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.
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.
The confluence of multiple transformational pressures on the cancer care industry not only heightens the importance of strategic planning (so organizations are well prepared to respond to these changes) but also increases the complexity of planning.
As obesity is poised to become a major driver for new cancer cases, oncology providers can help address the issue by strengthening screening programs and population health efforts. Learn five approaches for improving screening and population health.
ECG was excited to participate in another outstanding ACCC conference at this year’s Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit (AMCCBS). The conference provided a forum for collaborative discussion across a range of critically important topics in cancer care business and policy.
Hospitals and health systems are gearing up for a new rule book that could have major ramifications for their cardiovascular service line and structural heart program.
ECG recently sat down with a number of leaders from cancer centers to discuss the core issues that oncology programs are facing. This article shares key learnings from our conversations as well as our insights regarding the future of the business of oncology and how your organization can proactively prepare.
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 second post in a two-part discussion series, look more closely at how service lines and employed medical groups should work together to achieve the goals of the overall health system and be jointly accountable for world-class, patient-centered outcomes.
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