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  • National Payment Innovation Summit Home
    a great Tuesday Via bit ly free tweet vi RT healthqx CEO Mark McAdoo will share bundledpayment insights on NPIS panel hfmaorg bit ly 1POoXJM https t co FrzXKbbORz Early Bird Discount Ends Soon for the HFMA Texas State Conference in Dallas 3 13 3 15 Register TODAY ow ly Y7QB7 stxhfma hfma Event Co Sponsors Attendee Information Payment Summit Attendees Download the new HFMA Education app to access session

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/npis/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Leadership | HFMA
    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 patient centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider centric approaches HFMA Business Profiles Optum Enabling Transformative Change Elena White vice president of risk quality and network solutions for Optum discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Payment Portals Can Improve Self Pay Collections and Support Meaningful Use Increased electronic engagement between healthcare providers and patients provides significant opportunities for improving revenue cycle metrics and encouraging patients to access EHRs This article written by Apex Founder and CEO Brian Kueppers explores a number of strategies to create synergy between patient billing online payment portals and electronic health record EHR software to realize a high ROI in speed to payment patient satisfaction and portal adoption for meaningful use HFMA Business Profiles Somnia Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve Toward Improved Anesthesia Value Somnia President and CEO Marc Koch MD MBA explains how hospitals can drive transformative change in the perioperative experience for outstanding clinical and financial outcomes HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Large Health System Drives 10 UP Patient Payments and 10 DOWN Billing related Costs Faced with a rising tide of bad debt a large Southeastern healthcare system was seeing a sharp decline in net patient revenues The need to improve collections was dire By integrating critical tools and processes the health system was able to increase online payments and improve its financial position Taking a holistic approach increased overall collection yield by 10 while costs came down because the number of statements sent to patients fell by 10 which equated to a 1 3M annualized improvement in patient cash over a six month period This case study explains how HFMA Business Profiles PMMC Navigating Revenue Cycle Management Challenges as Value Based Purchasing Emerges PMMC President Roger L Shaul discusses the effects of healthcare reform on revenue cycle management and how PMMC s products help clients adapt to a changing financial environment HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY ICD 10 Managing Performance With the ICD10 deadline quickly approaching and daily responsibilities not slowing down final preparations

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/Leadership/ (2016-02-10)
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  • hfm Blog
    ever before and organizations should adjust their collections processes accordingly Four Ways to Prepare for Price Transparency Dialogue with Patients Hospital patient access departments should prepare for new questions and demands due to the greater financial responsibility patients face for health care 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

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/hfmblog/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Revenue Cycle Strategist
    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 patient centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider centric approaches HFMA Business

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/rcs/ (2016-02-10)
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  • eNewsletter
    Work life balance is different for everyone and can sometimes be hard to achieve Finding balance is a personal choice and what works for you may not work for others Keep experimenting until you find the right balance that works for you Book Review Author and Coach Jen Sincero Teaches You How to Embrace Your Inner Badass Author speaker and world traveling success coach Jen Sincero translates centuries of wisdom into belly up to the bar best girlfriend advice in her New York Times best seller You are a Badass How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Ask the Experts Submit Your Most Pressing Career Questions and Receive Expert Advice Whether you re looking for advice on work life balance how to find a mentor or you want to explore strategies for climbing the ladder at your company HFMA HERe wants to hear from you Submit your completely anonymous questions and get answers from experts who will provide valuable insight from their experience in the field Watch for answers to submitted questions in upcoming issues of HERe Email your questions to ltowers hfma org LinkedIn Group Get Thought Provoking and Inspirational Posts Daily From HERe

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/here/enewsletter/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Physician Practice Resources
    Career Opportunities HFMA Careers Your source for employment solutions Resources Job Bank Find new employment opportunities or reach out to qualified candidates Certification Expand Your Knowledge Distinguish yourself as a leader among your peers and advance your career by earning certification in our healthcare finance programs Marketplace HFMA s MAP Buyer s Resource Guide Search the Guide HFMA Resource Library Case Study Promotion Get Listed Peer Review Products Services HFMA Business Profiles Advertising Solutions Sponsorship Opportunities Evaluated Products Services Peer Review Get an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare finance workplace Revenue Cycle MAP App MAP App is a web based application that helps organizations improve revenue cycle performance based on industry standard metrics called MAP Keys Purchasing Buyer s Resource Guide Find suppliers and products in this comprehensive vendor directory for healthcare finance professionals Industry Initiatives Meet the HFP Team The Value Project About Physician Engagement Alignment Report Acquisition Affiliation Strategies Strategies for Reconfiguring Cost Structure Healthcare Dollars Sense About Price Transparency Patient Financial Communications Medical Account Resolution Patient Financial Communications Adopter Recognition Program About HFMA s Patient Financial Communications Training Program Consumer Guide to Healthcare Prices Patient Friendly Billing e Bulletin HFMA s MAP About MAP Keys MAP Keys Compliant Program MAP App MAP Awards MAP Event Physician Practice Resources Patient Friendly Billing Project Payer Resources Policy Perspectives Principles Practices Board Research Trends Best Practices Healthcare Dollars Sense Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care Managing the Transition to Value Value Project Reports Transformation toward value based healthcare is reshaping the delivery of care patient expectations and payment structures Measure Apply Perform HFMA s MAP Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics peer comparison and successful practices Physician Practice Resources Financial expertise has never been more important to physicians and other professionals who manage physician practices Whether it s preparing for new payment models managing rising operating costs or engaging with your patients as consumers an understanding of healthcare finance is key to success HFMA has long been a trusted source of information on healthcare finance In these pages HFMA offers a collection of resources expressly designed to help physician practice managers navigate challenges and opportunities in this new era of health care Featured Content Story Contest Winners Share Insights While both clinicians and hospital administrators want to and need to address waste and bend the cost curve it is a daily struggle to keep healthcare costs down while trying to deliver high quality care While progress is being made the challenge is that those ideas and experiences aren t being shared It s time to change that Tom Balcezak MD MPH Chief Medical Officer Yale New Haven Hospital Top News Stories CMS to Overhaul Meaningful Use Improvements in Hospital Acquired Conditions Stall Practices Foresee Little Benefit from CMS s ICD 10 Help Hospital Physician Practice Mergers Drive Some Price Increases Study Hospital Physician EHR Attestation Slows Quality Cost Initiatives Draw Physician Concern CMS Offers Physicians ICD

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/physician/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Career Opportunities
    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 patient centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider centric approaches HFMA Business Profiles Optum Enabling Transformative Change Elena White vice president of risk quality and network solutions for Optum discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Payment Portals Can Improve Self Pay

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/Content.aspx?id=1727 (2016-02-10)
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  • Healthcare Finance Strategies
    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 patient centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider centric approaches HFMA Business Profiles Optum Enabling Transformative Change Elena White vice president of risk quality and network solutions for Optum discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization HFMA RESOURCE LIBRARY Payment Portals Can Improve Self Pay Collections and Support Meaningful Use

    Original URL path: http://www.hfma.org/Content.aspx?id=1728 (2016-02-10)
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