Healthcare Cost Containment: April 2013 Issue
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Achieving the Value Proposition
By Karen Wagner
Research on the value performance of hospitals nationwide demonstrates that hospitals can achieve lower costs concurrently with higher quality.
Knowing When to Outsource: How to Make Purchased Services Work for You
By Annette Hastings
Purchased services represent a significant expenditure for hospitals, with great potential for economizing. Despite making up 30 percent to 40 percent of total nonlabor spend, this area is sometimes overlooked as a cost-cutting opportunity.
How to Make Cost Accounting a Strategic Function
By Jay Spence
High-performing organizations are leveraging new technologies and implementing efficient and repeatable processes that can balance accuracy with efficiency so cost accounting information is more timely and accurate.
Sample Management Report: Key Performance Indicators by Service Line
This sample report offers a comprehensive view of volume, cost, and profitability trends across service lines.
Figures at a Glance
Which Hospitals Are Cutting Costs? And Where Are They Doing It?
Among the 10 percent of hospitals that cut costs aggressively from 2009 to 2011, almost half of the cost decreases came from four service lines.
The Path to Sustainable Cost Management: Addressing Tough Questions
By Brian Channon
Hospital and health system leaders should tackle challenging issues up front to clearly define cost reduction goals and achieve optimal results.
Process at a Glance
Internal Benchmarking: Dos and Don’ts
By Jessica Nantz
Abiding by key dos and don’ts will position an organization to maximize the benefit of its internal benchmarking efforts.
Publication Date: Thursday, April 04, 2013