Mastering Risk: How Healthcare Organizations Can Tap into the Power of Enterprise Risk
Healthcare organizations should adopt enterprise risk management, a coordinated approach to managing risk that looks at how each area of risk affects the organization’s operational and strategic plans.
States look to Medicare-based reference pricing as the solution to price variation for employee hospital services
To reduce prices paid for hospital services delivered to their employees, Montana and North Carolina are pursuing reference pricing based on Medicare rates.
How a Hospital or Health System Can Assess the Risk of Moving to Value-Based Payment
To gain a clearer understanding of the financial impact of transitioning to a value-based model, healthcare executives can learn from the experiences of another health system that has undertaken a similar migration.
Utilization Review: 5 Reasons Hospitals Lose Revenue
Hospitals can gain significant revenue by implementing an effective utilization review program.
How University of Texas Medical Branch Reduced Readmission Rates Using a Data-Driven, Multidisciplinary Approach
An approach used by University of Texas Medical Branch to reduce 30-day readmission rates exemplifies how healthcare organizations can best use real-time data analytics and standardized process for this purpose.
For Healthcare Finance Leaders, Imagining Tomorrow Involves Risk
If healthcare finance leaders want to reduce costs, provide better health outcomes, and improve patient satisfaction, they must seize opportunities and manage risks.
CMS Overhauls the Medicare Shared Savings Program
CMS’s Pathways to Success final rule is a challenging proposition for ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
Why Healthcare Forecasting is a Combination of Art and Science
A healthcare forecast is based on an analysis of related costs and trends, but a forecaster’s predictions also should consider the possibility of future crossroads where several vectors of change intersect.
Confessions of an Innovation Killer
As I look back at innovation and my CFO role, I feel like I was a serial murderer of innovation.
An Integrated Approach Can Direct Risk and Resource Allocation
Market volatility requires hospitals to identify contributors to cash flow variability, quantify potential related risks, and identify how the risks might manifest themselves.
Healthcare Finance Leaders Should Belong to the Heartbeat of Progress
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer shares highlights of HFMA’s new initiative to reinvent the membership experience.
Peer Review Spotlight: SEI
In this article, SEI discusses how its OCIO services help healthcare organizations navigate the biggest challenges in healthcare.
Cracking the Code on Physician Practice Performance
In this article, Premier discusses how it works with medical groups and health systems to better leverage business intelligence to identify and seize performance improvement opportunities.