archive-org.com » ORG » H » HFMA.ORG

Total: 824

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Topic Listing Landing
    1997 according to a November 2011 report Analysis Hospital Cost Savings Opportunities Identified An analysis by Premier healthcare alliance has identified measurable hospital savings opportunities in 15 categories Healthcare Cost Containment October 2012 Issue The October 2012 issue of HFMA s newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment offers practical strategies for financial strength Strategies for Linking Revenue Cycle and Supply Chain A strong partnership between revenue cycle operations and supply chain management is essential to protecting revenue integrity Delivering Value to Multiple Stakeholders 2013 and Beyond Four strategies can help payers and providers give their customers more value for the dollar as health reforms emerge over the next few years Raising Cost Awareness Among Physicians After his third year of medical school Neel Shah MD founded a not for profit organization called Costs of Care Its mission to empower patients and their caregivers to deflate medical bills A Better Approach to Cost Estimation Improving cost estimating in cost centers where physicians have the most control of operating expenses can give hospitals better control of their strategic bottom line 5 Ways to Reduce Noise Levels in Patient Care Areas Learn five ways Phoenix Children s Hospital reduced noise levels for its youngest patients Building New Models for Population Health Management Scott White Healthcare In an era of value based care all providers should be taking steps toward population health management industry thought leaders agree Making Post Acute Care Assets Viable A System s Approach to Continuing Care In 14 months leaders at Spectrum Health turned around their lagging post acute care businesses and launched a comprehensive continuing care network A New Model for Care Population Management In an era of value based care all providers should be taking steps toward population health management industry thought leaders agree Creating a Better Acuity Based Model for Nurse Staffing Ellen Harper chief nursing officer for Cerner Corporation explains a recently developed nurse staffing model and shares staffing challenges and solutions Performance Improvement in the Perioperative System Healthcare finance leaders have an important role to play in guiding clinical and financial improvements in hospitals Addressing Healthcare Complexity Over the years analogies to various manufacturing and service industries have highlighted opportunities to improve the quality outcomes and costs of health service delivery 5 Ways to Make Cost Accounting a Strategic Function in Hospitals Learn five proven methodologies to make cost accounting efforts efficient and accurate A Conversation with My Mother on Healthcare Value Healthcare organizations should capitalize on accomplishments by promoting them to staff physicians and the community Managing Margins Through Physician Engagement The realities of healthcare reform are driving hospitals and physicians to recognize margin management as a key component in securing a financially viable healthcare delivery system for the 21st century 5 Ways to Reduce Variation Scripps Health shares five of the health system s most successful strategies for reducing variation Page 1 of 4 Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment Steve Scibetta senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems healthcare product line shares insights into effectively managing receivables HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY The Future of Online Patient Billing Portals This white paper written by Apex President Patrick Maurer discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments Providers are now seeking ways to incrementally collect more payments due from patients as well as speeding up the rate

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/TopicList.aspx?id=12524&taxid=456 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Topic Listing Landing
    year and has saved 10 000 manpower hours after automating its supply charge capture Web Extra At ThedaCare Lean Processes Are Improving Productivity and Reducing Costs Productivity has increased 20 percent at ThedaCare since Lean Six Sigma processes were adopted across the organization and have saved more than 2 200 per patient on one unit alone Web Extra Simple Reminders Can Reduce Blood Test Costs Hospitals can achieve cost savings by reminding surgical house staff and attending physicians about the charges associated with ordering daily blood drawing for routine blood work At Sacred Heart All Employees Including Finance Take Time Off During Low Census Periods Sacred Heart Hospital of Eau Claire Wis cuts labor costs during periods of low census by having fixed staff and variable staff take time off Labor Cost Audit Produces Savings without Layoffs Good Samaritan Hospital became more labor efficient by focusing not on how many employees are being paid but on how and why they are being paid and saved nearly 2 million Reallocating Post Discharge Calls Enhances the Patient Experience and the Bottom Line Too often the task of calling discharged patients to ensure appropriate follow up care falls on an already overburdened hospital nurse Outsourcing the task may lead to improved care happier patients and lower readmission rates Web Extra Making the Laboratory the Leader in Clinical