The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the nation’s largest payer, has set a clear direction with its publication of targets: By 2018, 50% of fee-for-service payments will be through alternative payment models, such as ACOs and bundled payments, and 90% of FFS payments will be tied to quality or value. And CMS has begun to introduce mandatory bundles. This suggests that all providers will
need to develop population health competencies, including the ability to manage risk for both cost and quality.
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.
The current is changing. And as healthcare organizations switch from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, leaders will face new challenges. This downloadable presentation provides critical information for leaders managing the volume to value transition.
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Retailers today face a variety of new challenges including a concentrated selling season, customers being lured away by big-box stores, and constant margin pressures. In this guide you’ll hear directly from Lawn and Garden retailers and learn how they have leveraged Epicor Eagle N Series to grow their business and drive superior customer service.
Epicor Eagle software helps lawn and garden businesses grow and thrive. Download this guide and understand how businesses like yours use retail technology from Epicor to realize a wealth of benefits.
Published By: Samsung
Published Date: Feb 03, 2016
Delaware North Sportservice provides food concessions to fans at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Delaware North operates 20,000 square feet of food service areas that feed up to 40,000 hungry fans per game. The company needed to replace old light box menu boards with cost-effective digital displays to improve promotion of food items and drive visitor traffic to the Chicago Sports Depot retail store.
Customers have caught on that support interactions are getting better. When they reach out, they’ve come to expect an instant response that says “we’re here for you”. When they want information, it’s expected to be accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible. Essentially, they come to expect efficiency during support interactions.
As a result, businesses are becoming more cognizant of their self- service offerings. Customers want to be left feeling empowered; it’s even better when they can do so on their own. Self-service saves time for agents, cuts down on organizational costs, and leaves the customer with a positive outlook of a brand.
This eBook delves into how AI can enhance your customer self-service offerings with automatically-generated knowledge bases, content cues for your service agents, and chatbots.
"While free Wi-Fi is ubiquitous in airports, coffee shops, hotels, and other highly trafficked areas, this service is no longer unique to these locales. Guest Wi-Fi is now expected in nearly every industry – but how do you deliver Wi-Fi while enforcing acceptable use policies and meeting compliance regulations?
Dive into the requirements for Wi-Fi security by consulting this brief resource today. Inside, find five essential recommendations to help you make Wi-Fi security your business reality – read on to get started now."
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 24, 2014
Cornerstone Medical Care, a 10-provider practice in Brandon, Florida is currently using Allscripts EHR solutions to shift from fee for service to value based care. Today, their risk-based contracts have accounted for a seven-figure increase in revenue. Download the webinar now to learn how!
Learn what users are saying about the flash solution from NetApp, Pure and Dell EMC. The user feedback covers key evaluation criteria, deployment experience, customer service, technical support and peer recommendations.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 14, 2015
Independent physician practices are weighing their options as fee-for-service reimbursement models shift to value-based-care models, such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Download this white paper to learn more about forming ACOs.
Customers hate waiting for engineers to show up. The hours drift by. Clocks tick slower. They may have taken the day off work, but feel unable to start anything productive in case the doorbell rings. Fury builds. They call the contact centre – they’re told to keep waiting.
It’s unacceptable. And in the 21st Century totally unnecessary. Solutions exist to provide customers with an accurate forecast of when field service agents will arrive and how long the job will take.
The enhanced performance that results from the DevOps approach has been proven to have a big impact on the overall performance of the business, with faster, more reliable software delivery, consequent cost savings, and faster time to value. Now that cloud is an integral element of the enterprise, automation of cloud management is key, and feeds into the DevOps approach. VMware offers your IT organization the opportunity to become DevOps-ready, using the GUI and API-led approach to enable an automated self-service infrastructure.
Payment reform has long been discussed in health care, as escalating costs have spurred calls for changes to the dominant fee-for-service model. Learn the capabilities that you can develop to not only help position your practice to respond to any of the payment reform models likely to occur in the future, but also make your practice more successful now.
Just 7% of consumers say that customer service experiences they have with companies typically exceed their expectations. Now think about how you could succeed and profit as a business if you not only continually offered good service to your customers, but also frequently offered more than what they expected.
