A Carrot or a Stick?
Incentives may not be enough to trigger a shift to voluntary alternative payment models.
Solving the Opioid Crisis: A Critical Role for Medicaid
The Medicaid expansion has benefited states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic and has eased the burden of uncompensated care on hospitals and other healthcare providers.
Median Indicators for 2017 Provide Snapshot of U.S. Hospitals’ Recent Operational Performance
Hospital data was collected for one year and grouped into five categories.
Healthcare Microeconomics 401
When contemplating a consolidation today, healthcare leaders may need to consider new economic principles that account for consumer engagement and the impact of the consolidation on cost.
Using Predictive Analytics to Align ED Staffing Resources With Patient Demand
A data analysis provided the basis for developing an emergency department staffing model that more precisely accounted for day-to-day variations in volume of patient visits.
Price Variation 101
Price variation has been a hot topic in healthcare industry circles but most consumers are unaware that healthcare prices vary.
The Increasing Importance of Strategic Capital Planning
Strategic capital planning can provide certainty amid a time of a large number of unknown external variables.
The (Non-financial) Benefits of Reducing Unnecessary Lab Testing
Quality improvement projects that focus on more efficient management of resources may improve patient satisfaction and result in modest cost savings.
Telebehavioral Health: The ROI for Long-Term Care
To understand the financial impact of telebehavioral health services in long-term care facilities, a study compared the financial performance of facilities with telehealth services with that of facilities without such services.
Overcoming Common Obstacles of Transitioning to Electronic Insurer-to-Provider Payments
A Pennsylvania health plan worked with providers to implement electronic payments and eliminate the issues of paper checks.