May 2019

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Trend | Compliance

Evolving compliance risks that should be on your radar

Today’s healthcare organizations face evolving compliance risks that require multidimensional compliance programs focused on promoting greater coordination among all an organization’s functional areas.

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How To | Charge Capture

3 key enablers to implementing a successful clinical revenue cycle operating model

Hospitals and health systems should develop an operating model to address a new revenue cycle concept, called the clinical revenue cycle.


How To | Physician Relationships

4 steps to improving physician productivity

Successful physician productivity initiatives include strong leadership, analytics, and aligned incentives.

How To | Compliance

How to avoid the devastating consequences of HIPAA noncompliance

The potential costs of being found noncompliant with HIPAA are too great for a healthcare provider organization not to have in place a compliance program designed to help safeguard patients’ protected health information.

How To | Value-Based Payment

Assembling the essentials for successful population health management

A high-performing clinical network, and a focus on patients presenting high or emerging risk are two key elements that health systems must have in place to be able to succeed with population health management.

How To | Population Health Management

Address risk factors to bend the cost curve in chronic care

To effectively manage the costs of care for patients with chronic conditions, healthcare organizations should look at social and behavioral factors to identify patients who could benefit from care management.

Research & Reports | Compliance

An effective healthcare real estate compliance program: critical to health system success

Physician real estate agreements are an important focus of a compliance strategy.


Column | Financial Leadership

Reflections on a year of imagining a better tomorrow

Healthcare finance leaders should seek to adopt and promote best practices and inspire their teams to learn, experiment and volunteer, and HFMA can help.

Trend | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Making sense of Trump’s 2020 budget proposals for healthcare

Congress is almost certain not to accept president Trump’s proposed budget for FY20 with its cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, but he is not the first president to propose a budget that has little chance of being accepted.

Column | Capital Finance

How to advance projects amid rising capital costs

What is the significance of rising capital costs for healthcare organization’s construction projects and how planning can account for it.

Column | Cost of Care

Reconsidering post-acute care options

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer highlights the need to consider post-acute care in the context of reducing the total cost of care.


Article | Payment Trends

ROI Value Model By ClearBalance

An industry-leading patient financial solutions company discusses how it helps healthcare organizations benchmark their patient payment collections and validate the work of outside vendors.

Business Profile | Bundled Payment

DHG Healthcare: Optimizing CDI for Bundled Payment Arrangements

A discussion of common clinical documentation gaps that organizations pursuing bundled payment arrangements must close and key strategies for addressing these issues.