This August e-Bulletin highlights 10 hot-button Leadership articles that struck a chord with our C-suite audience. These articles have seen the most traffic on our website during the past year.
Betting on Bundled PaymentA Leadership infographic details the research to date on the effectiveness of bundled payment and shares three risk strategies for providers that engage in this new payment approach.
A Three Legged ACO Gets Off to a Running Start A California health system, payer, and physician association started a basic model for their ACO with a dual quality and cost agenda?a per-member-per-month global budget coupled with an agreement that stipulates that no cost-control initiative can be launched if it would hurt quality.
DeKalb’s Comprehensive Medication Compliance Approach Cuts ReadmissionsWithin 1 to 3 hours of a DeKalb patient’s scheduled discharge, a pharmacy technician or pharmacist physically delivers medications to the patient or caregiver. Two days after discharge, pharmacists call DeKalb patients to discuss the initial days of medication therapy.
Predictive Analytics: Pinpointing How To Best Allocate Patient ResourcesPredictive analytic techniques are helping healthcare organizations pinpoint how they can get the most bang for their buck in terms of improving quality and reducing costs.
Lessons Learned from Price Transparency PioneersMeaningful price transparency efforts can gain the trust of consumers and help patients take greater charge of their healthcare purchasing decisions. For example, Spectrum Health and Alegent Creighton Health offer patients ways to determine out-of-pocket cost estimates for healthcare procedures.
Improving Efficiency Scores While Maintaining QualityMedicare’s Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program steps on the accelerator, beginning Oct. 1, 2014, when it adds an efficiency score—a hospital’s spending per Medicare patient—to the formula that determines hospital pay.
The Value Case for Advanced Illness Management As providers take on population-based risks, they are looking to reduce costs across the continuum of care. What has been a mission-based priority—ensuring the very ill and dying receive care that correlates with their wishes—has become a financial imperative as well.
A Faith-Based, Data-Driven Partnership to Improve Community Health Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare partners with the Congregational Health Network, a group of 500 churches and other faith-based organizations to address the socially complex issues that drive residents to seek out emergency departments for routine care.
Raising Cost Awareness Among PhysiciansAfter his third year of medical school, Neel Shah, MD, founded a not-for-profit organization called Costs of Care. Its mission: to empower patients and their caregivers to deflate medical bills.
The Gamification of WellnessBlue Cross Blue Shield of California pumped up its employee wellness program by developing a social media fitness challenge that received 40 percent participation among its workers within the first year.
These other articles were also very popular and just missed the top 10 list:
Somnia: Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve Toward Improved Anesthesia Value
PMMC: Navigating Revenue Cycle Management Challenges as Value Based Purchasing Emerges
Burgess: Simplify the Business of Healthcare
J.P. Morgan: Managing Cybersecurity and Protecting Patient Data
Brian DiPietro, Managing Director, Commercial Bank Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co., discusses the importance of evaluating your cybersecurity protocols to help prevent malicious data breaches.
TransUnion Healthcare: Smarter Revenue Cycle Solutions
Gerry McCarthy, President of TransUnion Healthcare, discusses industry trends contributing to higher bad debt and what to do about them. Gerry is responsible for the strategic direction of the healthcare business and expanding its footprint in the healthcare market overall. He has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technologies.
Deloitte: Creating Value with Effective Care Management
Scott Kolesar, principal and senior leader in Deloitte Consulting LLP's Value Based Care practice, and David Wennberg, MD, MPH, adjunct associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute and former chief executive officer, Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative, discuss the challenges and competencies involved in creating a care management organization.
American Express: Streamlining Supplier Payments and Boosting Revenue
Andrew Jamison, vice president in the Global Corporate Payments division of American Express, discusses trends and opportunities in supplier payments.
Deloitte: Realizing the Potential of Your CDI Program
Suzanne Whitworth, director at Deloitte & Touche LLP, and LaVerne Romberger, MSN, CCM, CCDS, clinical operations manager-Seton Healthcare, share leading practices for maximizing the potential of clinical documentation programs under value-based care.
RevSpring: Customizing a Technology Platform to Drive Patient Payment
Martin Callahan, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, RevSpring, describes key industry trends affecting how patients engage with the revenue cycle and ways payment processes are changing as a result.