COVID-19 poses huge challenges but also presents opportunities
The strategies hospitals and health systems had in place well before the COVID-19 crisis in many instances helped them weather the pandemic. Their stories offer valuable insights for other providers.
Healthcare finance leaders share their responses to the COVID-19 crisis
Healthcare finance executive across the nation shared a wide variety of perspectives and experiences regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their organizations and on themselves as leaders.
Top long-range challenges for healthcare organizations in the aftermath of COVID-19
Guidehouse's David Burik anticipates much variation in how well organizations weather COVID-19 and reviews types of long-range challenges providers may face in the pandemic's aftermath.
5 high-leverage areas for improving medical group financial performance
By examining five high-leverage areas within medical group operations, health systems can identify improvement opportunities.
How to leverage the telemedicine surge to create a profitable telehealth model
Healthcare finance leaders can help their organizations establish profitable telehealth programs following the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing now on the economic and operational drivers that will determine the success or failure of such programs.
Beyond COVID-19: A guide to economic recovery for health system CFOs
As healthcare CFOs prepare fro the aftermath iof the COVID-19 pandemic, they should adopt a new mindset for addressing strategies around human capital, revenue recovery, cost reduction and capital investment.
Optimal use of APPs can enhance a health system’s post-COVID-19 financial recovery
A strategy by Excela Health in Pennsylvania focused on integrating and optimizing its the advanced practice provider workforce can serve as a road map for how best to pursue such an undertaking.
Calling all HFMA members: 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'
The song "Lift Every Voice and Sing," known as the Black national anthem, has a message that continues to have relevance to the nation in this time of struggle, both against the COVID-19 pandemic and against the racial injustice that continues to plague our society.
COVID-19 continues to play havoc with hospital financials
The U.S. hospitals face two significant pressures through the end of 2020: continuing spikes in COVID-19 admissions and, if the economic rebound falters, a rise in the numbers of patients who are uninsured or insurebd ny public insurance.
The office of the future: What leaders must consider as they design post-pandemic workplaces
Leaders face the challenge of establishing a safe and productive office environment as healthcare administrative offices ramp back up following the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Physician Viewpoint: What we should learn from the Coronavirus experience
The COVID-19 crisis has presented healthcare leaders with a broad opportunity for self-reflection that ultimately could lead to positive change accross our nation's healthcare system.
Patient financial experience: What we’ve learned from COVID-19
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses patient financial experience lessons learned from dealing with COVID-19.
How HFMA is pivoting to serve its members in a changed world
Investments in its new membership model and digital platform have enabled HFMA to its provide members with easy access to critical COVID-19 material, education and certifications as well as with free admission to the Association's Digital Annual Conference 2020.
Best Article Award winners in HFMA’s hfm magazine for 2019-2020 represent outstanding editorial achievement
HFMA recognizes the top three winners and top three runners-up of its Helen Yerger/L. Vann Seawell Best Article Award for outstanding editorial achievement in hfm magazine in fiscal year 2019-2020.
HFMA's Chapters share their virtual webinars, happy hours and networking events during COVID-19
A handful of HFMA Chapters share how they spent their time connecting with one another virtually during spring and summer with the stay-at-home mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
News briefs: Trends in hospital volumes and margins, and other forces shaping healthcare finance
Read about the key factors that shaped healthcare finance policy and practice June and July 2020.
Honoring the memory of HFMA members: Punches, Phillips, Burchfield and Kazahaya
In this summer edition of the People column, we remember the lives of four HFMA members who died (all unrelated to COVID-19).
Create more accurate cost reports faster with Easy Work Papers by BESLER
A healthcare technology company talks about how its Easy Work Papers solution improves cost report accuracy and consistency, helping hospitals receive optimal revenue while maintaining compliance.
Alpha Health: Using machine learning to create fully autonomous revenue cycle operations
A revenue cycle technology company talks about how machine learning and other modern automation techniques can help healthcare organizations increase revenue, boost productivity and be more agile in the face of unexpected business volatility.
Rethinking patient payments and providing a consumer-friendly experience
An innovative healthcare technology company talks about how its technology-fueled billing and payment platform enables a compassionate patient financial experience while efficiently driving revenue into a healthcare organization.
Hospitals forecast declining revenues, lower procedure volumes and greater telehealth adoption due to COVID-19
Important learnings from a May 2020 HFMA-conducted survey about the COVID-19 crisis and some of the trends healthcare organizations are seeing.