- Gregory A. Freeman, January 8, 2018
Primary care physicians get the carrot when CMS incentivizes reduced readmissions and population health, while hospitals get the stick for the same goals. Nevertheless, hospitals and health systems should benefit from physicians joining the effort.
- Christopher Cheney, January 5, 2018
Indiana's largest health system has used a 13-fold increase in its financial-adviser staff to drive down the number of uninsured patients by helping them acquire health insurance.
- Christopher Cheney, December 14, 2017
Wisconsin health system trains registration and scheduling staff to conduct sometimes-difficult financial conversations with patients.
- Gregory A. Freeman, December 4, 2017
CMS may appear to be slowing the path to value-based care by ditching some bundled payment models, but a new program could revitalize the effort. The new initiative will draw in more physicians who were not attracted to the earlier versions.
- Gregory A. Freeman, January 15, 2018
With the healthcare industry landscape so uncertain, CFOs are feeling pressure to 'advise on the financial impact every decision an organization makes.'
- Gregory A. Freeman, December 18, 2017
Healthcare financial leaders often lack a true understanding of the cost of care across service lines or populations. Focusing too much on clinical data from the medical record can lead to overlooking critical claims and demographic data.
- Gregory A. Freeman, December 11, 2017
If millions of Americans drop their healthcare coverage, providers will be forced to bill patients directly and see fewer collections. They also will see more and sicker patients in emergency rooms, already a cost center for hospitals.