Healthcare Cost Containment: June 2018
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After the Performance Improvement Initiative Ends: Sustaining Gains with Analysis
By Jennifer Ittner, Todd Wolk, and Greg Wright
Southern Illinois Healthcare saved approximately $60 million in one year through improved denials management and billing protocols and reductions in clinical variability, supplies, and benefit costs.
Avoiding Costly Mistakes When Purchasing Financial Software
By Laura Ramos Hegwer
By understanding what to include in their RFPs, finance leaders can make sure they select the best cost accounting, decision support, and business intelligence platforms.
Service Line Analytics: Sound Decision-Making Starts with Reliable Data
From our Sponsor Kaufman Hall
By Jay Spence
Healthcare organizations are recognizing that incorporating service line analytics into strategic activities enables better understanding of each area’s financial and operational impacts. In addition, service line analytics signal when real-time improvements are needed and drive more informed decision-making.
Cost Accounting Evolves as Provider Needs Change
An interview with Christie Scanlon, healthcare cost consultant, Scanlon Enterprises LLC, by Laura Ramos Hegwer
Organizations can use their current data to understand what it truly costs to deliver healthcare services. Using existing data and automating the pull of that data also allows for less human intervention to maintain cost accounting models.
House Calls for Frail, Elderly Patients Save Money, Improve Satisfaction
By Lola Butcher
House calls for frail, elderly patients have not gained traction under fee for service but could be a vital component of value-based care.
Healthcare Costs at a Glance
Total Joint Replacement Costs Decline
Value-based models such as bundled payment and accountable care organizations have bolstered reductions in total joint replacement costs.