Comanagement arrangements have been with us for a long time, and their popularity as a hospital-physician alignment tactic intensified early this decade. Many organizations saw comanagement as a way to quickly improve the overall performance of certain service lines and be ready to perform better under bundled care and other value-based payment arrangements. For most, mission accomplished; quality has improved, patient satisfaction scores are better, and costs are better managed.
On June 25, the Florida State Legislature passed the healthcare-related House Bill (HB) 843, which contained two provisions that will have a direct impact on Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) in the state. Learn the broader implications for the future of ASCs across the country.
ECG and ORC are committed to providing our colleagues in the oncology community with the highly specialized expertise they require to meet the challenges they face in a dynamically evolving field.
CMS has offered a second application period for organizations considering participation in BPCI Advanced. Many organizations have submitted the nonbinding application to receive detailed claims data that will provide valuable insight into organizational performance across the 37 inpatient and outpatient episodes, as well as post-acute performance.
In a typical ambulatory care setting, the focus is on day-to-day workflow, and clinic teams are often operating under the stress of an ever-changing schedule. By using the three methods of instituting lasting change, process improvement becomes an everyday expectation for clinic staff that is integrated into daily workflows.
When designing an obstetrics unit, a hospital often narrows its options to two distinct types LDR or LDRP. This guide outlines four key considerations for facilities and obstetrics unit leadership during this decision-making process.
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.
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