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Leverage Technology Investments to Fit New Payment Models

Jason Williams, Vice President, Business Analytics, RelayHealth, talks about what decision makers can do to effectively manage the crossover of clinical and financial data processes in the era of new payment...

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HealthLeaders 20: A. Mark Fendrick
December 2, 2009
An interview with A. Mark Fendrick, one of our 2009 HealthLeaders 20.

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The Construction Market and Hospital Business
November 30, 2009
Jim Haughey, PhD, Chief Economist for Reed Construction Data, discusses how the recovery of the construction market nationwide affects hospitals and the economy overall.

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Hospital Finances: On the Mend?
November 9, 2009
An interview with Gary Pickens, PhD, from the Center for Healthcare Improvement, with a look at their recent findings on hospital financial recovery.

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Getting More Out of Your Revenue Cycle
September 28, 2009
Tony Reisz, CEO of Ontario Systems, talks about how hospitals can squeeze more out of their revenue cycle through a focused front-end effort.

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Get Rid of the Paper Trail
September 14, 2009
You could see as much as a 50% reduction in costs if you go fully electronic when it comes to credentialing, says Matthew Haddad of Merversant. [Sponsored by Emdeon]

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Making the Business Case for Electronic Swipe Cards
August 17, 2009
Dr. Leonard Wilkerson of UnitedHealthcare estimates electronic swipe cards could save providers more than $1 billion a year. [Sponsored by Emdeon]

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Prioritizing Capital Projects
June 30, 2009
Sandra Lawrence, CFO for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO, discusses capital spending planning and financing strategies.

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From HFMA: Finance Help for Patients
June 17, 2009
Jerry Smith, vice president of revenue cycle at St. Vincent's Health System, discusses the successful implementation of a patient financial assistance program, live from HFMA.

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How to Find an Extra Million Dollars
June 15, 2009
Can you pull out an additional million or two from your revenue cycle? After 25 years in the business Karen Bowden, president of consulting for ClaimTrust, knows all the places to look.

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Revenue Cycle Overhaul
June 1, 2009
With a deteriorating cash position, Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, WY, recently completed an overhaul of its revenue cycle, dropping its net AR from 90 to 61 days.

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Hospital-Physician Alignment: What You Need to Know Today
May 18, 2009
Deane Corliss, vice-chair of the Health Care Practice Group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, discusses what is driving hospital-physician alignment today and offers sound advice before you pony up the legal fees.

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Preparing for RAC Appeals
May 4, 2009
Ed Gaines, vice president and chief compliance officer with CBIZ Medical Management Professionals, describes how hospitals are handling the RAC appeals process.

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Lenders Trace a Solid Line to Washington
April 20, 2009
With angst wrapped around healthcare reform, Kevin Lavender, the head of Fifth Third Bank's national healthcare practice, discusses how lenders are paying closer attention to hospital management teams.

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Are Hospital Acquisitions Making a Comeback?
April 13, 2009
There has been a shift in the market with smaller hospitals completing acquisition deals. John Reiboldt, of the Coker Group, discusses the market conditions and what it takes to make a purchase these days.

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Squeezing More from Your Insurer
March 16, 2009
David Neikrug, chief executive officer of Optimatum Group LLC, talks about how companies are managing to cut their healthcare costs in ways that don't involve shifting costs directly onto employees.

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Planning Through the Crisis
March 2, 2009
Jason Sussman, a partner at Kaufman, Hall and Associates, discusses the myriad challenges hospital CFOs are currently dealing with, from forced layoffs to an inability to borrow.

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Vulture Valuations
February 16, 2009
Leigh Walton, a partner with the law firm of Bass Berry and Sims and the co-chair of that firm's Healthcare Practice Group, discusses the prospects for healthcare M&A in the coming year and beyond.

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Reeling in the Revenue
January 12, 2009
Jerry Miller, MD, president of Holston Medical Group in East Tennessee, talks about strategizing on investments needed to make in strategic initiatives to diversify revenue streams.

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