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Health Systems Slow to Collaborate


Providers Lack Incentives to Coordinate

Providers Lack Incentives to Coordinate

Are you initiating a shared savings program with payers or providers to assume risks as part of an effort to reduce costs? 

"While there is discussion about moving that patient as seamlessly as we can, with incentives or lack of incentives, it's difficult because of the payment method and how we have been reimbursed. I'm embarrassed to say it drives some of our behaviors, but I think it does," says Julie Manas, president and CEO of the 349-licensed-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Clair, Wis., and division president of the Western Wisconsin division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which includes the 193-licensed-bed St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls. .

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