Year: 2018

CY 2019 OPPS/ASC Final Rule: HFMA Executive Summary Presentation

This presentation briefly summarizes the CY 2019 OPPS/ASC final rule, published by CMS.

HFMA December 13, 2018

Healthcare Cost Containment: December 2018

Subscribers can access the December 2018 issue of Healthcare Cost Containment.

HFMA December 13, 2018

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Can Save Costs

Pressure ulcer treatment can be as high as $150,000 and can add approximately $40,000 to a hospital stay.

HFMA December 12, 2018

Some Regulatory Reduction Plans Draw Hospital Concerns

Areas of concern include around transfer agreements and patient status.

Rich Daly December 12, 2018

Mercy Saves Millions in the OR Through Standardization and Automation

Surgeons from Mercy’s 41 hospitals worked with perioperative directors to reduce costly physician preference items. The health system also used an inventory management system to improve charge capture and eliminate time-wasting manual processes. Overall, Mercy has cut its supply costs by $3.6 million in 12 months.

Laura Ramos Hegwer December 12, 2018

7 Focus Areas for Reducing Healthcare Expenses

Healthcare providers should focus on seven areas to control costs and maximize savings while continuing to deliver high-quality patient care.

Jon Melling December 12, 2018

Hospital Saves $49M by Engaging Department Leaders

Small-scale projects to reduce waste and improve efficiency can add up to boost hospital bottom lines. The key is tapping leaders’ knowledge of what processes need to change.

Laura Ramos Hegwer December 12, 2018

From Professional Evaluation to Clinical Excellence

Leading hospitals are stretching farther and using actionable data on physician performance to accelerate overall performance improvement.

Jennie Dulac December 12, 2018

Purchased Services Contracting for Employed Physician Practices Cuts Cost, Improves Service

Piedmont Healthcare saved almost $90,000 for its employed physician practices by securing a purchased services contract for after-hours answering services. 

Ryan Bowcut December 12, 2018

Achieving Care Integration Boosts Hospital’s Quality Metrics

Parrish Medical Center gained integrated certification by implementing a series of process improvements, starting with gaining physician buy-in and installing interdisciplinary teams.

Edwin Loftin December 11, 2018
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