Integration Clinical integration will soon emerge as the long term strategic imperative for community hospitals and health systems Web Extra PwC Ranks Top Health Industry Issues for 2012 PwC has identified key areas that health organizations will be focused on in 2012 Reducing Labor Costs Requires Practical Thinking Data Linking Healthcare consultant Kelly E Styles discusses how poor habits and entrenched practice patterns among administrators and physicians can get in the way of reducing labor expenses Healthcare Cost Containment December 2011 Issue A look at the issues covered in the December 2011 issue of HFMA s newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment Physician Strategies that Drive Results and Improve Value In the last year Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center s cardiovascular unit has shaved three days off of its length of stay reduced treatment costs by thousands of dollars and improved quality measures such as door to balloon time thanks largely to its innovative partnerships with physicians Driving Out Waste in Health Care Learn the innovative approaches two health systems are using to limit variation and waste and improve value Finding Savings Beyond the Supply Chain For some hospitals and health systems cost savings opportunities related to physician preference items and medical surgical items have been exhausted and it s time to widen the scope to purchased services Reallocating Post Discharge Calls Enhances the Patient Experience and the Bottom Line Too often the task of calling discharged patients to ensure appropriate follow up care falls on an already overburdened hospital nurse Outsourcing the task may lead to improved care happier patients and lower readmission rates Improving Transportation Services Delivers 1 Million in Savings By carefully reviewing transportation services across every part of its system a large delivery network was able to uncover inefficiencies that inflated costs in the supply chain Analysis Hospital Cost Savings Opportunities Identified An analysis by Premier healthcare alliance has identified measurable hospital savings opportunities in 15 categories Page 1 of 7 Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/TopicList.aspx?id=12524&taxid=457 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Topic Listing Landing
    offers a number of practical strategies for physician engagement by finance Study Examines Variation in Knee Replacement Surgery Administrative data on total knee replacement surgery from five health systems showed substantial variation in surgery duration length of stay LOS discharge dispositions and in hospital complication rates The Bottom Line Value of Patient Experience An Interview with Jason A Wolf Effectively engaging healthcare consumers can have a significant impact on quality of care outcomes satisfaction and revenue Honing in on Costly Variation Focusing on clinical and operational across multiple facilities enabled one health system to more effectively pinpoint trouble spots and has led to millions of dollars in cost reductions Healthcare Cost Containment October 2012 Issue The October 2012 issue of HFMA s newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment offers practical strategies for financial strength EHR Order Sets Save Memorial Hermann 1 4 Million The majority of inpatients at Memorial Hermann now receive care based on evidence based treatment protocols and are benefiting from improved patient safety Strategies for Linking Revenue Cycle and Supply Chain A strong partnership between revenue cycle operations and supply chain management is essential to protecting revenue integrity Rising Obesity Rates Could Drive Up Healthcare Costs Healthcare costs could rise by 66 billion annually if state obesity rates continue Addressing Nurse Burnout Can Decrese Cost Related to Infections Reducing burnout in registered nurses may lead to lower rates of healthcare associated urinary tract and surgical site infections according to a study published in the August issue of American Journal of Infection Control Study Shows Extended Office Hours Could Yield Lower Healthcare Spending A study conducted by the University of California Davis School of Medicine shows a connection between access to extended office hours and lower healthcare spending according to an article published in the September October issue of The Annals of Family Medicine Finding Savings Beyond the Supply Chain For some hospitals and health systems cost savings opportunities related to physician preference items and medical surgical items have been exhausted and it s time to widen the scope to purchased services Driving Out Waste in Health Care Learn the innovative approaches two health systems are using to limit variation and waste and improve value Improving Transportation Services Delivers 1 Million in Savings By carefully reviewing transportation services across every part of its system a large delivery network was able to uncover inefficiencies that inflated costs in the supply chain Patient Flow Strategy Cuts ED Wait Times in Half at Florida Hospital Naples Community Healthcare System s approach also led to decreased length of stay and improvements in diagnostic screening completions and patient satisfaction Medical Mobility Strategic Cost Considerations Implementing a wireless infrastructure that can meet current and future demands for mobile health applications can be an expensive proposition Finance officers should know their options Analysis Hospital Cost Savings Opportunities Identified An analysis by Premier healthcare alliance has identified measurable hospital savings opportunities in 15 categories A Model of Supply Chain Success Sisters of Mercy Health System ROi As a recognized supply chain leader ROi at Sisters of Mercy Health System uses innovative and practical strategies that health systems of all sizes can employ to improve their own supply chains Page 1 of 16 Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment Steve Scibetta senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems healthcare product

