Cost Effectiveness of Health

How healthcare organizations can leverage CDI to meet strategic goals amid times of financial uncertainty

Six trends related to the COVID-19 pandemic have created a need for healthcare organizations to adopt a new, strategic and data-driven approach to managing their clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs.

James P. Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS April 26, 2021

Physician practice performance suffered during the 2020 pandemic year

Recent research shows that volatility driven by COVID-19 rocked physician practices throughout 2020, but there were signs of recovery toward the end of the year.

Cynthia Arnold April 26, 2021

From chaos to unity: 6 steps for building a compensation plan for employed physicians

When acquiring physician practices, health systems often develop employment arrangements on a case-by-case basis, leading to challenges due to the inconsistencies of multiple arrangements. A large physician practice’s effort to standardize its approach to compensating its employed physicians offer a case example of how to effectively address this problem.

Robin Nichols, CPA, MHA April 26, 2021

National Academy of Medicine paper explores transformation opportunities for health systems

Authored by leaders of four large health systems and two hospital associations, a new paper examines priorities for healthcare transformation from the perspective of care delivery organizations.

Nick Hut April 8, 2021

NFP hospital profitability plummeted in 2020 despite expense mitigation strategies, Moody’s reports

Profits were down in the not-for-profit and public healthcare sector in FY20, but management strategies helped to increase liquidity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nick Hut March 30, 2021

Before pursuing a healthcare merger, you need to understand the process

The drivers of today’s mergers and acquisitions differ significantly from what was driving M&A activity 20 years ago, says Anu Singh, managing director with Kaufman, Hall & Associates LLC. Read Singh’s insights into the key factors that will determine the M&A success in the post-COVID-19 world.

Eric C. Reese, PhD March 29, 2021

How revenue cycle teams can maintain effective patient financial services in a distanced world

Amid the challenging times of COVD-19, it is critical for revenue cycle leaders to educate themselves about best practices either created or refined during the pandemic to effectively promote patient financial engagement in today’s world of social distancing.

Craig Webster March 29, 2021

How Scripps Health used demand modeling to prepare for the pandemic’s uncertainties

Two executives from San Diego-based Scripps Heath discuss how the health system has employed emerging demand modeling techniques to realize the full power of rolling forecasting during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Majka March 26, 2021

Healthcare’s financial recovery after COVID-19 depends on data and evidence

One of the greatest cost-savings opportunities for hospitals and health systems lies in controlling variation in costs for surgical procedures, a key area of focus for such an effort is the supply costs for such procedures.

Dan Hermes, MBA March 26, 2021

Health system leaders share top approaches for success under value-based payment

Three health system executives discuss the key factors that have contributed to their organizations’ long-standing success with value-based payment models.

Eric C. Reese, PhD March 25, 2021
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