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3 Ways to Remove the Mystery from Value-Based Payments

by Daniel Grauman, Director & CEO, and Amanda Brown, Manager
HFM Blog
May 2019

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Although there are many ways hospitals and physician practices can use analytic tools and insights to understand and better manage financial performance under value-based contracts, a good place to start is to focus on three methods to reconcile back to payer reports for their value-based payment contracts.

10 Questions Leaders Must Answer to Ensure Ambulatory Care Success

by Mark Dubow, Director
Becker's Hospital Review
August 2018

Across the nation, ambulatory care initiatives are among the top three focal points of C-suite leaders at independent hospitals and healthcare systems, whether their organizations are sole community providers or entities in highly competitive markets. However, many organizations are not achieving the full potential of a well-designed and executed ambulatory care strategy, resulting in lost […]

How to Successfully Compete with Private Equity Buyers and Align with Physicians

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, MBA, CVA, Director, Denise Palencik, MBA, Manager, and Jessica E. Stack, MBA, Senior Manager
Becker's Hospital Review
July 2018

  Many of the physician practices that health systems seek to acquire are owned by physicians who are not particularly interested in selling their practices. These practices often have a strong procedural or technical component; examples include hematology/oncology with infusion treatment, GI practices with an endoscopy facility, orthopedics with physical therapy, and any practice with […]

The Shift to Outpatient TKA – What’s The Big Deal?

by Michael Rovinsky, MBA, Director, Sean Looby, MHA, Manager & Laura Zacchigna
HFM Magazine
July 2018

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Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures performed on an inpatient basis have long been an important source of revenue for hospitals, but hospitals should prepare for a decline in that revenue source due to the recent approval of the outpatient setting for TKA. Orthopedics is one of the largest and most profitable service lines at many […]

5 Critical Issues for BPCI-A

by John Harris, MBA, Molly Johnson, MHSA, Amanda Brown, MHA
HFM Magazine
June 2018

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Many hospitals and health systems may benefit from participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvements Advanced program, but there are many points that organizations should address before pursuing this option. When the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) created Bundled Payments for Care Improvements (BPCI), the benefits of participation were straightforward. The program […]

5 Quick Ideas for CEOs Planning a Board Retreat

by Carol Davis, Principal, FACHE, MSHA
Becker's Hospital Review
June 2018

  A successful board retreat can energize and unify your organization’s leadership around shared goals and priorities. Here are some ideas for planning a retreat that will engage your board and produce results that will strengthen the organization. Know what you want to accomplish. Getting everyone together takes an investment in time and energy by […]

Brand Names in Healthcare: Why and How Much?

by William Hamilton, MBA, CVA, Manager
Becker's Hospital Review
May 2018

  It’s good for the bottom line when your health system or hospital is included in as many regional payer networks as possible. Brand name recognition can help achieve that. Healthcare organizations with national brand name recognition (think Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic) or regional brand recognition (Northwell Health, Emory Healthcare) have an excellent chance of […]