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/TopicList.aspx?id=12524&taxid=458 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Topic Listing Landing
    Contain Costs Through Care Innovation Because 80 percent of healthcare costs are related to care for patients with multiple health conditions comorbidities hospitals should focus on ways to improve care delivery and processes for these patients Uncovering Additional Value in Transportation Services How can hospitals and health systems gain greater efficiency in transportation services and reduce costs One transportation executive provides strategies organizations should consider Healthcare Cost Containment February 2012 Issue A look at the February 2012 issue of HFMA s Healthcare Cost Containment newsletter featuring strategies for reducing costs related to labor supply chain service line management and other areas in hospitals and health systems Keys to Engaging Physicians in Finance Credibility and Trust Physicians are more likely to be engaged in hospital finance initiatives if they understand the logic behind such initiatives and have trust in the credibility of the data and in the leaders who will guide the change EHR Order Sets Save Memorial Hermann 1 4 Million The majority of inpatients at Memorial Hermann now receive care based on evidence based treatment protocols and are benefiting from improved patient safety Per Encounter Costs The First Step to True Cost Containment The Cleverleys break down the steps involved in measuring encounter costs and share an example that points to the need for more specificity and clarity in evaluating these costs Pittsburgh Mercy Creating a Real Time Collaborative Forecast System In response to explosive growth corporate changes and the volatile healthcare environment Pittsburgh Mercy Health System adopted a flexible planning tool for forecasting and budgeting Engaging Physicians in Bundled Pricing via Care Paths Before negotiating a bundled price for an episode of care finance leaders need to work with physicians to define the episode of care Continuing Care Networks Affiliating with Post Acute Providers Close working relationships with post acute care providers will be a key success factor as hospitals prepare for readmission penalties accountable care and bundled payment Tool Sample Value Analysis Team Charters What began as an initiative to reduce supply chain costs by 1 1 million in one year at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany Ind has resulted in more than 4 million in savings over a two year period increased collaboration Understanding the Dollars Tied to Readmissions UMMMC s Approach A detailed financial analysis has helped UMass Memorial Medical Center UMMMC determine how to make up for revenue lost from reducing readmissions Bending the Cost Curve DIY Strategic financial leaders must become champions for finding less expensive combinations of resources to produce goods and services of acceptable quality Addressing Nurse Burnout Can Decrese Cost Related to Infections Reducing burnout in registered nurses may lead to lower rates of healthcare associated urinary tract and surgical site infections according to a study published in the August issue of American Journal of Infection Control Study Shows Extended Office Hours Could Yield Lower Healthcare Spending A study conducted by the University of California Davis School of Medicine shows a connection between access to extended office hours and lower healthcare spending according to an article published in the September October issue of The Annals of Family Medicine Healthcare Cost Containment October 2012 Issue The October 2012 issue of HFMA s newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment offers practical strategies for financial strength Page 1 of 19 Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/TopicList.aspx?id=12524&taxid=459 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Topic Listing Landing
    quality of care outcomes satisfaction and revenue Model of Supply Chain Success BJC HealthCare Earning the trust of its academic and community physicians has helped BJC HealthCare achieve millions of dollars in savings on high cost physician preference items Strategies for Improving Value in Hospitals Effective supply chain management incorporates strategies that support better care as well as lower costs Healthcare Cost Containment April 2012 Issue Inside the April 2012 issue of HFMA s newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment featuring practical strategies for reducing labor expenses supply chain costs service line costs and other expenses affecting hospitals and health systems One Hospital s Long Term Commitment to Energy Efficiency Simple changes like using more efficient light bulbs have helped to drive millions in annual savings for a once energy inefficient hospital 5 Ways to Combat