Bigger Footprint, Does it Result in a Bigger Bottom Line? 5 Key Considerations to Achieve Success

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More and more health systems are feeling the pressure of impending consolidation due to a number of factors – tightening net incomes, unpredictable health policy from Washington, costs and time to build a population health infrastructure – just to name a few.

 Health systems are being pushed to either compete as their own integrated, horizontally or vertically integrated, high-value networks, or be disintermediated and rolled up into a larger organization. This fear has finance executives searching for opportunities to influence their footprint within the market.

Join strategic planning and acquisitions expert, Steve Valentine, on April 10th, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET as he shares insight on 5 key considerations to achieving success for your bottom line, gleaned from 40 years of healthcare strategy and transaction experience. 

Industry Outlook: Exploring Investments and ROI

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With each passing year, incremental progress has been made in the move to a value-based model in the healthcare industry. However, after years of investment in infrastructure, healthcare IT, and care delivery enhancements, it seems appropriate to ask whether providers are actually seeing a return on this investment. 

Along with the question of whether providers are seeing return on investment for value-based care, an even broader set of questions relates to the overall financial health of the industry. What do current operating margins look like, and what is the outlook for the coming year? Where are providers investing to remain financially viable in the future? Which provider investments are producing the strongest returns? And last, which investments are producing no returns?

Join us on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 as we explore these questions and more.

Key Levers to Manage the “Risk” in Your Risk-Based Contracts

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SCIO Health Analytics

Historically, those providers participating in Medicare Advantage plans had the greatest interest in ensuring a sound risk adjustment strategy. Today, all providers have a growing interest.

Join our upcoming webinar on February 15th at 2:30 pm ET to learn key levers providers can use to mitigate and effectively manage the risk facing their organizations. Hear how Scripps Health Plan Services has implemented a risk adjustment strategy that helps them deliver on their value-based care initiatives and is grounded in ensuring quality care is delivered to the patients they & their providers serve.

With a foundation built to withhold the pressures of assuming risk, all providers can ensure success in their risk-sharing arrangements.

During this webinar, participants will:
-          Learn how focusing on key areas of your business can drive success with risk-based contracts
-          Understand how comprehensive risk adjustment strategies can support quality outcomes, cost reductions and optimized revenue
-          Learn about Scripps Health’s approach to ensuring patient quality, driving accurate documentation & creating critical visibility into their expected and actual CMS payments 
-          Understand the importance of managing provider performance and network leakage to risk-bearing organizations

Leading Transformation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas with the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)™ Program

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American Heart Association

Health leaders play a vital role in healthcare transformation through leading the implementation of disruptive innovations.  Join us on Febrary 13th at 1:00 pm ET where Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Cole Edmonson, will discuss the principles that support leading transformation in healthcare, how these principles guided the decision to implement the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)™ Program, and how the RQI™ Program supported the mission and values important to the organization.  Alex Klacman, Critical Care Education Specialist will focus on organizational implementation of RQI™, and share the data supporting improvements in skill performance and survival rates from cardiac arrest following implementation.

Learning Points:
• Describe the role of the health leader in leading transformation through disruptive innovation
• Highlight the critical points needed for successful implementation of the RQI™ Program
• Review the key outcome measures in quality metrics and cost improvements seen with implementation of RQI™

The Strategic Impact of Laboratory Services in a Value-Based Environment

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Hospitals and health systems are trying to find their way in an industry rich with payment reform, changing care models, mergers and acquisitions, and increased consumerism. Healthcare executives are tasked with finding solutions to these challenges to enable organizations to remain financially viable while delivering high quality care across the continuum.

To meet these goals, one clinical service area that executives should take into account when developing strategic plans is laboratory diagnostic services. While some organizations may see laboratory services as a commodity, and prefer to outsource them, others see the lab as an opportunity. Investment in lab capabilities—including emerging technology around molecular, genetic, and other pathologies—can improve patient care by making it more precise while providing a competitive advantage for hospitals and health systems by capitalizing on the data created in a systemic way.

Join us on Wednesday, January 31st at 1 pm ET where our panel will explore how executive healthcare leaders can incorporate laboratory services—particularly in conjunction with informatics and data analytics technology—into their strategic plans to differentiate service lines, improve clinical and financial outcomes, and reshape healthcare delivery in a value-based purchasing environment.

Achieving Revenue Integrity By Leveraging Physician Advisors

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Ever wonder why so many hospitals are turning to physician advisor programs to improve utilization review performance, thereby enhancing compliance and revenue integrity?

Join us for our live webinar Monday, December 4th at 1:00 pm ET to streamline communication between clinicians, case managers and other non-clinical staff, to build effective physician advisor programs can help improve clinical documentation, support denials management and reduce attending physicians’ administrative burden.