continuation of their investment strategies, hospital and health system’s current should be prepared for changes that may require a shift in focus.
From the President's Desk
Expanding on thoughts in his May 2018 column in hfm, HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, offers perspectives on new research showing that value-based payment has yet to reduce the total cost of care.
Video: Denials and the Revenue Cycle
To Succeed at Managing Population Health, Adopt a Health Plan Mindset
To be successful with population health management, healthcare provider organizations should take a lesson from the strategies health plans use to improve the quality of population-level outcomes and performance around costs.
Optimizing a Health System’s Post-Acute Care Network
Health systems should develop strong networks of post-acute care providers as part of strategic efforts to deliver high-quality service across the care continuum, from wellness to end-of-life care.
Value-Based Employee Compensation in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Tying employee compensation directly to performance, rather than experience, can encourage better job performance.
Ensuring a High-Performing Referral Network
To be able to ensure patients receive high-quality care under value-base payment arrangements, primary care physicians require well-developed specialty networks for patient referrals.
Why Age Is Not Enough: A Better Approach to Equipment Replacement
By considering maintenance and other costs, hospitals and health systems can work more efficiently to replace equipment.
The Rise, Fall, and Possible Return of Variable-Rate Demand Bonds
Variable rate demand bonds, created in an inflationary environment, have waned in popularity but remain a viable credit source for hospitals and health systems.
Health System Integration: Prescription for Success
Health systems that are pursuing a merger or acquisition require a structured planning process to achieve full integration across the merged organizations’ clinical, administrative, and operational areas.
Creating APMs for Specialty Care: A Provider-Led Initiative for Delivering Value
The experiences of a large urology group practice can provide finance leaders with insight into key considerations involved with developing an advanced alternative payment model (APM) for a healthcare specialty area.
What Is Driving Total Cost of Care?
A recent study identifies key factors that may be influencing total cost of care in the United States and provides recommendations for addressing those factors.
Revenue Cycle Software: A Practical Guide for Purchase
The purchase of new revenue cycle technology should include stakeholders from across the organization to ensure the needs of each group are met.
Best Practices for Affiliation Agreements Between Health Systems and Universities
A well-structured affiliation agreement between university and health system partners will enable the parties to execute joint strategic priorities and advance the shared goals of the academic medical center.
Responding to a Changing Healthcare Environment
Aligning incentives among providers and exploring telehealth opportunities are two ways in which hospitals and health systems can respond and adapt to a changing environment.
Pursuing Your Passion: Advice for Healthcare Finance Leaders
Carol Friesen, FHFMA, MPH, reminisces about her experiences as 2017-18 Chair of HFMA and shares ideas and insights gleaned from her “HFMA leadership journey.”
MA Ruling May Signal Industry Readiness to Integrate SDH into Traditional Medical Care
In addressing social determinants of health and social services, a recent Medicare Advantage ruling by CMS may have taken the first steps toward providing more integrated and comprehensive care to the nation’s aging population.
How Provider-Led ACOs Can Generate Long-Term Savings
Providers with concerns about the elusive success of ACOs should adopt some key strategies for implementation.
The Current Outlook for Value-Based Care Under the Trump Administration
Value initiatives introduced by the Affordable Care Act have met with varied success. Under the Trump administration, the future of these initiatives is uncertain.
News Watch Data Analysis
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HFMA Executive Roundtable: Interoperability: Driving or Impeding Value-Based Care?
Poor data interoperability is limiting healthcare organizations’ progress with value-based models. In this roundtable, several healthcare financial and IT leaders discuss the challenges of poor interoperability and how organizations can overcome them.
Trendsetter: Reimagining Cross-Continuum Relationships
This article examines how DHG Healthcare partnered with a health system to improve care coordination for hip replacements due to fracture.