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Live@HFMA Video | Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin Lofton

Live@HFMA Video | Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin Lofton

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 25, 2014

Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin Lofton explains the system's strategy for acquiring hospitals and health plans to build a critical mass in its markets and the resources and expertise to manage population health.

Insurance expansion paying off for hospitals

Insurance expansion paying off for hospitals

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 25, 2014

Many providers are already seeing the payoff from insurance expansion across the country, but those that haven't are redoubling their sign-up efforts to reach the most challenging of their uninsured patients, panelists said.

Physicians seen as not ready for ICD-10 rollout, poll finds

Physicians seen as not ready for ICD-10 rollout, poll finds

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 25, 2014

Healthcare executives had widespread skepticism that all the stakeholders, and especially physicians, were prepared for ICD-10 procedure and diagnostic code implementation this year before Congress let the healthcare world off the ICD-10 hook.

Here's how to bridge the doc, hospital exec communications gap

Here's how to bridge the doc, hospital exec communications gap

By Rachel Landen  |  June 25, 2014

Hospitals buying physician practices may find they're not speaking the same business language initially. So hospital executives need to adapt to different needs and approaches, experts cautioned HFMA attendees.

Live@HFMA Video | LifePoint's John Kerndl on the Obamacare exchanges

Live@HFMA Video | LifePoint's John Kerndl on the Obamacare exchanges

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 24, 2014

LifePoint Hospitals' operations CFO John Kerndl says the company successfully mined its patient data to identify patients who would qualify for subsidized coverage through one of the marketplaces. Half of them successfully enrolled in a plan.

HFMA unveils patient communications initiative

HFMA unveils patient communications initiative

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 23, 2014

HFMA unveiled a new initiative in its ongoing effort to provide clearer information to patients about their bills. Its latest project covers how to communicate with patients and offers guidelines for price transparency and account resolution.

Live@HFMA Video | HFMA leader Joe Fifer on transparency and value

Live@HFMA Video | HFMA leader Joe Fifer on transparency and value

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 23, 2014

Joe Fifer, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, previews the HFMA's effort to help healthcare systems rationalize their chargemasters, which are confusing consumers and confounding hospital executives called on to explain them.

Care delivery data key to lowering supply chain costs

Care delivery data key to lowering supply chain costs

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 23, 2014

“Supply chain sits at the intersection of cost, quality and outcomes,” Karen Conway, executive director of industry relations at GHX, told HFMA attendees Monday. “To do supply chain, you have to have data.”

Nurses, healthcare financial pros need to improve communications

Nurses, healthcare financial pros need to improve communications

By Rachel Landen  |  June 23, 2014

Coordinating the relationship between nurses and finance professionals is just as critical as is strengthening hospital and physician alignment to drive cost and quality improvement, said Pamela Thompson, CEO of the Association of Nurse Executives.

Newest item on the checklist: greater integration

Newest item on the checklist: greater integration

By Merrill Goozner  |  June 23, 2014

Dr. Atul Gawande through his books and articles in the New Yorker magazine successfully popularized ideas like adopting checklists to reduce medical error and targeting the sickest and costliest patients as a way of holding down healthcare costs.

Healthcare's money people plan their bets

Healthcare's money people plan their bets

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 22, 2014

About 5,000 of healthcare's money managers are descending on Las Vegas this weekend for the Healthcare Financial Management Association's 2014 National Institute. The focus of the show is how to win in high-stakes healthcare, where the only sure bets are fewer inpatients, more cost-sharing for consumers and more financial risk for providers.

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