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.
With shrinking clinical margins, AMCs are increasingly focused on ensuring institutional expenses and investments are tightly aligned with the organization’s clinical strategy. For AMCs to strategically manage their institutional investments, they must first understand the full extent of their expenditures, especially with regards to research.
On March 23, 2018, Congress passed one of the largest research funding increases in nearly a decade through the omnibus spending measure. In this blog post we take a closer look at the spending measure.
In the first of two discussions originally published by Becker's Hospital Review, Jessica Turgon, Principal and co-leader of the Operations Improvement and Technology Division at ECG Management Consultants, and Whitney Haller, Senior Manager at ECG and subject matter expert in service line strategy and operations, delve into the ways that service lines and employed medical groups can live symbiotically within an organizational ecosystem.
In the final rule for the fiscal year 2019 update to the inpatient prospective payment system, effective August 17, 2018, CMS announced a new round of applications due to the closure of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. This is only the 13th round of section 5506 cap space reallocation since passage of the PPACA.
A new teaching hospital exception allows hospitals that were not training residents as of 1996 to establish a new resident cap, increasing the total number of Medicare-funded residency slots across the country.
Navigating the proposed program, Pathways to Success, can be daunting for new and existing ACOs. While it will take time before the final rule offers definitive guidance, here are seven important considerations that ACOs should begin to address now.
Is it time to cut your revenue cycle bolt-ons? Those applications you purchased to support your EHR/revenue cycle core system are not only expensive but may be impacting system efficiency and optimization.
After a long delay in publishing guidance for the 2019 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) application cycle, CMS issued a proposed rule on August 9, 2018, featuring significant revisions to the program.
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