Annual Conference News

Check out the latest on the top sessions at HFMA's Annual Conference.


Innovation Hub Winners Announced

Two healthcare companies were selected by HFMA Annual Conference attendees for developing the best new products at the meeting’s new Innovation Hub. Read more.


Recent OIG Compliance Guide Underscores Need for Self-Assessments

Andy Talford and Lynne Hildreth say a successful payment denials prevention strategy requires engagement across a healthcare organization and the effective use of data and technology. Read more.


Key Considerations When Forming a Physician Super Group

Ellen Stewart says forming a physician super group can be a good step for physician practices seeking to thrive in a consolidated market, but many factors need to be considered. Read more.


Keys to Building a ‘Top-Notch’ BI&A Program

William Leander outlined seven steps to ensure a well-functioning business intelligence and analytics program within a healthcare organization. Read more.


Medicaid Work Requirement Court Challenge a ‘Coin Flip’: Legal Expert

Mark Polston says there's no clear indication whether a legal challenge to the Trump administration's approval of Medicaid work requirements will succeed. Read more.


Consolidation Presents Challenges, Opportunities for Hospital Revenue Cycles

Derrick Walker addressed practices that hospitals must abide by to generate optimum revenue in the evolving landscape of mergers and acquisitions. Read more.


Helping Patients with a ‘Frailty’ Key to Value-Based Pay Success

David Blumenthal says a functional impairment separates the highest-cost patients among those with three chronic conditions so providers need to address their needs. Read more.


Keynote Speaker: Tech Already Is Reshaping Healthcare

Futurist Rubin Pillay explains that among coming trends prosumerization will see patients producing their own health care. Read more.


HFMA Chair Urges Finance Leaders to ‘Imagine Your Tomorrow’

HFMA's incoming national chair Kevin Brennan says the link between hope and innovation is critical to healthcare transformation. Read more.


Iowa Chapter Wins Shelton Award

The HFMA Iowa Chapter was awarded the association's highest chapter honor. Read more.


Hogan-Newgren Wins Morgan Award

Christine Hogan-Newgren, was awarded HFMA’s 2018 Frederick C. Morgan Individual Achievement Award for career-long contributions to HFMA and to the healthcare finance profession. Read more.


How One Provider Pitched and Won an APM Contract

Healthcare provider executive Amanda Pritchett describes how she overcame a health plan's concerns about an alternative payment model the practice developed. Read more.


Providers Must Gain Patients’ Trust to Engage Them in Their Care

Orly Avitzur says healthcare providers need to do a better job of considering treatment costs and discussing with patients their ability to pay because it improves outcomes and patient experience. Read more.


Policy Update: Payment Alignment, Growing Costs, Three Questions

Kathy Buto addresses why federal healthcare programs increasingly are pushing certain types of payment approaches. Read more.


Coming Waves of Disruption Offer Opportunities: Keynote

In his keynote, Nicholas Webb explains how three giant waves of disruption are changing the U.S. healthcare industry. Read more.


Steps Finance Leaders Should Take to Prepare for Three Key Trends: HFMA President

HFMA President & CEO Joe Fifer says healthcare finance leaders should take specific steps to prepare for the three forces reshaping their industry. Read more.


Limited Value Penetration Correlates to Little Cost Impact: Study

A study conducted by HFMA, Leavitt Partners, and McManis Consulting, with support from the Commonwealth Fund, finds value-based payment models did not show a reduction in the total cost of care or improvement in overall clinical quality outcomes at the market level. Read more.


How Leaders Should Use Technology to Engage Their Workforce

Dan Schawbel explains in his keynote that leaders in the modern workplace must promote human interaction to stave off feelings of isolation that can arise from excessive reliance on technology. Read more.


Protect Your Profit: Understand How Payment Changes Can Lead to Efficiency Improvements

David Hammer and Paul Selivanoff say maintaining margins in a changing healthcare environment starts with understanding various revenue sources and your organization’s costs. Read more.


Internal Collaboration Needed to Improve Payment

Chad Krcil explains how revenue cycle collaboration is key to improving payment under evolving federal rules. Read more.


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