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Dignity Health–St. Rose Dominican Hospitals (DH-SRDH) engaged ECG as an advisory partner to support ongoing efforts to identify, evaluate, and design care workflows for behavioral
In the process of addressing operational issues, ECG enabled Easterseals Northern California (ESNorCal), then known as Easterseals Bay Area, to transform its process improvement
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The demand for behavioral healthcare is overwhelming, and many challenges lie ahead for providers seeking to meet this need. Which innovative strategies is your organization pursuing to increase access to care, improve outcomes, and maintain operational and financial sustainability?
The connection between physical and mental health is increasingly being acknowledged, which presents an opportunity to improve health outcomes and drive down the total cost of care. This more holistic understanding is emerging as disruptive market forces—such as legislative changes, expanded access, increased demand, limited provider supply, and a highly fragmented market—are creating both challenges and opportunities for innovation. Providers and payers must rise to the challenge and develop enduring strategies to meet the demands of emerging integrated care models, nontraditional partnerships, and value-based reimbursement.
How do providers and health systems address these challenges and opportunities while facing a strain on behavioral health resources and increased operating expenses? The opportunity for market consolidation and care delivery partnership—focused on integrated physical and behavioral healthcare—creates the potential for change to the care delivery model and reimbursement. ECG can help providers and payers navigate existing access issues, design new strategies, and optimize financial resources.
For more than 40 years, Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery (IIAR), an affiliate of UnityPoint Health, has provided inpatient and outpatient services for adults struggling with addiction. IIAR offers alcohol, chemical dependency, and process addiction treatment services at four locations across central and northern Illinois.
Dignity Health–St. Rose Dominican Hospitals (DH-SRDH) engaged ECG as an advisory partner to support ongoing efforts to identify, evaluate, and design care workflows for behavioral health patients. As a three-hospital system located in the Las Vegas area, DH-SRDH is the only faith-based nonprofit hospital system in Southern Nevada and serves a unique mix of full-time residents and a large tourist population. While the Las Vegas area is serviced by several health systems, behavioral health services are fragmented and access is limited.
When InBloom Autism Services expanded into new geographic areas, it came to ECG for strategic support and help in securing in-network agreements with the major commercial payers.
In the process of addressing operational issues, ECG enabled Easterseals Northern California (ESNorCal), then known as Easterseals Bay Area, to transform its process improvement methodology, helping solve its immediate problems and setting it up for future success.
ESNorCal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Northern California that has served children with developmental disabilities for over 90 years. ESNorCal is at the forefront of autism care and contracts with Kaiser Permanente to provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.
ECG helped us to understand the true demand on our behavioral health services, as well as workflow and throughput issues that constrained our capacity to serve our community. Together, we identified strategic planning opportunities around staffing, resources, capital investments, and reimbursement to develop regional partnerships that improve access to behavioral health services.”
The ECG team has been instrumental in helping us with many critical initiatives.
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Behavioral health has gained recognition as one of the most important issues in healthcare. Legislation, provider shortages, and other factors were already driving significant disruption to this area, and COVID-19 has only increased demand for behavioral health services.
Behavioral health has recently become one of the fastest-growing sectors for innovation in the healthcare industry.
As value-based care contracting grows, health systems are increasingly seeking to impact the social determinants of health (SDOH), such as social issues, individual behavior, and environmental elements. Given that SDOH affect patients more than healthcare does, addressing them is key to an effective population health management strategy.
As competition in the marketplace intensifies, healthcare providers focus on delivering more value across service lines with five key concepts in mind.
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