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Healthcare Revenue & Cost Management

April 20, 2008
by aguerra
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Healthcare Revenue & Cost Management (HRCM) is a quarterly supplement to HCI focused on the acute care CEO and CFO. In HRCM, we provide strategic business advice on issues ranging from leadership and time management to cash management and financing; from M&A and philanthropy to facility construction and debt strategies. Do you have a story idea for HRCM, or would you like to be interviewed for our publication? If you’re an interested hospital CEO/CFO, e-mail HRCM Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra.

HRCM Fall 2008 Manning the Net

As one of Kansas City's few safety net hospitals, Truman Medical Center CFO Al Johnson must figure out how to pay for it all.

Opportunistic Buyers

Despite the credit crunch, hospital chains cautiously eye new properties. Is a shopping spree around the corner?

The Price of Success

To stand out in the evolving healthcare world, hospitals need to get their pricing in order.

HRCM Summer 2008

To Buy Or To Build?

Hospitals are facing tough choices when planning to expand.

Lean and Mean

In addition to strengthening the bottom line, process improvement methodologies are improving patient care.

Navigating the Downturn

Economic tough times often translate into more bad debt and charity care for hospitals.

HRCM Spring 2008

Banking on Donations

With revenues and profits ever shrinking, philanthropy can go a long way to bolstering hospitals’ bottom lines.

Credit Crunch Hits Hospitals

For healthcare organizations with less-than-stellar credit ratings, raising cash has become a whole lot tougher.

Regs Change Roles

Potential expansion in health savings accounts puts onus on hospitals to collect upfront.

HRCM Fall 2007

Looking for Adventure
Anticipated regulatory changes may alter the entire landscape for ambulatory surgery center joint ventures.

Getting Together
Hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions: it’s all gone local.

To Outsource or Not to Outsource
When looking to offload non-core functions, healthcare CFOs shouldn’t just focus on dollars and cents.

A Capital Project
As reimbursement rates fluctuate, CFOs find a steady hand and some creative financing can keep the bottom line looking good.

To Buy, Borrow or Lease?
As hospitals look to acquire high-priced equipment, creative financing deals get more and more attractive.

High-Stakes Contracting
When it comes to negotiating managed care contracts, some CFOs are more hands on than others, but all need to monitor the process.

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