Category Archives: Industry Topics

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 »

Sunshine for Mid-Level Practitioners?

By | June 12, 2018

Late last month, Senators Grassley (R-IA), Brown (D-OH), and Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Sunshine Act, a bill that would expand Physician Payment Sunshine Act reporting requirements to cover payments and other transfers of value made to advance practice nurses and physician assistants. As indicated in Senator Grassley’s announcement of the bill, the Senators are tying the expansion… Read More »

Conference Recap – The Path to Value

By | June 6, 2018

Last Friday, the Managed Care Committee held their annual conference in Norwood, MA. This year’s conference theme, “The Path to Value,” was reflected throughout the day by speakers on a variety of topics.  The morning kicked off with a welcome message from our new Chapter President, Garrett Gillespie. Following the welcome, Alex Calcagno, Director of Federal and Community… Read More »

Credentialing Strategies to Streamline Your Physician Enrollment Process

By | May 30, 2018

The Importance of Credentialing The process of credentialing refers to both obtaining approval for a provider to practice at a hospital (i.e. privileging) and to be reimbursed for services by a particular payer. Both processes require satisfying many criteria, including proof of identify, education, training, licensing and board certification, as well as verifying malpractice insurance and reviewing any… Read More »