Blog | Technology
A report issued by the federal government finds many hospitals struggling to exchange data electronically with public health agencies.
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Column | Technology
A new focus on digital strategies necessitates meaningful new partnerships in the C-suite.
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Fact Sheet | Technology
HFMA presents a detailed summary of the proposed rule published by CMS, which aims to improve the electronic exchange of health care data and streamline prior authorization by building on previously adopted requirements pertaining to Applic...
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White Paper | Artificial Intelligence
These four tips will help hospital financial leaders lessen the economic impact of COVID-19 now and in the future: Build and retain a core revenue cycle team, contain labor costs, redeploy talent more effectively and enhance revenue integri...
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White Paper | Artificial Intelligence
Prior authorization is the most time-consuming transaction for medical providers, taking up to an hour to complete manually. Find out how providers and health plans can save up to $417 million annually be automating prior authorizations.
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Blog | Technology
A report issued by the federal government finds many hospitals struggling to exchange data electronically with public health agencies.
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Research & Reports | Operations and Other Technology
Most hospitals and health systems have yet to fully utilize automation technology, per an HFMA survey. Based on this research, one company broke down key takeaways such as top priorities for reduced spending including supply chain, IT and r...
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News | Artificial Intelligence
Healthcare organizations can improve the impact of AI applications by making proprietary data more widely available, according to insights shared during a workshop on using AI to advance health equity.
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Article | Revenue Cycle Technology
Find out how one company works with clients to ensure healthcare providers can navigate reimbursement complexity, adapt to payer changes and overcome obstacles.
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News | Telemedicine
Widespread certification for telehealth could encourage policymakers to retain the waivers that have promoted expanded virtual access, industry experts say.
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News | Operations and Other Technology
The need for better interoperability between hospitals and public health entities is a crucial lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health official testified to a Senate committee.
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E-book | Revenue Cycle Technology
This eBook presents digital solutions like telehealth and insurance discovery software that can help lead the way back toward healthy financials.
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Blog | Operations and Other Technology
The Conti ransomware attacks have disrupted healthcare networks in the U.S. and abroad, according to an alert.
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News | Telemedicine
A congressional hearing featured testimony about why fee-for-service is not a viable way to fund a Medicare telehealth expansion.
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Podcast | Telemedicine
Arnold Saperstein from Cecilia Health and Susan Beane from HealthFirst discuss the opportunities of telehealth for patients with chronic conditions.
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Article | Telemedicine
Payers and providers adapted quickly to the need for telehealth services, and most patients responded in kind. Demand will remain strong as long as technology and the industry can meet it.
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Article | Revenue Cycle Technology
One company’s software development provides both consultants and clients with solutions for optimum chargemaster, complying with CMS price transparency rules, identifying lost and new incremental revenue and more.
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Article | Telemedicine
Research into the costs of delivering telehealth versus in-person visits by the Department of Orthopaedics at Penn Medicine sought to answer the health systems’ questions about the long-term economic viability of telemedicine services, and ...
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News | Telemedicine
In a confirmation hearing for prospective CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, various members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed their hope to implement a permanent expansion of Medicare telehealth coverage.
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Podcast | Telemedicine
Khalid Al-Maskari of Health Information Management Systems discusses the future of telehealth.
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News | Telemedicine
Virtual-care capacity represents a better investment for healthcare providers than brick-and-mortar expansions, according to a Wall Street analyst.
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Column | Technology
A new focus on digital strategies necessitates meaningful new partnerships in the C-suite.
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Article | Revenue Cycle Technology
See how one company uses predictive analytics, advanced rules and expert auditors to reveal actionable insights that help hospitals increase revenue.
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Article | Technology ROI
Review how one company helps healthcare organizations verify and search for missed insurance coverage throughout the patient lifecycle and stay on top of benefits coordination.
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Executive Roundtable | Artificial Intelligence
Review how artificial intelligence, automation and robotic processing automation fit within the revenue cycle of the future and what steps hospitals and health systems are taking to design the revenue cycle of the future.
