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Health Directions Case Study Using the HFMA MAP App

Posted by Matthew Smith on Jun 26, 2012 9:16:00 AM

MAP App, Revenue CycleDan Marino, Health Directions' President & CEO will be presenting "Using HFMA's MAP App to Improve Practice Management" today, Tuesday, June 26, from 1:30-2:00PM (PST) at HFMA's ANI meeting in Las Vegas. He will be presenting at HFMA's Case Study Stage in the Exhibit Hall at ANI. 

Health Directions is pleased to have been involved in the development of HFMA's MAP Keys--the industry standard for measuring revenue cycle performance. The MAP Keys are key performance indicators that set the standards ofr revenue cycle excellence in the healthcare industry. These objective insudtry-standard metrics define the essentials of revenue cycle performance in clear, consistent, and unbiased terms.

MAP Keys categories represent various stages of the revenue cycle. Each MAP Key is categorized into one of the following:

  • Patient Access

  • Revenue Integrity

  • Claims Adjudication

  • Management

The MAP Keys enable the MAP App to track your data via the web-based application that helps hospitals, health systems, and affiliated physician practices improve performance throughout the revenue cycle.

The MAP App allows you to 

Compare your performance to hundreds of participating hospitals and health systems--and customize your own peer group

Focus on your strategy as you identify areas for improvement

Connect your organization to HFMA's multimedia library of practical resources and expert advice

Ensure accuracy and reliability

For more information on HFMA's MAP App, please visit the HFMA website.


Topics: Practice Management, healthcare consulting firm, HFMA, ANI 2012, Revenue Cycle

Healthcare Consulting Firm Health Directions Heads to HFMA ANI 2012

Posted by Matthew Smith on Jun 22, 2012 12:00:00 PM

ANI resized 600Health Directions is eagerly awaiting the start of HFMA's ANI 2012 this Sunday in Las Vegas. A national healthcare consulting firm, Health Directions looks forward to its largest presence to-date at ANI. President & CEO Daniel J. Marino leads three sessions at this year's ANI, including:

Sunday, June 24—Preconference Workshop: Lessons Learned: Best Practices for Designing Accountable Care Financial Systems (8:00am-11:30AM). 

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Establish clinical and financial measures for organizational accountability

  • Plan clinically integrated programs that reduce costs and improve outcomes for specific populations

  • Combine clinical outcomes measures with claims data to track the cost of care

  • Negotiate accountable care contracts using a risk-based, value purchasing or performance-based model

Tuesday, June 26—HFMA Case Study Stage in the Exhibit Hall: MAP Keys for Physician Practice Management: Tools to Drive Practice Performance (1:30PM-2:00PM) 

Wednesday, June 27—Breakout Session: Summit Medical Group: Advanced Strategies for Troubleshooting the Employed Physician Revenue Cycle (3:15PM-4:30PM)

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the framework and key drivers of the physician practice revenue cycle

  • Track the financial performance of an employed physician practice using key metrics

  • Use data analysis to identify performance problems and design process solutions

  • Negotiate accountable care reimbursement opportunities with payers

Health Directions will be exhibiting at this year's ANI in the Exhibit Hall at Booth #1742. Please stop by for a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card and a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.

Are you unable to make it to ANI 2012 next week? Would you like a preview of Dan's presentations? Don't miss out on the Health Directions presentations. Click the button to access Dan's powerpoint presentations for ANI 2012.

Topics: Accountable Care, Employed Physicians, healthcare consulting firm, HFMA, ANI 2012, Revenue Cycle

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