Rising Food Prices Trimming the fat from hospital food costs is challenging when budgets may already be pretty lean A combination of tactics can keep food costs low and quality high Yale New Haven Forecasts 7 Figure Savings with Perpetual OR Inventory Management Tracking and documenting expensive implants as they are used is expected to save 1 million this year for a teaching hospital with a busy OR Physician Strategies that Drive Results and Improve Value In the last year Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center s cardiovascular unit has shaved three days off of its length of stay reduced treatment costs by thousands of dollars and improved quality measures such as door to balloon time thanks largely to its innovative partnerships with physicians 6 Strategies for Reducing Human Resources Costs A 1 percent increase in a hospital s overall retention rate could save the organization as much as 1 million Learn what recruitment metrics every hospital should track to reduce costs enhance efficiency and protect revenue Readmissions Higher for Nonsurgical Patients Thirty day readmission rates for non surgical hospitalizations were consistently higher than readmission rates for surgical hospitalization across payer and age groups according to a study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Electronic Access to Tests May Increase Test Ordering Having access to electronic imaging results may increase the likelihood that physicians will order another test according to a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs Researchers analyzed the records of 28 741 patient visits to 1 187 office based physicians in 2008 How Redesigning Diabetes Care at Partners HealthCare Improved Value In October 2010 Partners HealthCare in Boston undertook an ambitious initiative to redesign care plans for four conditions and one procedure throughout a defined episode of care The goal to improve patient outcomes while reducing readmissions and utilization by 10 percent and unit costs by 5 percent Healthcare Cost Containment February 2012 Issue A look at the February 2012 issue of HFMA s Healthcare Cost Containment newsletter featuring strategies for reducing costs related to labor supply chain service line management and other areas in hospitals and health systems Study Shows Extended Office Hours Could Yield Lower Healthcare Spending A study conducted by the University of California Davis School of Medicine shows a connection between access to extended office hours and lower healthcare spending according to an article published in the September October issue of The Annals of Family Medicine Rising Obesity Rates Could Drive Up Healthcare Costs Healthcare costs could rise by 66 billion annually if state obesity rates continue Page 1 of 8 Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/TopicList.aspx?id=12524&taxid=460 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Topic Listing Landing
    Revenue Cycle Specialists Now Offers Certification HFMA s Certified Revenue Cycle Representative program now provides certification for healthcare finance professionals who demonstrate high levels of revenue cycle expertise The High Cost of Alienating a Patient The economic value of one patient is 500 000 so maintaining patient satisfaction is important to providers Patient Flow Strategy Cuts ED Wait Times in Half at Florida Hospital Naples Community Healthcare System s approach also led to decreased length of stay and improvements in diagnostic screening completions and patient satisfaction EHR Order Sets Save Memorial Hermann 1 4 Million The majority of inpatients at Memorial Hermann now receive care based on evidence based treatment protocols and are benefiting from improved patient safety Driving Out Waste in Health Care Learn the innovative approaches two health systems are using to limit variation and waste and improve value Honing in on Costly Variation Focusing on clinical and operational across multiple facilities enabled one health system to more effectively pinpoint trouble spots and has led to millions of dollars in cost reductions The Bottom Line Value of Patient Experience An Interview with Jason A Wolf Effectively engaging healthcare consumers can have a significant impact on quality of care outcomes satisfaction and revenue Simplifying Medication Delivery Saves Nearly 2 Million for Medical Center Simplifying medication distribution saved nearly 2 million for South Jersey Health Care Targeting the High Costs of Infant Care Learn how standardizing the treatment for feverish infants saved one health system nearly 2 million in one year Reducing Length of Stay and Infection Rates for Colorectal Surgery Berkshire Medical Center used evidence based order sets to reduce infection rates for colorectal surgery Healthcare Cost Containment October 2012 Issue The October 2012 issue of HFMA s newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment offers practical strategies for financial strength Study Shows Extended Office Hours Could Yield Lower Healthcare Spending A study conducted by the University of California Davis School of Medicine shows a connection between access to extended office hours and lower healthcare spending according to an article published in the September October issue of The Annals of Family Medicine Addressing Healthcare Complexity Over the years analogies to various manufacturing and service industries have highlighted opportunities to improve the quality outcomes and costs of health