Read the contents of the August issue of HFMA's Healthcare Cost Containment newsletter.
Care process redesign
The dual risk of physician and mental health conditions often compound the cost of care. In fact, people with a combination of medical and behavioral issues have medical costs that are two times higher than the general population.
Organizations that don’t use NPs and PAs as primary care providers for complex patients are missing an opportunity to maintain good outcomes and potentially reduce costs, says Perri Morgan of Duke University School of Medicine.
Monitoring and sharing vendor contract terms will ensure that time and money invested in negotiations is not wasted and that your organization realizes agreed upon prices for goods and services.
By William Kirsh, DO, MPH
Maintaining pharmacy revenue integrity requires the availability of accurate, longitudinal data; physicians who understand how their prescribing decisions affect revenue integrity; and technology that delivers information in real-time.
Clinical decision support
Tackling state and federal prescribing guidelines can improve healthcare providers documentation and administrative reporting and potentially reduce their liability for patient opioid misuse.
Supply chain management
From our Sponsor, Kaufman Hall
A hospital or health system that wants the best possible client service from its supply chain must provide resources — including staff, technology and tools — as well as opportunities to collaborate on decision making that will position the supply chain for success.
Healthcare costs at a glance
The excess medical cost per person with diabetes grew by 14% from $8,417 to $9,601 in 2017 dollars.