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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.

Insights for Today's Healthcare CFO from Emdeon's Kris Joshi

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.

ICD-10: Don't Stop Training for the Marathon

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 practices.

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.But during his keynote address Monday to hospital finance officials meeting in Las Vegas at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's Annual National Institute, he ventured into new territory.

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.

Live@HFMA Video | MetroHealth's CFO on a safety net's turnaround

Live@HFMA Video | MetroHealth's CFO on a safety net's turnaround

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 22, 2014

Not long ago Cleveland safety net system MetroHealth was posting losses and cutting jobs. But, as CFO Craig Richmond explains, the organization finished 2013 with a $19 million surplus thanks to the state's Medicaid expansion and a concerted push to deliver care as a patient-centered medical home.

HFMA chief says new wave of healthcare deals driven by value

HFMA chief says new wave of healthcare deals driven by value

By Joseph J. Fifer  |  June 21, 2014

The healthcare industry is experiencing a seismic shift as hospitals and health systems realign. The demands of today's healthcare marketplace are spurring a new wave of acquisitions and affiliations among healthcare organizations. However, as consolidation ramps up, so does the debate about the merits of these mergers.

ACA is focus of HFMA gathering

ACA is focus of HFMA gathering

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 17, 2014

While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act made insurance coverage more attainable for individuals, it also ushered in an era of greater cost-sharing for patients—and a subsequent demand for more price transparency.

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