Practice Improvement

Cracking the Code on Physician Practice Performance

Premier discusses how it works with medical groups and health systems to better leverage business intelligence to identify and seize performance improvement opportunities.

HFMA February 12, 2021

How one provider organization uses data reporting and analytics to transform healthcare operations

As part of HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference, leaders with Privia Health explained how they have applied a multistage process to optimize their data-reporting procedures and analytics platform.

Nick Hut January 22, 2021

Distributed credentialing: The new provider mobility imperative

Healthcare organizations must validate the identity and credentials of all the physicians that deliver care in their facilities, which creates a significant revenue cycle, recruiting and physician relations challenge. New approaches using blockchain and distributed ledger technology offer a way for organizations to collaborate on this process, saving them substantial time and expense.

John Bass December 17, 2020

Financial Sustainability Report: January 2020

This January 2020 inaugural issue of the Financial Sustainability Report, sponsored by Kaufman Hall, features articles on creating care pathways to eliminate unnecessary variations in care and on creating a dashboard to reduce spend on high-cost medications.

HFMA November 23, 2020

Why effective maternity care requires an innovative, value-based strategy

An episode-of-care approach may be the best way to address cost variation in maternal care and promote partnerships across the healthcare continuum.

Tessa Kerby, MBA, MPHE October 22, 2020

5 high-leverage areas for improving medical group financial performance

By examining five high-leverage areas within medical group operations, health systems can identify improvement opportunities.

Rose Wagner, RN, MHS, FACMPE July 31, 2020

How Orlando Health improved its bottom line by optimizing observation services

Orlando Health in central Florida offers a case example of how to effectively manage patients in observation status to reduce average length of stay for these patients, thereby, freeing up capacity for care of patients with higher-acuity conditions.

Richard Basaly, MD June 26, 2020

Texas Oncology streamlines operations to achieve success in Medicare value-based payment model

The experience of Texas Oncology in CMS’s Oncology Care Model shows how provider organizations can use change management processes to lay the foundation for success in new care delivery models.

Elizabeth Barker June 22, 2020

How Orlando Health stemmed healthcare costs by eliminating unnecessary clinical process variation

An initiative to eliminate unnecessary variation in care processes for six diagnostic groupings enabled Orlando Health to significantly reduce its average length of stay for the diagnoses while realizing a substantial reduction in cost.

Thomas Kelley, MD March 12, 2020

Main Line Health improves its bottom line by creating a collaborative culture

A health system's multifaceted performance improvement initiative, which yielded more than $120 million in savings, is exemplified by its approach to improving care processes in its ICUs.

Andrew Norton, MD March 5, 2020
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