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GRAND RAPIDS, MI | Jennifer Zaino | April 23, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Capital Finance, Strategic Planning
Michigan-based Metro Health has been able to set itself apart from other community hospital systems in part by its ability to access and leverage capital. Metro's success offers a template for best practices in capital acquisition through strategies such... More
Anthony Brino | April 23, 2014 | 07:17 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Operations
Hospitals may have less control over readmissions than clinicians, administrators or federal regulators would like to believe, new research suggests, meaning that the readmissions penalties imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may be... More
David Weldon | April 23, 2014 | 04:45 AM | Workforce Management
Hospitals are dependent on donations to help offset huge operating expenses. And in this turbulent time of rising costs and shrinking reimbursements, they need all the financial kindness they can get. That's why investing in philanthropy personnel is... More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | April 22, 2014 | 04:45 AM | Capital Finance
To quickly make the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, accountable care organizations must figure out where to invest and take cues from those which have mastered the model. More
Paul Cerrato | April 21, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Community Benefit
With new reporting requirements from the Affordable Care Act and increasing scrutiny of community benefits programs, executives of hospitals are taking a more critical look at their programs to make sure they're on target and creating a solid financial... More
Anthony Brino | April 18, 2014 | 09:49 AM | Capital Finance
Earnings are down but in line with forecasting, and opportunities for future growth leave executives optimistic. More
Healthcare Finance News Staff | April 18, 2014 | 09:25 AM | Workforce Management
Our weekly look at career moves in the healthcare finance sector. This issue highlights promotions, hires and fires for the week ending April 18, 2014. More
Stephanie Bouchard | April 17, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management
To get ready to participate in integrated care funded by bundled payments, behavioral health providers need to establish a new business model, with particular emphasis on establishing episode of care rates. More
Erin McCann | April 17, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Operations
After years in the shadows, operations applications are about to step into the spotlight as hospital administrators shift their focus away from clinical IT applications. More
Anthony Brino | April 16, 2014 | 09:00 AM | Compliance & Legal
The newly available data on Medicare physician reimbursement may bolster would-be whistle-blowers, but health systems and medical practices can get ahead of the issue. More
WASHINGTON | Kelsey Brimmer | April 16, 2014 | 04:45 AM | Policy and Legislation
As lawmakers try to understand the ultimate causes of the recent slowdown in healthcare spending growth, their determinations will eventually translate into policies that will impact healthcare businesses of all types. More
Chuck Green | April 16, 2014 | 04:30 AM | Billing and Collections
The Affordable Care Act has created some new realities for hospitals when it comes to billing and collecting from patients. Hospitals are adjusting by instituting a variety of processes. More