If inpatient utilization is trending downward, why are many hospitals scrambling to find additional beds?
Right now there is a short window to apply for additional cap slots through the redistribution of FTEs from closed teaching hospitals under Section 5506 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Health systems that are seeking to transform themselves to deliver truly consumer-focused care must create a highly aligned physician enterprise with a culture focused on transparent decision-making, collaboration, and continuous innovation to meet consumer demands.
PSAs provide hospitals and health systems a convenient and highly flexible mechanism to obtain services from physicians and achieve care coordination, access, and alignment goals. How can we make them sticky?
What if the next time you went to get blood drawn, the nurse slipped on a headset that allowed them to pinpoint the precise location to stick the needle? Or if, instead of having to travel to your therapist’s office, that office—complete with the tools and visuals that are vital to treatment—came to you whenever you needed it? These scenarios not as far-fetched as one might think.
Over 500 GME leaders gathered in Phoenix recently for the annual Association for Hospital Medical Education Institute. Read some of our major takeaways.
A revolution in collaboration models is fundamentally changing the business of healthcare. In an effort to lower costs and expand access—and maybe to avoid antitrust laws—partnerships between seemingly unlikely and even unrelated organizations are becoming the norm. Is it also true in the public health world, where issues with costs and access can prevent care delivery to those who may need it most?
As baby boomers are reaching retirement, and the general population is living longer with more active lifestyles, the projected number of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures for the Medicare and commercial patient population is expected to increase. Removing total joint procedures from the inpatient-only list enables cost reduction that results from performing these cases in the outpatient setting.
In this Q&A, meet Hector Torres: a former investment banker, an M&A lawyer, and a healthcare consultant. Learn how Hector’s robust background helps him provide multifaceted solutions for clients.
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