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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.

 

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HFMA 2017: Q&A with AccessOne CEO Mark Spinner on RCM, patient satisfaction

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.

HFMA 2017: Bryan Health’s Carol Friesen takes over as HFMA chair

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.

AMA 2017: New president urges physicians to rise above ‘hyper-partisan political climate’

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.

AMA 2017: Barbara McAneny wins AMA presidential election

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.

Johns Hopkins President Ronald Peterson to retire at end of 2017

Ronald Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has announced he’ll retire at the end of 2017.

AMGA names Ryan O’Connor as interim president, CEO

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) has appointed Ryan O’Connor, MBA, as its interim president and CEO.

GE Healthcare's John Flannery taking over as CEO of General Electric

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.

Former CMS data chief to lead Health Care Cost Institute

Niall Brennan, the former chief data officer at CMS under President Barack Obama, has been named the new president and executive director at the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).

Trump keeps Francis Collins as NIH Director

Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will remain director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), making him one of the few appointees of President Barack Obama to stay on in the Trump administration.

UPMC names new CMIO

Robert Bart, MD, has been appointed as new chief medical information officer (CMIO) for the health services division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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