Perennial areas of focus for healthcare finance
A look at some of the topics addressed in hfm in 1982 shows that amid vast changes that have occurred since then, some things have evolved while others have hardly changed at all.
“Viewing the future of Medicare” January 1982
Herman A. Kohlman, FHFMA, predicts a grim future for Medicare and its ability to keep pace with healthcare costs.
“Bond market forecasting: What can hospitals expect in the 1982 financial market?” January 1982
Bruce D. Mandsorf, Joseph R. Marion and Alex Rorke offer a glimpse into bond market expectations.
“Reductions in hospital capacity: Physician behaviors and the administrators’ challenge” February 1982
Miron Stano, PhD, Ronald M. Horowitz, PhD, CPA, and Ralph Aten offer a solution to the spiraling cost of healthcare expenditures by cutting overbedding and predicting some reactions from physicians and other policymakers.
“Organizational cultures: Sensitive managers can improve the working environment” March 1982
Leland R. Kaiser, PhD, describes how the workplace influences the growth of individuals and how healthcare executives can change their environments to nurture their employees.
"For timely decision making: A capital equipment acquisition process” April 1982
Richard J. Oszustowicz proposes an alternative procedure to help decision- makers in capital acquisitions.
“Using automated systems for hospital-based physician services” June 1982
Joel Dalva and Thomas Reinke discuss the development of automated billing systems for hospital-based physician services.
“Using big business tactics: Hospital debt capacity in a competitive environment” July 1982
M. King Deets and Susanna E. Krentz compare the healthcare industry to the airline industry in light of possible deregulation.