Category Archives: Industry Topics

Evolving Strategy in a Dynamic Healthcare Environment – Registration Open

By | August 15, 2018

This year’s Accounting & Regulatory Update brings together a variety of healthcare professionals to offer their perspectives on the shifting American healthcare landscape, including industry consolidation, enhanced use of digital technology and evolving reimbursement and regulatory developments, and what it portends for healthcare providers and payers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  This seminar will also explore the growth… Read More »

New to Healthcare Seminar Registration Open

By | August 8, 2018

The Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter will be hosting its annual New to Healthcare Seminar on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Suffolk Law School.  Join us for a great day of healthcare finance basics from leaders in the industry.  The day’s topics include: Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance and Reporting (Erik Lynch, BDO USA LLP) Law, Compliance and Regulations (Timothy Hogan,… Read More »

August 2018: Where Are We Now With 340B?

By | August 1, 2018

It seems like every week, there are multiple new developments in the 340B Drug Discount Program. In just the last few weeks, we have seen a new Senate hearing, a new GAO Report, a new House hearing, and introduction of more than a dozen new bills in Congress that would impact 340B. To understand where things may be… Read More »

CMS Focuses on a Modern Medicare in New Proposed Rules

Earlier this month, CMS proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (the “PFS Proposed Rule“) and Quality Payment Program (the “QPP Proposed Rule“) with the goal of “modernizing Medicare and restoring the doctor-patient relationship.” The proposed changes achieve this goal by streamlining the billing process and reducing the amount of paperwork providers face, empowering providers to maximize use of electronic health record systems, and… Read More »

Value in Managing Chronically Ill Patients

By | July 18, 2018

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program in January 2015. The introduction of CPT code 99490 allowed provider led teams to remotely manage the health of their sickest patients. Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions among the twenty seven outlined by CMS (source) may be enrolled, after… Read More »

The Latest Issue of the HFMA Advisor is Available

By | July 17, 2018

The latest issue of the HFMA Advisor is now available online (reminder: the HFMA Advisor is no longer mailed in hard copy format).  This issue features a summary of the 2018 Physician Practice Management/Enterprise Performance Management Conference and the 2018 Wine Dinner.  The issue also includes articles on the Medicare claims backlog, data theft, salary negotiation, and medical scribes. We hope you enjoy this… Read More »

Evolution of Health Care: Bridging the Clinical, Administrative and Financial

By | June 27, 2018

By:  Frazer Buntin & Kate Rollins The new skills required to operate a value-based care business successfully are vast, and the financial return becomes viable only if a provider can go at-risk for enough lives to scale their investment. This reality is a major inhibitor to providers who want to move up the risk continuum and for those… Read More »

The Latest Issue of the HFMA Advisor is Available

By | June 26, 2018

The latest issue of the HFMA Advisor is now available online.  This issue features a summary of the 2018 Revenue Cycle Conference at Gillette Stadium and the Women’s Leadership Conference.  The issue also includes articles on “Taking Advantage of Your Risk” and “Offense Versus Defense.” We hope you enjoy this issue! Remember that past issues of the HFMA Advisor are… Read More »

Call for Speakers – Revenue Cycle Conference 2019

By | June 20, 2018

The HFMA MA-RI Revenue Cycle Committee is seeking speaker and presentation proposals for its 2019 Annual Revenue Cycle Conference (RCC) to be held on January 17th and 18th at the Gillette Stadium Clubhouse, Foxboro, MA. This is HFMA’s premier revenue cycle conference in the Northeast. Our recently expanded #HFMARCC 2-day conference has attracted 450 plus revenue cycle professionals… Read More »