Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Details about the new five-year mandatory radiation therapy model released by CMS the week of July 8 are reviewed.

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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

In the face of recent, multiple setbacks on the Trump administration’s proposals for drug pricing, the administration could move aggressively forward on its anticipated International Pricing Index Model for Part B drugs proposal.

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Blog | Payment Trends

An overview of the North Carolina Clear Pricing Project, its contract deadline passing and how North Carolina’s hospitals have reacted to the CPP.

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News | Payment Models

Mandatory models for kidney care and oncology were among six new Medicare payment models proposed in mid-July.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of July 14.

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News | Healthcare Reform

A leading congressional advocate of “Medicare for All” this week excoriated Medicare for the billing problems she dealt with during her late husband’s last years of declining health. But she insists such headaches would not follow expansion...

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News | Payment Trends

Federal policy advisers see a shift from value-based payment to policies focused on cutting provider payments.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Rural-state hospitals strongly back a proposed Medicare area wage index (AWI) change, but national hospital advocates are warning against it.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of July 8.

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News | Bundled Payment

Several hospital approaches were key to obtaining savings of nearly $1,000 per episode in Medicare’s first mandatory bundled payment model.

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News | Innovation and Disruption

The senior government official in charge of creating value-based payment models said the Trump administration’s commitment to such models would continue even if the law authorizing his office is struck down in an ongoing court challenge.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of July 1.

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News | Innovation and Disruption

Providers may be able to learn from providers and health plans already implementing many of the innovations that leaders say are needed to lower costs and improve care.

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News | Billings and Collection

HFMA Annual Conference attendees voted Papaya the winner of the Virtual Pitch contest.

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News | Cost of Care

HFMA Chair urges attendees “dare to move” to address challenges in healthcare finance.

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News | Staff Development

South Texas Chapter of HFMA earns the Robert M. Shelton Award.

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News | Leadership

The 2019 Frederick C. Morgan Individual Achievement Award went to Ann Paul.

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News | Transparency

Hospital and health leaders were urged by their colleagues to watch for and comment on coming rules implementing this week’s White House executive order on price transparency.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Medicare can drive hospital productivity improvements and spending controls through more pay cuts, said policy advisers.

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News | Innovation and Disruption

A healthcare start-up investor says established organizations can — and must — become innovators by using the power of narrative.

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News | Transparency

A new transparency executive order will require proposed rules within two months that could require release of negotiated hospital health plan rates.

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News | Innovation and Disruption

A range of changes at HFMA aim to provide more resources for members and better leadership for the industry.

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News | Social Determinants of Health

Motivational healthcare speaker urges changes to encourage and allow providers to engage emotionally with patients and drive real change.

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News | Accountable Care Organizations

Providers looking to take on downside ACO risk need to first understand three determinants of success.

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News | Health Plan Payment and Reimbursement

Prior-authorization challenges appear to be worsening for providers, despite a 2018 payer-provider effort to address such problems.

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News | Ambulatory Care

Successful ambulatory care transitions require a focus on consumer-centric needs and a strong investment strategy, according to a workshop presented at HFMA’s 2019 Annual Conference.

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News | Value-Based Payment

Providers and health plans need to collaborate — both in the planning and execution of risk-based contracts — in order to make them work.

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News | Healthcare Business Trends

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 23.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

The possibility of conflicts between Medicare payment models joined the customary concern about benchmarking details in provider feedback on coming primary care models, an administration official said.

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News | Bundled Payment

Ahead of next week’s deadline for providers to join the largest voluntary bundled payment program, the agency in charge of the program identified lessons learned from successful participants.

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News | Healthcare Reform

Although the first hearing by a healthcare committee on recent coverage expansion proposals was supposed to encompass a range of Democratic bills, national single-payer proposals garnered almost all the attention.

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News | Health Plan Payment and Reimbursement

What should Congress learn from states’ experiences with laws attempting to curtail surprise healthcare bills?

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News | Value-Based Payment

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 17.

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