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The annual Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) conference includes the induction of the organization’s new board chair, its chief elected officer. For 2017-18, the position belongs to Carol Friesen, MPH, vice president of health system services at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Patients are increasingly basing decisions about their care on concerns about high deductibles and rising out of pocket costs. This in turn affects how satisfied they are with their care, which means revenue cycle management (RCM) shouldn’t ignore a patient’s difficulties in paying their bills.

In his first address as president of the American Medical Association, David Barbe, MD, MHA, encouraged physicians at the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago to “put their expertise to work” in the debate over healthcare legislation and not be “corrupted or co-opted” by partisanship.

Barbara McAneny, MD, is the new president-elect of the American Medical Association, winning the vote at the AMA’s annual meeting for a one-year term beginning in June 2018.

General Electric (GE) CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt is stepping down after 16 years at the helm of the company. His replacement will be GE Healthcare President and CEO John Flannery, who will take over the CEO role on August 1 and the chairman position at the beginning of 2018.

 

Recent Headlines

NIH Director Collins may stay in Trump administration

Republicans on congressional committees which oversee the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are encouraging President-elect Donald Trump to retain the agency’s current director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD.

Cleveland Clinic CEO named to panel of Trump advisers

Toby Cosgrove, MD, the longtime CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic, will sit on a 16-member panel of business leaders offering expertise on job and economic growth to President-elect Donald Trump.

#NotMyAMA: Physicians lash out at association support for Trump’s HHS pick

Major medical associations largely praised the choice of U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, for HHS Secretary, but those endorsements didn't sit well with some doctors.

ACA, MACRA critic Tom Price is Trump’s pick for HHS Secretary

Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, will be appointed to run HHS by President-elect Donald Trump, giving the administration’s top healthcare post to a staunch proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Seema Verma to head CMS under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has selected a health policy consulting firm CEO with close ties to his vice president and experience in Medicaid expansion to head CMS.

CFO change at Allina after nursing strikes cost system $105 million

Allina Health will be getting a new CFO after the system posted a $67.7 million operating loss for the third quarter following two separate nursing strikes in 2016.

Implement these 3 HR practices to save money, improve care

The talent of individual physicians can help save lives, but a truly successful hospital system has an HR department that understands how to empower and motivate physicians to provide quality care for patients. 

CEO of NY’s public hospital system stepping down

NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Ram Raju, MD, will be giving up the post at the end of November, after nearly three years in charge.

HCA transferring ownership of Okla. hospitals for $750 million

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) will be giving up ownership of the Oklahoma University Medical Center (OUMC) and OUMC Edmund to the University Hospitals Authority and Trust (UHAT), with a separate agreement with SSM Healthcare of Oklahoma creating a new nonprofit to manage day-to-day operations as part of a new integrated care network.

AAAASF names new president

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities has appointed one of its board members the new leader of the organization.

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