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Trendsetter | Clinical Decision Support
One company discusses its goal to help other health systems in keeping medical equipment throughout its full life expectancy, especially in a time of financial struggle.
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Fact Sheet | Technology
HFMA presents a detailed summary of the proposed rule published by CMS, which aims to improve the electronic exchange of health care data and streamline prior authorization by building on previously adopted requirements pertaining to Applic...
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Podcast | Telemedicine
Emad Rizk of Cotiviti discusses the fraud, waste and abuse risks of telehealth, and Sondra Cari from sponsor Huron talks about the opportunities of revenue cycle learning.
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Research & Reports | Revenue Cycle Technology
In an HFMA conducted survey, 151 healthcare leaders answered questions about their projections for payer mix, consumer and employee experience strategies, revenue cycle IT budgets, electronic health record satisfaction and price transparenc...
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Executive Roundtable | Revenue Cycle Technology
In this executive roundtable, eight revenue cycle leaders share their insight on what new innovations the healthcare revenue cycle will see following COVID-19 and how the pandemic changed the ways in which revenue cycle leaders think about...
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Article | Revenue Cycle Technology
A healthcare technology company provides details about its adaptable revenue cycle management technology, which helps enterprise customers optimize financial performance.
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Blog | Telemedicine
HFMA's Chad Mulvany says patients who received a surprise bill for a telehealth visit will likely blame the provider.
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Podcast | Telemedicine
Dr. Andrew Hertler of New Century Health discusses how telehealth can help keep patients on track with cancer screenings and treatment. Also in this episode, productivity expert Stever Robbins tells us once and for all how to handle email (...
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White Paper | Artificial Intelligence
A business focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare explains how COVID-19 has raised the bar in the utilization of AI and dives into the value of its use to be successful in a post-COVID future.
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Column | Technology
Going digital has become a buzzword in the healthcare industry, and while answers abound to help healthcare leaders achieve this goal, the right question is hardly ever asked.
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Article | Business Intelligence
A leading healthcare software, data and analytics company talks about how its solutions provide actionable insights that help healthcare leaders address challenges and enable greater agility.
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Trend | Business Intelligence
Les Rescorl of Sixth Sense Intelligence discusses the need for healthcare providers to have timely, automated, value-added business analytics to be able to succeed in the post-COVID-19 world of healthcare.
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Article | Telemedicine
Clinicians, revenue cycle leaders and other experts weigh in on the future of telehealth.
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News | Operations and Other Technology
Hospitals and health systems need to implement digital technologies and processes to keep up with societal and industry changes, according to a featured presentation at HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference.
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News | Artificial Intelligence
Hospital finance leaders have found opportunity and challenge from their growing use of artificial intelligence within their finance operations.
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Article | Telemedicine
Telehealth is well on its way to having much broader acceptance and use than was seen at any time prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Yet there continue to be barriers and challenges in its widespread adoption.
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How To | Telemedicine
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 prog...
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Podcast | Telemedicine
Doug Morse, CEO of Iowa's Hansen Family Hospital, and Rebecca Marsh, a senior vice president at nThrive, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many healthcare organizations to ramp up their telehealth strategies quickly and how that ...
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Trend | Artificial Intelligence
Healthcare finance departments can use artificial intelligence to reduce repetitive work and allow employees to take on roles that are more analytical.
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Article | Technology
As hospitals contend with the challenges posed by COVID-19, their future success may depend on the extent to which they are embracing new technologies and systems to bring higher levels of automation to business processes.
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News | Telemedicine
Healthcare providers should take care to comply with payer policies around telehealth.
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How To | Telemedicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has opened new opportunities for health systems to expand their use of telehealth services. Implemented properly with careful planning, telehealth can be a strong revenue source going forward.
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Podcast | Telemedicine
Lucy Zielinski and Dan Marino follow up on Zielinski's successful Virtual Conference presentation by tackling some of the most challenging aspects of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also in this episode, Christopher Dunkerly of spo...
