As a required condition of participation in the Medicare program, the federal government prescribes broad and generalized directions to hospitals on the provision of nurse and patient care staffing.
Previously, we discussed how to improve underperforming comanagement arrangements. What about those arrangements that are succeeding and enhancing an organization’s quality, patient satisfaction, and costs: what’s next? Here are three possible strategies to help grow volume, improve profitability, and solidify alignment with physicians.
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.
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.
Artificial Intelligence or "AI" has been in the news on a number of fronts. In this review, we seek to demonstrate how this technology can help support and improve revenue cycle performance across the financial continuum.
Through our partnerships with health systems, we’ve identified key elements that compose the physician enterprise maturation process. These elements are discussed in the blog, along with the five focus areas for health systems seeking to build a Physician Enterprise 3.0.
For many health systems, referral leakage may equate to millions of dollars in forgone revenue, as every patient who seeks care elsewhere is a lost revenue opportunity now and potentially into the future. Learn the symptoms of an underperforming referral management system.
After a massive effort to integrate 18 clinics into a new health system—including the standardization of front-end workflows to support the migration of all clinics onto one EHR platform—ambulatory leadership at the University of Kansas Health System (UKHS) wanted to assess the state of clinic operations and improve performance.
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.
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