HFMA’s Voices in Healthcare Finance
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

December 4, 2019

Nancy Johnson, CEO of El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, talks about her organization’s processes for addressing the social determinants of health among its patient population. The interview is a follow-up to Nancy's participation on a panel at HFMA's 2019 Thought Leadership Retreat (for much more on how healthcare stakeholders can address SDOH, see the report on this year’s retreat).

Also in this episode: effective leadership of teams and pricing strategy objectives.

Price Transparency: What to Know About the CMS Final Rule

Price Transparency: What to Know About the CMS Final Rule

November 20, 2019

The podcast team breaks down the recently issued CMS final rule around price transparency. Also, a rural health system in South Dakota discusses how it transformed its revenue cycle by focusing on self-pay patients.

How to Kill Surprise Bills

How to Kill Surprise Bills

November 6, 2019

David Shelton of PatientMatters talks about how the industry can eliminate surprise bills for good. Rich Daly interviews Paul Anderson from Strata Decision Technology about total cost of care. Also, five ways to engage millennial patients. 

 

Check out this HFMA resource tracking trends and insights on understanding and utilizing total cost of care data: 

www.hfma.org/tcoc 

A Legislator, a Supply Chain Manager and a Productivity Expert Walk Into a Podcast

A Legislator, a Supply Chain Manager and a Productivity Expert Walk Into a Podcast

October 23, 2019

Keynote speaker and comedienne Jan McInnis shares tips for using humor in the workplace. Marty Lucenti of sponsor organization Vizient, and Stacy Brethauer of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center talk about creating a clinically-integrated supply chain. HFMA's LMS Channel Manager Maegan Bishop provides five tips for being more productive.

Optimizing the Patient Experience in an Era of Consumerism

Optimizing the Patient Experience in an Era of Consumerism

October 9, 2019

Nick Hut interviews Michelle Stansbury of Houston Methodist about her organization's work toward a better patient experience. Also: Katie Gilfillan, HFMA's director, healthcare finance policy, physician and clinical practice, joins Rich Daly and Chad Mulvany to talk about the major themes discussed at the Association's recent Thought Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C. This episode is sponsored by Vizient, Inc.

Special Episode: CMS Transparency Effort Misses the Mark

Special Episode: CMS Transparency Effort Misses the Mark

September 27, 2019

On the day that public comments were due to CMS on its proposed rule that would require the controversial public release of rates hospitals negotiated with health plans, Joe Fifer, president and CEO of HFMA, and Chad Mulvany, director of health finance policy and analysis for HFMA, preview their comments to CMS. Learn about the promise and peril of the approach CMS is taking to this key transparency issue.

Marcus Whitney on the First Steps Toward Innovation

Marcus Whitney on the First Steps Toward Innovation

September 25, 2019

Health:Further's Marcus Whitney talks about the importance of narrative in innovation and why leaders to managers to staff should have a place at the table. HFMA's Chair, Mike Allen, whose theme is "Dare You to Move," interviews G Shah of sponsor organization Change Healthcare about how his company is daring to move the industry forward. Finally, sponsor CareCredit shares five ways to measure the patient financial experience.

Consumerism, Supply Chain Management, and Provider-Sponsored Health Plans

Consumerism, Supply Chain Management, and Provider-Sponsored Health Plans

September 11, 2019

Jim Higgins of Solutionreach shares his thoughts about consumerism in healthcare, and Kenny Scher from Nexera discusses supply chain management. Also: five lessons on starting a provider-sponsored health plan.

The Hospital Impact of the ‘Public Charge’ Immigrant Rule

The Hospital Impact of the ‘Public Charge’ Immigrant Rule

August 28, 2019

Rich Daly and Chad Mulvany discuss the impact the "public charge" rule will have on hospitals. Jim Zadoorian of ARXchange talks about a new approach to price transparency. Also, Strata Decision Technology provides five ways healthcare organizations can prepare for the future with strategic planning.

The Art and Science of EHR Upgrades

The Art and Science of EHR Upgrades

August 14, 2019

Jonce Smith of Stoltenberg Consulting discusses best practices to employ when conducting an electronic health record system upgrade. Also: five ways to address physician burnout.