HFMA’s Voices in Healthcare Finance
Outgoing HFMA National Chair Tammie Jackson reflects on a year of striving for ”Bolder, Brighter, Better”

Outgoing HFMA National Chair Tammie Jackson reflects on a year of striving for ”Bolder, Brighter, Better”

May 23, 2022

Tammie Jackson, HFMA's 2021-2022 National Chair, discusses how delaying her tenure due to the pandemic changed the message she wanted to share, how that message was received, and her final thoughts as she winds down her term.

CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum discusses price transparency, surprise billing and the future of value-based payment

CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum discusses price transparency, surprise billing and the future of value-based payment

May 16, 2022

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer interviews Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator and COO at CMS. In this interview, Blum discusses how CMS plans to phase out the public health emergency, how price transparency and surprise billing legislation are being received by provider organizations, and the effect the pandemic will have on CMS's value-based care strategy.

Come for the free haircut, stay for the behavioral health education: How the latest healthcare disruptors are meeting patients where they are

Come for the free haircut, stay for the behavioral health education: How the latest healthcare disruptors are meeting patients where they are

May 9, 2022

HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack and HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut follow up their March webinar on healthcare disruption with an episode-length Beyond the News segment about the latest innovative ventures.

BONUS EPISODE: The Body of Evidence

BONUS EPISODE: The Body of Evidence

May 2, 2022

Voices in Healthcare Finance presents The Body of Evidence, a podcast from Dr. Christopher Labos and Jonathan Jarry. 

 

In this episode, hosts Jarry and Labos speak with Dr. Barbara Hofer and Dr. Gale Sinatra, the authors of the book Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It.

Anthony Comfort of VisiQuate discusses opportunities for technology in healthcare, both in the clinical space and in revenue cycle

Anthony Comfort of VisiQuate discusses opportunities for technology in healthcare, both in the clinical space and in revenue cycle

April 25, 2022

The pandemic pushed healthcare organizations to consider how they were using their technology and where the greatest opportunities lie. This week, Anthony Comfort of VisiQuate discusses some of those opportunities as well as barriers to success. Also in this episode, Brad Brotherton of BKD discusses how his firm stands out and how its merger with DHG will strengthen its services.

The negative effect of fat bias on health outcomes

The negative effect of fat bias on health outcomes

April 11, 2022

Cardiologist and epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Labos discusses weight bias in healthcare, including what health indicators to focus on instead of weight and how to help patients who are at risk improve their health outcomes without explicit or implicit fat shaming.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

What to know about obesity discrimination in healthcare

Addressing weight bias in medicine

Can you be obese but still be healthy?

The Body of Evidence: Asthma/Screen Time/Exercise Motivation

Maintenance Phase podcast

How avoiding an awkward waiting room conversation can contribute to better health among transgender people

Why people and process are the keys to revenue cycle innovation

Why people and process are the keys to revenue cycle innovation

April 4, 2022

Michael Duke, an author and partner within the commercial healthcare segment at Guidehouse, discusses how people and process should take precedence over technology in revenue cycle. He also talks about how sponsor organization Red Dot can assist teams that are struggling with motor vehicle accident accounts.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The McPherson Principle: An Innovative Approach to Hitting the Bullseye of Revenue Cycle Performance

Your patients’ missed screening means advanced cancer: Here’s how to get patients back and how to treat them in the comfort of their own homes

Your patients’ missed screening means advanced cancer: Here’s how to get patients back and how to treat them in the comfort of their own homes

March 28, 2022

Dr. Andrew Hertler, chief medical officer at New Century Health, discusses what healthcare organizations can do to catch up on patients' missed cancer screenings. He also shares new developments in oncology that could see patients receiving treatment at home or doing virtual follow-up care.

 

Also in this episode, HFMA's Katie Gilfillan talks about the upcoming Annual Conference in Denver.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Telehealth opportunities in oncology, and Stever Robbins shares the secret to tackling email overload

Hospital-at-home promises to reshape care delivery in the United States

Have hospital-at-home programs finally come of age?

Practices grapple with an aging oncology workforce

 

The real reason people don’t get vaccinated for COVID-19? They don’t feel like it.

The real reason people don’t get vaccinated for COVID-19? They don’t feel like it.

March 14, 2022

Jacob Braude, a principal at ZS, discusses research his company conducted about how the unconscious parts of the brain affect decisions around vaccination.

 

Also in this episode, CEO Michael Bumann from sponsor Red Dot discusses his ideal client, the hospital CFO who sees value in working with an entrepreneurial company that can help improve collections on motor vehicle accident accounts with no risk.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

How behavioral science can solve healthcare hurdles as large as vaccine hesitancy

Got a COVID booster? You probably won't need another for a long time.

CDC COVID data tracker

 

To patients, the financial experience isn’t separate from the clinical one. Here’s how to leave them with a good lasting impression.

To patients, the financial experience isn’t separate from the clinical one. Here’s how to leave them with a good lasting impression.

March 7, 2022

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer interviews Jason Wolf, president and CEO of The Beryl Institute and a speaker at HFMA's upcoming Revenue Cycle Conference, about the importance of remembering the "human experience" in all aspects of healthcare.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The role of revenue cycle in elevating the human experience in healthcare

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