Cost Reduction

Savings and Efficiency Attainable by Partnering with Managed Service Providers

Vendor-neutral managed service providers can help health systems achieve savings and program efficiency across multiple high-cost areas, including labor and supplies.

Leanne Oatman April 6, 2017

Palliative Care Results in $1.7M Savings While Improving Outcomes

A decision support system helped a hospital measure its cost savings from palliative care and justify expanding the service.

Laura Ramos Hegwer April 6, 2017

How One Florida Healthcare Organization Tackled Recruitment Challenges and Saved $3M

Health First exceeded its goals for improving new hire retention rates and satisfaction, resulting in significant cost savings and happier hiring managers.

Jill Schwieters April 6, 2017

Trending Solutions for Rising Drug Prices

Understanding the efficacy of high-cost drug across large patient populations will help providers, payers, and pharmaceutical companies to understand the value of certain drugs and offer patients their life-saving value.

bett February 16, 2017

A Strategy to Reduce Costly COPD Readmission Penalties

Teaching patients to manage COPD as a chronic disease—rather than an acute condition—can help reduce costly hospitalizations from flare-ups.

Brian Tiep, MD February 6, 2017

NYU Langone Medical Center Achieves Cost Reductions Through Rehab Fine Tuning

Early mobilization and other strategies cut length of stay, acute rehab utilization, and post-acute costs. The medical center’s ICU project alone yields $1.5 million in savings.

Robert Fojut February 6, 2017

How DCH Health System Tackled Clinical Variation to Reduce Costs

By engaging clinicians in efforts to reduce clinical variation, one regional health system has transformed the way finance leaders and physicians work together.

Lorraine Yehlen, MA, BSN, RN February 6, 2017

NYU Langone Medical Center Achieves Cost Reductions Through Rehab Fine-Tuning

Early mobilization and other strategies cut length of stay, acute rehab utilization, and post-acute costs. The medical center’s ICU project alone yields $1.5 million in savings.

Robert Fojut November 15, 2016

CHECK Targets Chronic Care Costs For Children

A care coordination program targeted toward children with chronic conditions who are also on Medicaid aims to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient engagement and outcomes.

HFMA November 10, 2016

Ask the Experts: 340B Status

What tips or strategies can you offer related to managing our SSI ratio as it relates to maintaining our 340B drug assistance status?

HFMA May 10, 2016
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