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A Carrot or a Stick?

Incentives may not be enough to trigger a shift to voluntary alternative payment models.

James H. Landman January 29, 2018

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.

Ceci Connolly January 29, 2018

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.

HFMA January 29, 2018

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.

Keith D. Moore, MCP January 29, 2018

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. 

Jeffrey Skinner, MHA, BSN, CEN January 29, 2018

Price Variation 101

Price variation has been a hot topic in healthcare industry circles but most consumers are unaware that healthcare prices vary. 

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA January 29, 2018

The Increasing Importance of Strategic Capital Planning

Strategic capital planning can provide certainty amid a time of a large number of unknown external variables.

Kelly Arduino January 29, 2018

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.

Alden W. Hall January 29, 2018

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. 

Louis Rossiter January 29, 2018

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.

Bob Hough January 29, 2018
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