We show how it is possible to maximize and systematize your risk arrangement opportunities by pursuing a two-stage, value-based care initiative. The key is adopting a team-based approach toward governance, shared vision, accountability, flexibility and execution.
With a focused effort and the right resources, it is possible to create a modern, efficient and timely referral process that enhances office practices and increases patient satisfaction and referral compliance.
Employee ignorance about consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) is a significant barrier to CDHP adoption and usefulness. Health plans, brokers and employers have an obligation to ensure that CDHP end-users know how their plans work, via their CDHP-related communications and materials.
A hospital merger or acquisition can easily complicate credentialing and re-credentialing. Rather than potentially alienating your physicians and jeopardizing your revenue stream due to post-merger credentialing issues, consider instead these five steps for credentialing success.
Why do some external consulting relationships seem to thrive, while others become challenging? In this article, we explore how and why a major health care provider significantly benefited from an external consulting relationship, and how you can apply these lessons to your organization, no matter its type or size.
A recent Harvard Business Review article revealed that only 29 percent of employees could correctly identify their employer’s strategy when given a list of six strategic choices.
Failure to effectively manage the CDM leads to incorrect bills and missed reimbursement opportunities, as well as potential compliance and regulatory risks and lower patient satisfaction scores. All of these items can cost an organization millions or even tens of millions of dollars annually.
No matter your type of health care organization, your project management fundamentals should be defined by the terms why, what, when, who, where, and how.
Getting your “Value-Based Care House” in Order by Embracing Primary Care By Sylvia Dochterman
Many primary care strategies fall short because health systems focus on the old “heads in beds” mentality. Instead, with value-based care, we need primary care to keep patients out of the hospital.
Five Lessons for Making Your Care Coordination Efforts a Lasting Reality By Crystal Cox Cooper and Robin Figueroa
Care coordination can make the difference toward achieving more consistently positive patient health outcomes. It also helps providers meet several new and increasing outcomes-related financial incentives.
For those in health care who predominately work sitting down, it can be challenging – and easy to forget – to occasionally step away from your work. There is growing evidence that sedentary behavior is negatively affecting our health in a way that is costly to our employers and may literally be killing us.