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Research & Reports | Technology ROI
Survey analysis reveals important learnings from a February 2020 HFMA-conducted study, sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences, about cardiac surgical product adoption.
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Research & Reports | Technology ROI
A visual analysis of a February 2020 HFMA survey about factors that influence cardiac surgical technology decisions.
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Fact Sheet | Electronic Health Records
HFMA has summarized the ONC final rule implementing provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.
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Fact Sheet | Electronic Health Records
HFMA summarized the announcement of ONC final rule implementing provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.
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How To | Business Intelligence
To rein in expenses and improve margins, finance leaders must dive into drivers of waste and low profitability.
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Trend | Artificial Intelligence
The first step in a healthcare organization’s artificial intelligence strategy should be education.
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Podcast | Technology
In this special New Year's Day episode, we're thinking about HFMA's upcoming Annual Conference in San Antonio and looking back at HFMA's 2019 Annual Conference with four never-before-heard interviews. Kyle Hicok of Revint Solutions talks ab...
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Column | Business Intelligence
It’s no longer sufficient to classify a patient’s propensity to pay as “red, green or yellow.” To truly optimize collections, health systems should consider intelligent segmentation.
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Article | Revenue Cycle Technology
A leading revenue cycle management company talks about how it partners with healthcare organizations to use technology for optimizing financial performance and enabling patient-centric financial interactions.
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Article | Revenue Cycle Technology
Important learnings from a September 2019 HFMA study about the impact of EHRs, consumer self-pay and IT budgets on revenue cycle operations.
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Trend | Revenue Cycle Technology
The results of a September 2019 HFMA study about revenue cycle challenges and opportunities and how hospitals and health systems are addressing them.
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How To | Revenue Cycle Technology
There are many considerations in the quest to automate revenue cycle processes. Revenue cycle leaders must set the stage by determining whether to build a system internally or partner to implement robotic process automation.
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How To | Revenue Cycle Technology
Today’s robots can be governed by business logic, structured inputs and artificial intelligence to manage complex processes and apply decision-making abilities.
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Case Study | Technology
The process of vetting new technology for infants in the NICU shows the rigorous standards for implementing technology in healthcare.
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How To | Revenue Cycle Technology
Transitioning the revenue cycle process to a digital workforce should include integration of a strategic human workforce plan to manage employee anxiety about job redeployment and attrition.
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Column | Business Intelligence
To succeed with new payment models, physician practices must redouble their business intelligence efforts.
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Podcast | Electronic Health Records
Jonce Smith of Stoltenberg Consulting discusses best practices to employ when conducting an electronic health record system upgrade. Also: five ways to address physician burnout.
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Blog | Telemedicine
An academic medical center’s efforts to bring telemedicine to patients with Parkinson’s disease has reduced costs and improved outcomes.
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Column | Technology
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer says simplicity should be a guiding principle for success in an era of technological accelerations.
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Trend | Clinical Decision Support
Research showed healthcare providers were able to reduce opioid misuse in their practices by 40% when they followed prescribing guidelines that included regular prescription drug monitoring program checks and toxicology testing.
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Trend | Clinical Decision Support
Tackling state and federal prescribing guidelines can improve healthcare providers documentation and administrative reporting and potentially reduce their liability for patient opioid misuse.
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News | Technology ROI
Hospitals can expect new revenue opportunities, increased near-term costs and loss of revenue to new competitors due to expanding digital technologies in healthcare, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
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Trend | Clinical Decision Support
Digitization of care plans can help healthcare providers create processes of care that focus on achieving high-value outcomes.
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Column | Technology
To promote interoperability, the healthcare industry should seek to optimize existing tools by ensuring consistency of use across the continuum of care.
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Blog | Electronic Health Records
Humana may be a more desirable partner for physicians interested in risk arrangements if its collaboration with Epic reduces potentially preventable ED and inpatient utilization due to increased medication adherence.
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How To | Technology ROI
Healthcare organizations should develop IT plans, measure themselves against their plans and consistently review how regulatory and product changes mandate the need for plan revisions.
