Posted on February 17, 2017
In January 2015, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) established new goals for Medicare to improve value while controlling costs. The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will help achieve these goals:
Goal 1: by the end of 2016, 30% of Medicare payments are tied to quality...
Posted on October 13, 2016
Author, Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders, 3rd Edition, 2016, and adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Profession
The third edition of Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders was published in August. This post shares some of...
Posted on August 15, 2016
Our very own Publisher in Nursing, Margaret Zuccarini, is profiled in the New York Times and we couldn't be any prouder! In this interview, Margaret talks about her role at Springer Publishing, her background, what is involved in bringing a nursing book to the market and the most memorable book she has worked on.
Posted on July 13, 2016
In Part 1 of this two-part series, I explain why hospitals should add a Chief Nursing Finance Officer (CNFO) to the executive leadership team. This post discusses the implementation of the CNFO role. Some ideas for supporting the CNFO role are also presented.
It is essential to justify the resources allocated to the CNFO position. Comparing the CNFO’s...
Posted on June 22, 2016
This is the first of a two-part series of blog posts explaining and supporting the acute care executive role of Chief Nursing Finance Officer (CNFO). Danielle Miller, Chief Nursing Officer, Clinical Applications at Inform recently proposed this new nurse executive role. Most US hospitals already have a Vice President for Nursing or a Chief Nursing...