Behavioral health patients have higher-than-average rates of emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and readmissions. To make behavioral health a core part of its population health strategy, one Ohio health system is...
By providing more payment options and moving away from a "one-size-fits-all" collections approach, one Florida hospital is making progress toward managing the revenue leakage that comes with self-pay patients.
By zeroing in on quality variation improvement and holding regular meetings between finance and clinical leaders to review data, the $3.4 billion institution has been able to significantly reduce expenses and to achieve physician and nursing buy-in.
With all the issues provider organizations are facing, senior hospital and health system administrators just may not have the bandwidth to place a lot of focus on price transparency right now. That will have to change.