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.
ECG welcomes Michael Mullins to the firm's Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships practice as a principal and head of financial sponsors coverage.
In early 2019, ECG distributed a nationwide survey to gain a deeper understanding of service line constructs, utilization, and performance management in all types of healthcare organizations. Clinical and administrative leaders of single hospitals and multihospital regional systems responded and provided insight into the true value proposition of service lines and how they serve as the platform to optimize patient care across the care continuum.
CMS opened its second application period for BPCI Advanced to participate in the second cohort of the program starting in January 2020. This blog reviews how organizations can use the required application to begin their preparations for participating in BPCI Advanced.
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