service delivery Tool Sample Performance Review Form Insurance Follow Up Patient accounting supervisors at Centra Health use this form to track and assess how well employees follow up on insurance claims Creating a Better Acuity Based Model for Nurse Staffing Ellen Harper chief nursing officer for Cerner Corporation explains a recently developed nurse staffing model and shares staffing challenges and solutions Delivering Value to Multiple Stakeholders 2013 and Beyond Four strategies can help payers and providers give their customers more value for the dollar as health reforms emerge over the next few years Page 1 of 7 Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment Steve Scibetta senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems healthcare product line shares insights into effectively managing receivables HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY The Future of Online Patient Billing Portals This white paper written by Apex President Patrick Maurer discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments Providers are now seeking ways to incrementally collect more payments due from patients as well as speeding up the rate of collections This white paper shows why

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/TopicList.aspx?id=12524&taxid=461 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Topic Listing Landing
    Strategic Capital Planning for Mobile Clinical Assets A four step process for controlling costs related to infusion pumps defibrillators and other mobile clinical assets for healthcare finance leaders Analysis Hospital Cost Savings Opportunities Identified An analysis by Premier healthcare alliance has identified measurable hospital savings opportunities in 15 categories 4 Steps to Managing Supply Chain in Labor and Delivery Texas Children s Hospital shares four strategies for success in managing supply chain in labor and delivery Healthcare Cost Containment February 2012 Issue A look at the February 2012 issue of HFMA s Healthcare Cost Containment newsletter featuring strategies for reducing costs related to labor supply chain service line management and other areas in hospitals and health systems Honing in on Costly Variation Focusing on clinical and operational across multiple facilities enabled one health system to more effectively pinpoint trouble spots and has led to millions of dollars in cost reductions Healthcare Cost Containment August 2012 Issue View the lineup for the August 2012 issue of HFMA s newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment featuring strategies for reducing healthcare labor and supply expenses and other costs CFOs Can Be Influential in Reducing Waste and Improving Quality Intermountain s chief quality officer shares strategies that finance leaders and other healthcare professionals can use to enhance efficiency and quality of care while cutting costs Driving Out Waste in Health Care Learn the innovative approaches two health systems are using to limit variation and waste and improve value Finding Savings Beyond the Supply Chain For some hospitals and health systems cost savings opportunities related to physician preference items and medical surgical items have been exhausted and it s time to widen the scope to purchased services How Supply Chain Initiatives Saved More than 20 Million at Geisinger A series of initiatives at Geisinger Health System is transforming the supply chain into a service that supports higher quality and more cost effective care Strategies for Improving Value in Pharmacy Operations At Covenant Health System in Lubbock Texas efforts to reduce pharmacy costs have led to enhanced quality of care patient safety and clinician satisfaction Improving Transportation Services Delivers 1 Million in Savings By carefully reviewing transportation services across every part of its system a large delivery network was able to uncover inefficiencies that inflated costs in the supply chain A New Model for Care Population Management In an era of value based care all providers should be taking steps toward population health management industry thought leaders agree Building New Models for Population Health Management Scott White Healthcare In an era of value based care all providers should be taking steps toward population health management industry thought leaders agree Surgery Cost Control Battling the Myth of the Midas Touch Hospitals can improve their financial performance in high revenue surgical service lines by detecting and addressing supply cost problems A Conversation with My Mother on Healthcare Value Healthcare organizations should capitalize on accomplishments by promoting them to staff physicians and the community Page 1 of 7 Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment Steve Scibetta senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems healthcare product line shares insights into effectively managing receivables HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY The Future of Online Patient Billing Portals This white paper written by Apex President Patrick Maurer discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments Providers are

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/TopicList.aspx?id=12524&taxid=462 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Topic Listing Landing