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Trend | Revenue Cycle Technology
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Case Study | Artificial Intelligence
Natural language processing can help providers discover patients’ social needs from the vast amounts of unstructured data in electronic health records.
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Article | Revenue Cycle Technology
Timely decision making and partnering with the right vendor can provide a smooth legacy A/R conversion and be the difference between success or failure.
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Trendsetter | Business Intelligence
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.
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Podcast | Electronic Health Records
Navigant's David Burik discusses the challenges hospitals face with their electronic health records and how to maximize their systems to achieve an ROI. Also, five key elements to an effective analytics solution.
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News | Electronic Health Records
Proposed rules implementing a recent law aimed, in part, at stopping data blocking could carry a range of unintended consequences for hospitals, the Senate heard this week.
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Blog | Electronic Health Records
Dan O’Connor offers five tactics to help optimize technology investments to meet the evolving expectations of both end-users and patients.
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How To | Revenue Cycle Technology
Experienced hospital executives know that amid the various pressures system conversions entail, attention should be paid to A/R strategies. In worst-case scenarios, careless legacy strategies can lead to costly A/R backlogs and related clai...
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Trend | Revenue Cycle Technology
Learn why it takes time and adequate planning to ensure a seamless conversion of an accounts receivable legacy system.
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Case Study | Revenue Cycle Technology
Use of patient engagement technology, such as check-in kiosks can streamline the registration process, improve patient satisfaction, and increase revenue.
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How To | Electronic Health Records
Electronic health records can be a useful population health management tool.
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Article | Revenue Cycle Technology
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How To | Technology
A senior leader at Grant Thornton LLP HealthCare Advisory Services talks about key ways to lay the groundwork for a shift to cloud-based ERP solutions. Insights stem from a presentation given at the HFMA Large System Controllers Council.  
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Article | Business Intelligence
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Article | Technology
The March 2019 edition of hfm explores people and culture in healthcare finance, focusing on performance improvement, academic-community relationships, and care delivery.
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Case Study | Clinical Decision Support
This case study shows how one health system used its data assets to identify opportunities for reducing variations in clinical care.
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Case Study | Telemedicine
This case study shows how one integrated delivery system has effectively leveraged innovation technology and data governance in the area of telemedicine to monetize its data assets.
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Podcast | Operations and Other Technology
Computer hackers have been around almost as long as computers themselves, but the risks to healthcare organizations are growing. On today's episode, we explore cybersecurity in hospitals and health systems--what information hackers want, wh...
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Trend | Telemedicine
Growth in telehealth use among Medicare beneficiaries is occurring in patients 85 years and older and living in rural areas.
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Blog | Technology ROI
Technological advancements present an opportunity for healthcare organizations to monetize data.
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How To | Technology
By assigning stock-keeping unit (SKU) information to equipment and supplies, hospitals can realize cost savings.
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How To | Technology
Tips-focused article on how to prepare for and optimize a transition to the cloud. 
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How To | Technology
A real-time location system (RTLS) provide critical access hospitals with an effective means for accurately tracking physician availability time for delivering emergency department services, thereby potentially increasing Medicare payments.
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Article | Technology
To keep pace with the rapid proliferation of digital technologies in health care, healthcare organizations must develop a framework for identifying the best funding source for each element in their digital strategies. 
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Article | Technology
The February 2019 edition of hfm explores people and culture in healthcare finance, focusing on performance improvement, academic-community relationships, and care delivery.
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How To | Technology
Healthcare organizations are preparing for their industry’s digital future by investing in 13 key areas.
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Case Study | Technology
One health system self -funds all of its digital initiatives, and it has created a standalone office to interface with key partners on such initiatives.
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Trend | Technology
A growing variety of applications for blockchain offers an expanding range of tools designed to solve specific problems in the healthcare industry.
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How To | Artificial Intelligence
As artificial intelligence is growing in popularity in the healthcare industry, hospitals and health systems are beginning to realize significant ROI from the technology.
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Artificial intelligence, EHRs, telemedicine and other technologies transforming healthcare.