How Identifying the Right Revenue Cycle Solutions Partner Can Save Hospitals Millions: A Case Study
July 21, 2017
Along with five hospitals, a health plan, home health agency, home parenter- al services (home infusion therapy), CoxHealth Foundation and Cox Col- lege, the health system encompasses 84 clinics and nearly 1,000 beds across its 25-county service area. CoxHealth’s 10,000 employees and more than 550 staff physicians account for a payroll of more than half a billion dollars — part of an economic impact on the region that exceeds $710 million. In 2015, after new revenue cycle leadership came onboard at CoxHealth, the team perceived a need for additional resources to address a stubborn backlog of aging accounts.
Download this case study to learn how CoxHealth significantly reduced their A/R, saw an increase in cash and a reduction in bad debt in just 10 months.
How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Clinical Documentation
June 27, 2017
Even with an active CDI program, consistently achieving the type of improvements necessary for value-based care requires a more contemporary approach. Adding more CDI staff to broaden coverage is not always feasible, nor does it make sense in an ambulatory environment where the physician directs the documentation and coding process and where it’s critical to capture the right details during each visit.
Explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI)–enabled technology and in-workflow clinical guidance are transforming clinical documentation across the care continuum.
Find out how AI is transforming clinical documentation specific to your program’s primary focus. Download the interactive research brief to determine the best path for your care teams to ease the clinical documentation burden and drive better outcomes.
What Keeps Healthcare Finance Executives Up at Night?
June 22, 2017
The healthcare landscape is rapidly evolving. An increase in patient payment responsibility and the move toward bundled payments and value-based care delivery are just a few of the challenges weighing heavily on the minds of today’s healthcare executives.
In a recent survey by Connance and Porter Research, senior revenue cycle executives across the country were asked to rank their top pain points and the steps they are taking to address them. The results of the survey are presented in What Keeps Healthcare Finance Executives Up at Night.
Read the report to learn how your organization compares, and to obtain important information you can use to master these complex challenges.
Environmental Services: Delivering on the Patient-Centered Promise
Compass One Healthcare
June 15, 2017
Press Ganey, in partnership with Compass One Healthcare, studied the relationship of patient-perceived cleanliness to infection incidence and overall patient satisfaction. In the end, the study found a correlation between patient perceptions of cleanliness and the incidence of HAI’s, as well as HCAHPS scores – proving that patients really do know clean when they see it.
To be successful in today’s rapidly evolving, consumer-driven health care marketplace, hospitals and health systems must aggressively protect and promote their brand by maximizing the value of their patients’ care experience. This requires identifying the outcomes that matter to patients and engaging every member of the health care team in the ongoing mission to improve those outcomes. Download this whitepaper to learn more.
New Blood: Why Health Systems Need to Look in New Places for Leadership Talent
Integrated Healthcare Strategies
June 2, 2017
A healthcare idea that's going to make you squeamish. For the healthcare industry, there has never been a better time for an infusion of "new blood" to create the kind of transformational change needed for long-term organizational health.
In Gallagher Integrated's latest whitepaper from David A Bjork, PhD and Kathy Hall, explore how leaders from outside industries are changing healthcare organizations across the country, where they're coming from, and how your organization can prepare for the workforce future. So close your eyes, breathe in, and get ready for change. This will only cause discomfort for a second.
A well-functioning healthcare delivery system should provide the right care at the right time and place, while being accountable for clinical and financial outcomes. Medicare Advantage is a promising development in making value-based care work.