The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized key updates to the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (ASCPS), and the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) that will be effective January 1, 2019, with additional changes to be implemented in 2021.
After a massive effort to integrate 18 clinics into a new health system—including the standardization of front-end workflows to support the migration of all clinics onto one EHR platform—ambulatory leadership at the University of Kansas Health System (UKHS) wanted to assess the state of clinic operations and improve performance.
In 2017, SEARHC joined the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and other local Tribal health partners in implementing a shared Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system to improve communication between the organizations serving Alaska’s Native population and to enhance the quality of care provided.
Our President, Steve Messinger, spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about how ECG approaches the unique challenges of healthcare consulting.
Overall, nine hospital–health system deals were announced in October. Notably, a deal between Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System was announced on October 1, and two deals were announced by Cleveland Clinic.
Given the long-lasting implications, starting the journey to become a teaching hospital requires a well-thought-out plan to ensure a viable and successful GME enterprise. This checklist can serve as a roadmap for executives as they begin this process.
Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) collaborated with ECG to help manage CCHC's care coordination improvement project and facilitate interactions with a large, diverse group of stakeholders.
Despite repeated efforts to improve workflows and optimize nurse schedules, a day in infusion treatment tends to frustrate patients with delays and upset staff with what seems to be a lack of resources. Learn how to optimize your infusion center's scheduling.
In the past decade, more than 50 new medical schools have opened in the United States—a 50% increase in the number of first-year students by 2019, for the 12-year period from 2006 to 2018. To ensure availability of residency positions for these new graduates, there is an ever-increasing need to find new opportunities to expand graduate medical education (GME) offerings.
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