Category Archives: Industry Topics

Revenue Cycle Conference – Reimagining for a More Efficient Tomorrow

Gillette Stadium once again played host for this year’s Revenue Cycle Conference. However, this year the conference was treated to an unobstructed view of the field, which really was a sight to see! Even though the New England Patriots were getting ready for the AFC Championship game, Coach Belichick thought the attendees should get their money’s worth when… Read More »

Get Ready for the Revenue Cycle Conference

By | January 9, 2019

It’s hard to believe, but the Revenue Cycle Conference at Gillette Stadium is only eight days away!  If you have not yet registered, you can do so online until Monday, January 14th at noon.  Visit this link for registration.  On-site registration will also be available on both Thursday and Friday at the conference. The two day program includes: A… Read More »

Get Ready for the Revenue Cycle Conference

By | December 19, 2018

We’re only four weeks away from this year’s Revenue Cycle Conference and if you are not yet registered, now is the time!  This year’s conference includes two days of educational content at the Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium, more than 50 vendors, Thursday night bowling, and great raffles and giveaways. From cost transparency to population health management, the conference… Read More »

Sponsored Post: Reasons to Be Hopeful About the US Health Industry in 2019

* * * * * This post sponsored by PwC. * * * * * The US health industry is showing signs of modernizing along the lines of tech, retail and hospitality, changes that should benefit consumers and the healthcare system overall. Once thought to operate outside the greater US economy, the industry—with its byzantine payment system, complicated… Read More »

Managing Compliance Risks within a Small Organization or with a Smaller Compliance Team

By | December 3, 2018

In the current, ever-changing regulatory environment, smaller compliance teams face unique changes. The OIG’s supplemental Compliance Program Guidance[1] published in 2005 states that ‘there is no single “best” hospital compliance program. Some hospital entities are small and may have limited resources to devote to compliance measures; others are affiliated with well-established, large, multi-facility organizations with a widely dispersed… Read More »

Harder than It Looks: Appropriate Use of the CMS Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN)

Of all the acronyms that Medicare patients become familiar with, the “ABN” is certainly not one of the favorites. An ABN, or “Advance Beneficiary Notice” is a waiver form that alerts a patient that a test or procedure will likely not be covered by Medicare, usually due to CMS medical necessity requirements regarding required diagnoses for coverage or… Read More »

Smile for the camera!

By | October 30, 2018

Between the New to Healthcare and the Accounting and Regulatory Technical Update, we’ve had two wonderful educational events in the past few weeks. Below are some pictures from these two events. If you have photos from HFMA that you’d like featured on the blog, please email them to admin@ma-ri-hfma.org. New to Healthcare Seminar & Networking:     Accounting… Read More »

Get Registered for Fall Educational Programs Today

By | October 24, 2018

Our chapter has a full schedule in November!  With two in-person programs and one webinar in before Thanksgiving, there’s something on the agenda for everyone. Capital Finance Seminar: Debt Management and Risk Management–From Basic to Complex November 1–Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110 Join us for an afternoon program highlighting debt finance and enterprise… Read More »

Trump Administration Proposes Requiring Disclosure of Drug Prices in TV Ads

The Trump Administration is moving full speed ahead with its proposals under the Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices (the “Blueprint”).  Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a proposed rule that would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to disclose the list price of their pharmaceutical products in direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) television ads (the “Proposed Rule”).  This comes only a week… Read More »

Debt Management and Risk Management: from the Basic to the Complex

By | October 16, 2018

The HFMA MA-RI Capital Finance seminar on debt management and risk management will be held on Thursday, November 1st from 1:15-6:00 at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in downtown Boston. For many companies, the CFO organization is responsible for managing debt capital and overseeing enterprise risk management. An effective risk management framework seeks to protect an organization’s capital… Read More »