On July 10, CMS released a proposed rule for an advanced payment model for radiation oncology services. The model marks a significant departure from Medicare’s historical fee-for-service payment approach and will be mandatory for all radiotherapy providers within a set of randomly selected geographic areas throughout the country.
As the delivery of healthcare continues to evolve amidst a challenging operating environment, independent hospitals/health systems have been at the epicenter of the increased velocity of change that is disrupting legacy operating models and leaving organizations to face difficult strategic decisions. See an overview of the 11 lessons learned from working alongside the senior executives and board members who are in the trenches on a daily basis.
Two trends are having a noticeable impact on maternity and women’s health services nationwide. Learn how these trends can inform your maternal care strategy.
CMS announced a new round of resident cap slots available for redistribution from a closed teaching hospital in Ohio. Learn key considerations for applying.
Research by ECG showed robust M&A market activity following record-breaking years in both 2017 and 2018. Learn more in our midyear review.
In May 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that in 2018 the US experienced the lowest birth rate in its history, continuing the last decade’s downward trend. While the overall US population is increasing, the number of births in the US has dropped to a 32-year low.
CMS released the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System on November 2, 2018. This blog provides an overview of the key takeaways, including a distilled list with four implications of the changes and the ramifications for your ASC.
The 21st Century Cures Act was primarily publicized as a means to drive funding for precision medicine, adjusting drug development rules for pharmaceutical companies, tweaking Medicare reimbursement regulations, opening up opportunities for telehealth, and strengthening EHR certification protocols. It also includes information-blocking provisions. Despite the complexity of the proposed rules, the intentions and goals impacting patients and providers are simple.
Superior clinical performance needs to be supported by optimal financial performance. When new leadership at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group (CHLAMG) realized the revenue cycle was compromising its clinical mission, a commitment was made to confront the problems head on.
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