This article discusses how—in addition to being integrated, scaled, rationalized, and responsive—being an informed organization is essential for successfully transitioning to a value-based environment.
Faced with the dramatic escalation of healthcare costs, providers, commercial payors, and the government are testing different methodologies for reimbursing cancer care. This article by Jessica Turgon explores emerging reimbursement methodologies for cancer care and why oncology practices need to be responsive, rather than resistant, to these new payment arrangements.
Healthcare executives and hospital boards are realizing they must build greater scale within their organizations if they want to remain competitive, but many leaders are still trying to determine how to do it. ECG's Kevin Forster discusses the obstacles to achieving scale and the importance of overcoming them.
Most physician compensation plans are based on external market data, which may have no relation to the financial position of a given organization. As a result, health systems are spending more on their employed physician practices than they can afford.
As hospital consolidation continues, health systems are increasingly facing the need to rationalize overlapping cardiology services.
Patient engagement is a growing necessity for many healthcare organizations, but getting patients to use online tools is complicated by increasing concerns about data security. How can providers better protect their patients’ data and assure them that online portals are safe to use?
Healthcare reform and evolving reimbursement models are transforming the way care is and will be delivered and paid for. Here are some prominent trends we are observing.
To help our clients navigate the transition from volume to value, ECG created a framework based on five foundational attributes that will characterize the successful value-based enterprise.
Thriving value-based enterprises are optimally scaled.
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