The secrets to lining up your customer service with your brand.
The best way to train employees.
How to make employees feel good about giving great service.
The significance of monitoring customer interactions.
Which customer metrics you should pay attention to.
The cheapest way to earn new customers.
Download this ebook to learn what you need to do to give customers what they want and earn a customer for life!
This report presents the results of ESG Lab’s validation testing of the McAfee Next Generation Firewall. Integrating application control, intrusion detection, and evasion prevention, the product is designed to provide next generation firewall services, leveraging a unified software core to enable the deployment of multiple security services when and where they are needed.
The transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement has been a challenge for many providers. Financial incentives that favored high service volumes must now be re-focused to accommodate alternative models such as bundled payments and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
As state and local governments join the digital revolution, it’s increasingly important that they find safe, effective and efficient ways to store the data they’re creating. In this case study you’ll see how an integrated solution from Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Commvault Complete Backup gave one municipality the security they needed while increasing performance and cutting costs. This city had been using Amazon Glacier but was frustrated with the speed and unpredictable fees associated with retrieving their data. In turning to Wasabi they were able reduce costs by 80% and increase speed over 6x. Plus since Wasabi offers just one tier of service with one price and no fees to retrieve your data they were able to simplify both the process and budgeting. Between Wasabi and Commvault their skyrocketing data needs now scalable solution that gives them the security and performance they need for significantly less than they were paying before. To learn more please download the case study.
The waiting room experience at your business can make or break customer service. Customers not only feel special when they wait in style, it’s good for business too. You can give your hotel, retail store, auto repair shop, or other service-oriented business a big boost by customizing your waiting room to feature free Wi-Fi, TV or technology workspace.
For any business that serves customers each day, a comfortable waiting room is essential. Service-oriented companies strive to provide all of the best amenities to guests, including coffee, bottled water, and free Wi-Fi. These amenities not only show a customer service-oriented attitude. They also serve to make the wait time more enjoyable by giving visitors something to do.
"DNS has evolved from a set-it and forget it solution into a mission-critical layer of your online infrastructure. The capabilities of DNS go far beyond speeds, feeds and query resolution. Download this “Rethink DNS” eBook and discover smarter ways to use DNS to optimize performance, build resiliency and manage traffic across hybrid cloud environments.
This eBook covers:
• Why DNS is central to the user experience
• Costs and revenue impact of latency or outages
• Risks and challenges of in-house and managed DNS services
• Selecting the right DNS provider for your business
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
When Aviva plc, a multinational insurance provider group, acquired Friends Provident
International (FPI), it needed to replace FPI’s costly proprietary imaging and bond management
workflow system. With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched
a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With
this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hat’s
flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally
on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to
Influencing the five-plus decision-makers responsible for a major business-to-business purchase decision can feel like an impossibility. B2B Marketing, in conjunction with leading full-service global B2B agency gyro, set out to find the truths about today’s group dynamics.
Today’s thriving High-Tech sector is driven by shrinking product lifecycles, rapid innovation, distributed engineering/manufacturing—and highly demanding customer expectations. The industry needs to deliver on multiple fronts, including:
• Embed customer-centric innovation throughout the lifecycle: Only with customer experience at the core can companies stay ahead.
• Tame ideas into executable products: Detecting early trends and using customer feedback is vital.
• Manage complexity better: Increasing visibility of all product data helps build and manage digital models to use in every business function from R&D to field service.
• Create relevant connected systems: High-Tech innovators use IoT for an ongoing dialogue of customers, devices and manufacturers.
• Provide agility to compete on software, hardware and service: Customers want value from every interaction.
Download your targeted industry analysis to learn more.
In the world of value-based healthcare, your data is the key to extracting the most actionable insights that provide real value to your organization. But getting to those insights can prove difficult, especially if you have to connect disparate data sources. You need transparency into key insights that can help your team make more informed decisions for the success of your organization.
In this listicle, we explore five ways an analytics solution can help you transform your organization through the power of insight. From risk modeling to predictive analytics, utilizing the right mix of analytics can improve patient outcomes and ultimately move your organization closer to your ideal value-based care model