HFMA’s Voices in Healthcare Finance
A Lannister Always Pays His Medical Debts (When Offered a Reasonable Payment Plan)

A Lannister Always Pays His Medical Debts (When Offered a Reasonable Payment Plan)

April 24, 2019

Pattie Kloehn of Healthwide Solutions and Bruce Haupt of ClearBalance describe trends in patient payment plans and detail how UConn Health achieved a 230% ROI on its own patient payment program. Also, five fast facts about revenue integrity.

 

HFMA's Patient Friendly Billing

A Proactive Approach to Revenue Cycle Management

How Providence St. Joseph Health Used Variation Analysis to Engage Physicians

How Providence St. Joseph Health Used Variation Analysis to Engage Physicians

April 10, 2019

Kevin Fleming and Caleb Stowell from Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health talk about how their system addressed clinical variation. Also: Rich Daly and Chad Mulvany debut Beyond the News, a deep dive into a current hot topic in healthcare.

 

Achieving the Elusive ROI on an EHR

Achieving the Elusive ROI on an EHR

March 27, 2019

Navigant's David Burik discusses the challenges hospitals face with their electronic health records and how to maximize their systems to achieve an ROI. Also, five key elements to an effective analytics solution.

 

Episode links:

Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

Return on Analytics: Addressing the Signals in the Noise

CVS, Virtual Platforms, and How Millennials are Disrupting the Industry

CVS, Virtual Platforms, and How Millennials are Disrupting the Industry

March 13, 2019

Chad Mulvany, HFMA's director of healthcare finance policy, perspectives and analysis, shares insights on technological developments that are disrupting the industry.

 

Episode links:

Healthcare Business News

HFMA Dollars & Sense

Hospitals Should Prepare for Industry Disruption by Empowered Consumers

Disruptive Partnerships and Innovation

Shall We Play a Game?

Shall We Play a Game?

February 27, 2019

Computer hackers have been around almost as long as computers themselves, but the risks to healthcare organizations are growing. On today's episode, we explore cybersecurity in hospitals and health systems--what information hackers want, what to do after a breach occurs, and how to avoid one in the first place.

 

Links:

Safeguarding Electronic Protected Health Information: A Non-Technie Guide for Healthcare Leaders

Low-Cost Strategies to Strengthen Cybersecurity

CFOs Play a Key Role in Cybersecurity Planning

The Future of Revenue Cycle (Part 2)

The Future of Revenue Cycle (Part 2)

February 13, 2019

Nicholas Mendyka of the University of Virginia Health System Medical Center discusses price transparency, and HFMA director Todd Nelson talks about the revenue cycle of tomorrow. Also: five things patients can do to avoid surprise bills (and why hospitals should tell them).

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills

Imagine Tomorrow's Revenue Cycle at HFMA's Revenue Cycle Conference, March 20-22 in Austin, Texas

The Future of Revenue Cycle (Part 1)

The Future of Revenue Cycle (Part 1)

January 30, 2019
Nicholas Mendyka of the University of Virginia Health System Medical Center talks about the necessary coordination between clinical and financial for future revenue cycle success. Also: five key considerations for organization integration.
Disruptive Partnerships and Innovation

Disruptive Partnerships and Innovation

January 16, 2019
HFMA director Chad Mulvany discusses innovative disruption in the industry. Also: a Connecticut health system discusses mandatory e-prescribing of controlled substances.
2019: The Year of the Healthcare Consumer

2019: The Year of the Healthcare Consumer

January 2, 2019
Rick Gundling, HFMA's vice president of healthcare financial practice, discusses top challenges and opportunities in 2019 for healthcare finance leaders.
Around the World in 40 Weeks: Maternity Care Outside the U.S.

Around the World in 40 Weeks: Maternity Care Outside the U.S.

December 14, 2018

Olakunle Olaniyan, MD, MBA, FHFMA, president of Case Management Covenants, discusses what the United States can learn from other countries when it comes to maternity care. Also: an interview with Matt Houston of GHX about adoption of automated payment processes and five fast facts about hospital mergers and acquisitions. Sponsored by GHX.