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.
Published By: TruBridge
Published Date: Apr 01, 2015
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital achieved a substantial $438,000 reimbursement improvement in just 3 months by taking advantage of TruBridge’s Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Training. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital is an 85 bed community hospital located in Sweetwater, TX with annual revenue of $42 million. As the executives at this facility noticed a discrepancy in patients’ charts and the level of care the patients received, they knew something needed to change. TruBridge was able to make a dramatic difference in clinical documentation and capture the earned reimbursements.
Creating a successful patient experience strategy is a long-term investment in planning, surveying, training, and technology. Healthcare organizations hope these efforts will pay off at the very least with a growing base of loyal patients, better care quality, and stable reimbursement. And then there are those organizations that are turning patient experience into a movement. What’s their endgame? They intend to build state-of-the-art service-oriented cultures that rival other industries, and they are doing it through data analytics, unique communication programs, radical cultural shifts, and consumer-centric technologies.
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.
With the inception of Value-Based Purchasing, the measurement of successful patient care delivery has been redefined. The move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance means that reimbursements are tied to the quality of care that is delivered.
Today in healthcare the communication infrastructure is the backbone in IT. New reimbursement models are amplifying the need for care coordination, and communication between multiple departments, constituencies, and workflows is required. High-performing healthcare systems are adopting enterprise communication solutions to eliminate silos of information, improve patient care during critical situations, and make the most of their IT budget.
Some factors commonly used to explain poor operating performance do not prevent many hospitals from being highly profitable. For example, Truven Health AnalyticsTM has found that rates of uncompensated care, drug expense, and other factors do not seem to differ between unprofitable and very profitable hospitals. But factors such as Medicaid utilization rates and poor reimbursement rates do appear to impact the least profitable hospitals. One controllable factor that appears to be significant is labor productivity, with the most profitable hospitals posting the lowest labor expense per patient.
U.S. healthcare providers are venturing into the treacherous waters of value-based care, and many are starting their voyages in leaky boats, according to a recent survey of industry executives conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by RelayHealth.
Creating a state-of-the-art clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program isn’t just about boosting coding accuracy. It’s a key strategy in managing the transition from volume-based to value-based care, say healthcare leaders. That transition is a risky endeavor that is putting hospital and physician financial performance to the test. As hospitals participate in new care and business models aimed at improving value, leaders must ensure that their organizations are able to maintain reimbursement levels, effectively treat the chronically ill—especially in outpatient settings—and gather accurate data that will allow them to assess performance and segment their varying populations. While some organizations often believe they are leaving revenue on the table because of documentation and coding issues, CDI offers numerous opportunities for improving financial performance, finds a recent HealthLeaders Media survey of 149 healthcare executives at provider organizations.
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.
Provider organizations can realize tremendous gains in financial performance by integrating electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems. Especially in the face of the transition to ICD-10, results include optimizing revenue streams directly at the point of care, maximizing and speeding reimbursement, minimizing denials and streamlining the collection process.
Published By: Caradigm
Published Date: Feb 16, 2015
Many organizations joined the ACO program with the idea of using it as the first step in the transition to new reimbursement models. It’s a critical time for more ACOs to achieve the milestone of shared savings in order to demonstrate the ability to lower costs for an “at-risk” population. As best practices are emerging from early participants in the ACO program, ACOs have the opportunity to evolve their strategies in order to achieve more success.
Electronic health record (EHR) system implementation is one of the largest IT investments most healthcare systems have ever made but it’s success is largely dependent upon the data which feeds it. One the main data sources for the EHR is the item master, which drives not only supply chain processes but also a broad range of clinical and financial functions. Only with a clean, accurate and complete item master can a healthcare organization trust the outputs generated from its EHRs – from evaluating the clinical effectiveness of products to securing reimbursements. Learn how to execute a master data management strategy to derive the greatest value from your EHR investment.
This handbook provides everything you need to know to make your digital presence accessible. It includes a simple and thorough explanation of accessibility, where to begin, quick wins, best practices, tips and tricks, and more.
This report is an attempt to understand what marketing leaders view as their top issues with regard to corporate websites and broader digital presences, and to identify their focus areas today and over the next 12 months. The results point to a desire for marketers to optimise the customer experience across every touchpoint. That aim is commendable but, as our research makes clear, there are serious obstacles along the way.
Mountains of data promise valuable insights and innovation for businesses that rethink and redesign their system architectures. But companies that don’t re-architect might find themselves scrambling just to keep from being buried in the avalanche of data.
The problem is not just in storing raw data, though. For businesses to stay competitive, they need to quickly and cost-effectively access and process all that data for business insights, research, artificial intelligence (AI), and other uses. Both memory and storage are required to enable this level of processing, and companies struggle to balance high costs against limited capacities and performance constraints.
The challenge is even more daunting because different types of memory and storage are required for different workloads. Furthermore, multiple technologies might be used together to achieve the optimal tradeoff in cost versus performance.
Intel is addressing these challenges with new memory and storage technologies that emp
Life is coming at us fast, so our thinking about policy solutions for the future needs to be bigger, bolder and much more imaginative. We have just launched the second edition of Reimagine public policy. 20 truly, disruptive and innovative ideas to help solve today’s policy challenges. Four of them are brand new for this year – Reimagine high streets, digital platforms for life-long learning, workforce and migration.
The Reimagine ideas show how to:
• Revitalise the Great British High Street
• Remove the need for any family to choose between heating and eating
• Match hirers and firers to give workers facing redundancy new skills
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and industrial distribution industry is massive and continues to grow at a steady pace. Despite this positive outlook, individual MRO distributors aren’t short on their own challenges when it comes to retaining and growing their market share.
There are several factors hindering MRO companies from retaining the share they have and claiming more. Namely:
• Complexity: Their large customer counts and behemoth SKU counts render it impossible to give reps market-aligned pricing guidance and sales intelligence
• Competition: MRO is ripe for poaching by Amazon, and as a result, traditional distributors continue to see market share slipping away to the online giant
• Skills: A massive generational shift in the workforce is resulting in a skills gap that’s proving particularly problematic to fill
In this playbook for MRO and industrial products distributors, we will discuss how growth is hindered in this dynamic industry and then provide reimagin
H&S Ventures provides management services for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and its home-ice venue—the Honda Center. This popular indoor arena hosts scores of events and concerts, and H&S oversees everything from ticket sales to marketing and finance.
H&S’s performance is measured by attendance, big-name bookings and how much fans spend on merchandise and concessions. Digital innovation plays a crucial role in creating a thrilling live experience that raises fans’ satisfaction and their average “spend.”
H&S Ventures provides management
services for the Anaheim Ducks
hockey team and its home-ice
venue—the Honda Center.
This popular indoor arena hosts
scores of events and concerts, and
H&S oversees everything from ticket
sales to marketing and finance.
H&S’s performance is measured
by attendance, big-name bookings
and how much fans spend on
merchandise and concessions.
Digital innovation plays a crucial role
in creating a thrilling live experience
that raises fans’ satisfaction and their