Published By: MedAssets
Published Date: Aug 06, 2015
How can you prepare for regulatory reimbursement changes? Scenario planning is proving essential to cope with value-based reimbursement, shrinking networks and the Affordable Care Act. Strategize and plan for success by downloading this checklist.
Nearly six years after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the healthcare industry is in the midst of a massive retooling that is dramatically altering the way we think about cost management, strategic partnerships, and customer service.
Fee-for-service reimbursement is giving way to new models of care delivery and payment to support a system based on pay-for-value. With financial risk or payments tied to value measures (such as patient satisfaction, clinical performance, and population health), compensation and reimbursement will increasingly be tied to value-based incentives.
Workforce management and the pursuit of productivity have formed a consistent pain point for hospitals for several years. The Affordable Care Act has only exacerbated the problem, increasing the demand on providers as the number of insured grows and the bar continues to rise on quality of care. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Council survey, workforce productivity and acuity-based staffing will continue to be top priorities this year. Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, chief clinical integration officer at API Healthcare, says the survey results indicate a shift taking place as workforce management initiatives are expected to deliver more than reduced labor costs.
The tax on high-cost health plans, which are often referred to as Cadillac plans, is expected to impact a considerable share of the plans provided by healthcare organizations for their own employees, as much as 39% by 2020. The implications are significant because the excess-benefits tax requires the employer to pay 40% on the value of the portion of the plan that exceeds thresholds set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers also need to consider that the tax is measured as a direct function of plan cost, and not actuarial plan value, and that a number of factors can drive excise-tax exposure.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Sep 16, 2015
A recent HealthLeaders Media Intelligence survey asked respondents to rank their top challenges impacting financial performance and to identify specific areas of concern within each of those issues. Their top three issues were system implementation and interoperability, recruiting and retaining talent, and reengineering the revenue cycle. On the surface, it’s tempting to think these findings aren’t surprising. Yet emerging external factors, including the cumulative effects of the HITECH Act (meaningful use), the Affordable Care Act, and an aging U.S. population, are creating new frameworks in which to view and solve these traditional problems.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Dec 18, 2015
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Change is commonplace within the healthcare industry. Executives are faced with many of the traditional challenges of operating hospitals. Now emerging external factors like the HITECH Act (meaningful use), the Affordable Care Act and an aging U.S. population are pushing providers to change the frameworks in how they view and solve these traditional problems.
Registered nurses, with targeted training, are the secret weapon in the race for comprehensive care coordination.
Accountable care organizations. Patient-centered medical homes. Value-based reimbursements. Bundled payments. Healthcare is experiencing a revolution brought on by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that aims to put patients squarely in the middle of all their clinical and financial decisions. Payers, including government agencies and insurers, are tying the quality and safety of patient care to reimbursements, making patient-centered care a necessity in all settings.
While several provisions of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) have already gone into effect, there are several key dates business owners need to be aware of in the coming months and years. We’ve compiled a list, as well as several useful resources.
Oral health can have a big impact on your bottom line. Learn how to take care of your employees and your company.
Each year, 164 million hours of work are lost in the U.S. to dental disease.1 So it’s clear that helping employees with their oral health can have a big impact on your team’s productivity. Combining your medical and dental benefits with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield can help catch small problems early to keep costs in check – and it’s more affordable than you might think.
Find out more by downloading a free infographic from Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, and get more resources covering a range of health-related topics at ExcellusforBusiness.com.
As the first major memory and storage breakthrough in 25 years, Intel Optane technology combines industry-leading low latency, high endurance, QoS, and high throughput that allows the creation of solutions to remove data bottlenecks, and unleash CPU utilization. With Intel Optane technology, data centers can deploy bigger and more affordable datasets to gain new insights from large memory pools.
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Employer-sponsored health benefits provide coverage for over 60% of the insured persons in the United States. Even with the Affordable Care Act expanding healthcare coverage, reliance on employer based coverage will remain a key component of the market. Employers are challenged with a continuing, rising trend in the cost of healthcare which significantly contributes to the overall cost of business.
