David Harlow is Principal of The Harlow Group LLC, a health care law and consulting firm based in Boston, MA.
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Cost reduction a tough job for CFOsMost hospitals fall well short of their cost reduction targets, in part because the ability of chief financial officers to meaningfully impact how operational and clinical leaders approach the issue is limited.
Fixing healthcare revenue leaksPhysician practices have the lowest revenue growth in the healthcare industry. When every dollar counts, anything from a lost referral to a bad online review can impact profitability. Here are some common revenue leaks and tips on plugging them.
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