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Financial, clinical, and administrative leaders identify key strategies to drive healthcare value.
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Scripps Health shares five of the health system’s most successful strategies for reducing variation.
Hospitals can prepare for the challenges ahead and positon themselves for success by determining ways ot reduce their nonlabor expenses.
The realities of healthcare reform are driving hospitals and physicians to recognize margin management as a key component in securing a financially viable healthcare delivery system for the 21st century.
Learn why we’re wasting every other dollar we spend in health care.
Involving patients and family members in clinical and administrative improvement initiatives can not only provide patients with a better healthcare experience, but also enhance healthcare organizations' overall performance.
The most effective physician compensation models are productivity-based, using work relative value units to measure productivity.
Co-management agreements offer hospitals a means to focus compensation of physicians more on the quality of care they deliver than on the volume of services.
There are several key factors a hospital should focus on when considering a co-management agreement.
Equivalent patient units is a new measure of hospital volume that improves finance leaders’ ability to compare activity and costs—and identify savings potential.
A study of U.S. integrated delivery systems that used shared services centers found significant reductions in labor costs in key administrative areas.
Inside the April 2012 issue of HFMA's newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment, featuring practical strategies for reducing labor expenses, supply chain costs, service-line costs, and other expenses affecting hospitals and health systems.
A look at the issues covered in the December 2011 issue of HFMA's newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment.
Tracking and documenting expensive implants as they are used is expected to save $1 million this year for a teaching hospital with a busy OR.
David Butz, a University of Michigan professor who researches the economics of healthcare delivery, offers a number of practical strategies for physician engagement by finance.
In the last year, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center’s cardiovascular unit has shaved three days off of its length of stay, reduced treatment costs by thousands of dollars, and improved quality measures such as door-to-balloon time—thanks largely to its innovative partnerships with physicians.
Learn strategies for helping physicians understand what is driving the bottom line.
Costing for physician practices presents unique challenges for hospital finance professionals.
Eliminating unnecessary touch points in medication distribution can reduce costs and enhance safety at hospitals.
Hospitals can achieve cost savings by reminding surgical house staff and attending physicians about the charges associated with ordering daily blood drawing for routine blood work.
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston initiated an electronic payment and invoicing system for suppliers in 2008—and has achieved seven-figure savings.
Don't wait until your equipment is on its last legs. A management plan can help your system avoid costly surprises.
Slow patient throughput doesn't have to be the norm in your ED.
Although identifying opportunities to cut costs can be relatively easy, the true test is prioritizing these opportunities in a way that optimizes use of capital and maintains the organization's strategic focus.
A hospital that does not have an activity-based costing system could be putting its financial viability at considerable risk.
A case can be made for converting a hospital's clinical care departments from profit centers into standard expense centers.
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