Neuroscience service lines are among the most complex to define and manage, in part due to their need to be organized around a constellation of clinical conditions, many of which have unique and distinct patient, physician, programmatic, and planning implications. Three industry imperatives consistently surface as prominent topics to understand and emphasize in program planning efforts: prioritized and integrated care, performance improvement, and patient experience and access.
In late June, CMS issued its finalized national coverage determination (NCD) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. We previously wrote about the first published draft of the NCD, analyzing the expected impact on hospitals and health systems. Learn about the final changes.
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.
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.
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.
In May 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that in 2018 the US experienced the lowest birth rate in its history, continuing the last decade’s downward trend. While the overall US population is increasing, the number of births in the US has dropped to a 32-year low.
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.
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