Published By: HireRight
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
At some point, you’re probably going to have to terminate an employee. With business and economic cycles in a seemingly constant state of flux, this has never been more of a reality. Nobody likes thinking about it, but everyone should have a plan.
Have you thought about outplacement? Think it is too expensive to offer to everyone? Think again. Learn about your options and advantages in this white paper, including:
• Some surprising and strategic advantages of universal outplacement.
• The limits and high costs of traditional, brick-and-mortar outplacement solutions.
• A newer, non-traditional, and affordable outplacement options for everyone, not just executives.
• How universal outplacement may help contain unemployment costs.
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Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
Small and midsize businesses grapple with the same massive data growth that’s challenging larger organizations, yet they have fewer resources to devote to managing the deluge. A new option from Dell EMC, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, is finally giving SMBs access to storage area network technology that’s affordable and easy to manage. Read this white paper to learn more now, including what this technology can offer in terms of benefits, performance, and more.
Technology enables business transformation To thrive in today’s idea economy, small and midsize companies like yours are using technology to transform their business. Like your peers, you know that mobile applications, cloud-based solutions, and advanced analytics can help you increase productivity, reduce costs, and grow your business. Older servers, storage, and networking products weren’t built to handle the exploding amount of data that is being shared today. In order to take advantage of these modern applications, many companies have found that they need to close the gap between what their business demands and what their IT systems can deliver.
This white paper can help you confirm that your small business or distributed enterprise needs to invest in an effective next-generation firewalls (NGFW) solution. For small businesses, the
NGFW should provide an affordable and manageable entrée to advanced threat protection. In branch offices and the distributed enterprise, NGFWs should provide a detection and enforcement point, analyzing real-time threats and network traffic at scale and benefiting from an integrated and holistic view of the network of which it is a part. In both use scenarios, the NGFW should help your organization defend against targeted and persistent malware attacks, including emerging threats.
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased the number of Americans with access to health insurance, U.S. employers and employees continue to struggle with rising health care costs and changing workforce demands. Recent Aon research shows that 20% of health care consumers cite high health care costs as the major reason they have either declined health care coverage, stopped taking medications, or avoided care altogether. If the U.S. health care system is to succeed, stakeholders across the health ecosystem must influence change in each market—employer, individual, and government (Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare).
While each part of the three-legged stool is important, this paper focuses on five strategies Aon believes will strengthen the employer-based system—a system that provides health care coverage to well over half of Americans (61%, or 177 million).
Payer contracts, relationships, and a strong service portfolio give your lab a license to hunt and an opportunity to compete. But lack of EHR integration continues to be a barrier for independent labs and a differentiator for the largest lab companies.
In this webinar, you’ll discover a new, affordable, and innovative lab-to-EHR integration approach that eliminates the need for HL-7 interfaces and can help you:
• Reduce incomplete lab orders and associated labor costs
• Improve customer satisfaction and “stickiness” in your accounts
• Grow both new and existing customer revenue
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
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Published By: Dell EMEA
Published Date: Jun 14, 2019
The manufacturing industry has always been at the forefront of embracing new ways of doing things faster, smarter and better. Today, we’re at a fascinating inflection point. Industry 4.0 — a long-used term in manufacturing — has become increasingly mainstream, due to the availability of affordable IoT infrastructure, the desire to gain new business insights from data plus the arrival of advanced connectivity technologies, such as 5G.
As a solution builder, you can help your manufacturing customers realize benefits in the era of new industrial revolution. We can help you manage data across the entire manufacturing process and supply chain, from the edge to the core to the cloud, speeding up you application development and compressing time to market.
Our team of engineers and project managers are ready to help you design and build solutions on Tier 1 infrastructure to meet your unique requirements.
Download this eBook to learn how to take advantage of Industry 4.0 and deliver Next Gen
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
A new option from Dell, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, is finally giving SMBs access to storage area network technology that’s affordable and easy to manage. Read this white paper to learn more now, including what this technology can offer in terms of benefits, performance, and more.
When a pharmaceutical company discovered its risks under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it turned to Collaborative to comb and consolidate its data. The result: compliance and insight into new business opportunities, too, through a company-wide business data warehouse and enhanced business intelligence.