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.
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.
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.
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.
Sharp is leading the way in the shift to shared risk. In this journey, they manage to the right financial metrics while still delivering appropriate care to their patient population. Watch the video to learn how GE Healthcare is helping Sharp make a difference.
The shift to value-based reimbursement (VBR) entails more financial risk for providers. Successful management of the transition to VBR can only be achieved when healthcare organizations are clinically and financially integrated to ensure tight care coordination and efficient resource utilization. That level of integration requires the aid of a robust IT infrastructure to support the enterprise. This whitepaper offers the opportunity to learn about new tools for healthcare providers to manage financial challenges associated with value-based reimbursement
Learn how to maximize efficiencies through greater system integration and automation, enable seamless interactions with providers, members and other constituents, and drive increased healthcare value with automated, value-based programs.
Published By: Cognizant
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
Value-based care is the predominant model for enabling the healthcare industry to control costs and deliver better information to consumers. The basic idea is that reimbursements are based on the quality of the outcome of a procedure, episode of care, use of a device or therapy. Under this model, life sciences companies are rewarded for improving health outcomes and/or reducing the costs to achieve those outcomes. It requires life sciences companies to rethink many of their processes, from R&D through the commercial phase. Navigating those momentous shifts requires that life sciences companies embrace a range of digital technologies which will enable a holistic approach to value-based care. This white paper will examine the drive for value-based care, its impact on life sciences companies and how technology platforms can address the challenges the industry is facing.
Healthcare mergers and acquisitions and medical group growth have been strong industry trends for years. One reason is the desire for critical mass to gain leverage with payers as reimbursement declines and costs increase. Healthcare mergers and acquisitions may offer benefits for many medical groups; it is not without its challenges. Read this whitepaper to learn how to successfully manage growth of your medical group.
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
Learn 6 best practices to make the most of your medical accounts receivables. Get CareCloud’s new white paper: “6 Key Strategies for Medical A/R Management” to ensure you’re getting paid what you deserve.
Download this whitepaper to learn five issues that are most relevant to leaders of faith-based hospitals and health-care systems and examples of how faith-based institutions around the country are already tackling them in innovative ways.
In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment, providers are faced with more challenges than ever when running acute rehabilitation programs. From treating the right patient at the right time to costly reimbursement battles, there is no shortage of issues that can interfere with delivering the best level of care. Addressing these problems is especially urgent when it comes to treating highly acute patients. To succeed, providers must learn strategies for overcoming the two most daunting obstacles: patient access and reimbursement. This guide examines the best practices for meeting these challenges.
Drastic changes in the healthcare industry as a whole, including issues like new technologies and shifting reimbursement policies, require employees who can think critically and adapt quickly. These issues create a significant challenge — and opportunity — for industry leaders.
Why prepare now for ICD-10? While the October 1, 2014 deadline for compliance may seem to be in the distant future, an informative whitepaper by GE Healthcare describes the importance of advance planning and outlines a plan for success.
Today’s healthcare organizations struggle to compete for skilled talent and market share admist increasing competition, industry consolidation, shrinking reimbursements, and the switch from volume to value-based care. Follow these recommendations to create an agile workforce and improve patient and member satisfcation, while keeping costs in check.