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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.
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Insurance expansion paying off for hospitals
By Beth Kutscher | June 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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Physicians seen as not ready for ICD-10 rollout, poll finds
By Beth Kutscher | June 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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Here's how to bridge the doc, hospital exec communications gap
By Rachel Landen | June 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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Live@HFMA Video | Integrating an insurance plan into a health system
By Modern Healthcare | June 25, 2014
Health First President and CEO Steven Johnson says the business strategy moves toward building membership in the health plan while the hospital becomes a cost center.
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Live@HFMA Video | Providers grapple with demand for price transparency
By Modern Healthcare | June 24, 2014
Consumers are demanding to know what healthcare costs, and providers are struggling to find a way to calculate and explain the numbers—as well as help patients understand what they're obligated to pay.
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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.
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Credit agencies warn of troubled financial outlook for hospitals
By Rachel Landen | June 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Some hospital balance sheets are rebounding to pre-recession levels but declining revenue and shrinking margins are causing credit rating agencies to look askance at the sector, according to industry experts.
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Success with value-based contracts called a balancing act
By Beth Kutscher | June 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Some providers are finding that success with value-based contracts depends on whether they can counter lower inpatient volume by adding new customers.
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Helping Healthcare Organizations Go Paperless with Bank of America Merrill Lynch
By Modern Healthcare Custom Media | June 24, 2014
Hear how Bank of America Merrill Lynch is helping healthcare organizations go paperless to streamline operations and enhance profitability.
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Insights for Today's Healthcare CFO from Emdeon's Kris Joshi
By Modern Healthcare Custom Media | June 24, 2014
What is the biggest challenge facing today's CFO? What trends in healthcare are encouraging growth? What will impact patient collections? These three questions are addressed by Kris Joshi, Vice President of Products at Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions.
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Optimizing Financial and Clinical Performance Amid Healthcare Reform
By Modern Healthcare Custom Media | June 23, 2014
Modern Healthcare Custom Media talks with Clinical Intelligence CEO Laurie Jaccard at HFMA's ANI convention
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ICD-10: Don't Stop Training for the Marathon
June 23, 2014
AHIMA's Clinical Documentation for ICD-10 by Specialty training provides interactive, online training on the documentation needed by physician and clinicians to support ID-10-CM/PCS coding specificity. Written by physicians, CI specialists, and medical coding experts, this program provides relevant and targeted clinical documentation training and support for physicians, clinicians, and physician...
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HFMA unveils patient communications initiative
By Beth Kutscher | June 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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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.
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Care delivery data key to lowering supply chain costs
By Beth Kutscher | June 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
“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.”
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Nurses, healthcare financial pros need to improve communications
By Rachel Landen | June 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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Vital Signs
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.
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In deal mates, health systems want infrastructure for new payment models
By Beth Kutscher | June 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Consolidation among healthcare providers is showing no signs of slowing, but more health systems are pursuing alliances from a position of strength rather than to shore up a balance sheet, according to an HFMA report.
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Vital Signs
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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