    implement Medicaid payment for primary care services furnished by certain physicians during certain calendar years at rates not less than the Medicare rates in effect in those years HFMA s Regulatory Sound Bites An Overview of the Final 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment Rule This presentation highlights important information contained in the FY13 IPPS Final Rule CY13 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Fact Sheet This fact sheet contains information on the proposed rule released by CMS updating payment rates under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY13 CMS Accountable Care Organization Proposed Rule Executive Summary This executive summary highlights major provisions of the ACO proposed rule published by CMS Section by section bullet points follow the summary The Burning Platform One Year Later HFMA President and CEO Dick Clarke addresses key impacts of the healthcare reform law describes key organizational competencies that are critical for success and profiles organizations that exemplify these competencies An Overview of Major Provisions of the Healthcare Reform Bill H R 3590 This presentation highlights the major initiatives contained in the new health reform bill Stage 2 Meaningful Use Final Rule Key Dates This document contains tables with useful dates and timelines pertaining to Stage 2 meaningful use criteria published in the September 4 2012 final rule Hospital Inpatient Value Based Purchasing Program Fact Sheet This fact sheet includes updates to the hospital inpatient value based purchasing program developed by CMS to reward hospitals for meeting certain performance standards established for a performance period Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Overview This fact sheet dicusses aspects of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program as mandated by the Affordable Care Act ACA Investing in Value Business Models Intelligence and Risk During HFMA s recent Thought Leadership Retreat participants explored how healthcare providers can develop the key competencies needed to succeed under value based business models ACO Comparison Table Proposed vs Final Rule This table from CMS outlines the differences between the Proposed Rule and the Final Rule for Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program HFMA ACO Resources Page HFMA comments on CMS s proposed rule on Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations Demonstration Project Compendium Provides an overview of physician and hospital payment demonstration projects sponsored by private sector organizations and CMS Key Questions to Prepare for Health Insurance Exchanges This tool provides questions to help prepare your organization for health insurance exchanges State Implementation of Health Insurance Exchanges This resource provides a way to track the actions that states are taking to implement health insurance exchange development Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative Fact Sheet CMS announces its request for applications for providers to test episode based payment for care using bundled payment methods under the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative HFMA s Bundled Payment Resource Page Below are links to bundled payment resources CMMI Bundled Payment Freeware Analysis Package View the resource for developing bundled payment bids Stage 2 Meaningful Use of Certified Electronic Health Records Technology Proposed Rule Summary This summary describes the stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals EPs eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals CAHs must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments Page 1 of 3 Advertisements HFMA Business Profiles McKesson Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking and How to Improve Your Results Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever and more critical With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise providers have seen their billing related costs and accounts receivable levels increase If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what s working and what s not in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results HFMA Business Profiles Accretive Health Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment Emad Rizk MD president and CEO of Accretive Health discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY 10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume and Reduce Costs No two patients are the same Each has a very personal healthcare experience and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill It s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach but take control of rising collection costs HFMA Business Profiles Conifer Health Solutions Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health Jim Bohnsack vice president solution corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies Approaching New Problems with New Approaches This white paper written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services Carrie Romandine discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections Further targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction i e point of service customer service patient statements and analyzed regularly for maximized results HFMA Business Profiles Ontario Systems Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment Steve Scibetta senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems healthcare product

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/TopicList.aspx?id=12524&taxid=463 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive



  •