Dr. Patricia Hines Recipient of Helen Yerger/L. Vann Seawell Best Article Award from Healthcare





Patricia Hines, PhD, RN, who recently joined Novia Strategies, Inc. as Managing Director, is a recipient of the 2014-15 Helen Yerger/L. Vann Seawell Best Article Award from Healthcare Financial Management (hfm) magazine.

The Best Article Award recognizes outstanding contributors to the professional literature in healthcare financial management. Dr. Hines’ article, Medicaid Reform: Are You Ready?, was selected to receive the award by a panel of peers who reviewed all hfm feature articles published between June 2014 and May 2015. The announcement of the Best Article Award will appear in the September 2015 issue of hfm.

“I’m honored my peers have chosen to recognize me and my work with this award,” says Dr. Patricia Hines, Managing Director and Care Management Transformation Practice Lead of Novia Strategies. “Medicaid beneficiaries are a complex patient population, with multiple chronic conditions and co-morbidities, including a need for continual behavioral and oral health and community support. As such, the Medicaid beneficiary pool often presents broad and expensive care needs. Success in managing Medicaid populations and in assuming financial risk for quality and total cost of care requires the development of focused interventional programs and new care models targeting specific population sub-segments.”

The article, published in the November 2014 edition of hfm, emphasizes the importance of healthcare leaders proactively preparing for Medicaid reform.

“The key for hospital and health system leaders is to start preparing for these changes now and make Medicaid a foundational element in their organization’s evolution toward value-based care and population health,” Dr. Hines emphasizes.

Dr. Hines joined Novia Strategies in January 2015 as Managing Director and Care Management Transformation Practice Lead. As a strong advocate of effective case management and care redesign, Dr. Hines works with hospitals across the country to deliver high-quality, cost-effective patient care through improved care coordination across the continuum. Patricia possesses an impressive 35-year-long track record as a management consultant and executive in acute care operations. She is recognized by peers and clients as a results-driven partner, with expertise spanning nursing practice and operations, case management, critical care, patient throughput, care delivery models for clinical integration, and Joint Commission preparation.

About Novia Strategies, Inc.

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Novia Strategies offers a unique blend of professional expertise that takes a 360°approach to uncovering cost savings and improving efficiency and quality for hospitals across the country. Novia Strategies helps community hospitals and IDNs operationalize their strategic plan through expense management, quality improvement, and revenue enhancement. Key focus areas include:

  • Care Management Transformation
  • Surgery
  • Safety and Quality
  • Non Labor
  • Labor Productivity
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Revenue Cycle
  • Pharmacy
  • Technology

With more than 150 clinical, financial and operational professionals, Novia Strategies works shoulder-to-shoulder with clients every step of the way. The result: sustainable savings that reduce costs without compromising quality, and improve quality without increasing cost. For more information on Novia Strategies, please visit www.noviastrategies.com.

Novia Strategies’ sister company, Novia Solutions, provides interim healthcare management services for hospitals across the country. As one of the few healthcare companies to offer both consultancy and executive interims, Novia enables clients to initiate critical projects even when facing a leadership gap through the appointment of a highly qualified, experienced, transformational leader. With an extensive team of professional interim leaders committed to healthcare, our sister company Novia Solutions enables hospitals across the country to stabilize turmoil, manage change and produce results. Together, our two companies enable clients to commence projects quickly and effectively. For more information on Novia Solutions, please visit www.noviasolutions.com.

About hfm

hfm is the flagship publication of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the leading membership organization for healthcare finance executives and leaders. Delivered to more than 40,000 readers each month, hfm provides strategies to improve the financial performance of hospitals and health systems.