Combined Business Office: greater scale, efficiency and insight into revenue operations

The HFMA ANI annual conference always promises to be one of the premier events in the healthcare finance industry, and this year didn’t disappoint.  When not withstanding the Orlando humidity, some of the brightest minds in the industry came together to share ideas, network, collaborate and discuss opportunities to help solve some of the most pressing challenges facing healthcare. On everyone’s mind is the turmoil in Washington D.C. centered around the future of healthcare, a topic that made its way into almost every conversation.

Regardless of what happens in Washington, the rapid adoption of value-based care models is moving forward with unwavering focus. It’s widely acknowledged that these models aren’t going anywhere and therefore it is incumbent on financial leaders to focus on putting their organization in the best position possible for the future.  

With all of that as the backdrop, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting in on a roundtable discussion that was focused on the challenges of implementing a Combined Business Office (CBO) approach to managing both hospital and physician billing operations. This roundtable featured leaders from some of the most prestigious organizations from around the country. 

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