Case Study: Prioritize Quality and Speed with Distributed Radiology
Envision Physician Services
April 17, 2019
Envision Physician Services distributed radiology model ensures greater access to subspecialty radiologists, improved case routing and faster turnaround times using its national network of subspecialists and its proprietary Connect software. By implementing this model at a partner facility, Envision Physician Services improved turnaround times by delivering 95% of stat cases in less than one hour, 95% of E.D. STAT reads in 28 minutes or less and routine studies within 24 hours.
Surprise Billing in the ED: How Physicians and Lawmakers Can Fix the Problem Together
April 1, 2019
Patients should have one thing on their mind when they are treated in the emergency room: recovery. However, surprise billing adds stress to an already emotional situation.
While surprise ED bills are indicative of systemic issues in healthcare, they are not inevitable. Hospitals, physician management groups, and lawmakers can all take steps to improve transparency and fairness for patients while ensuring that providers receive fair reimbursement.
As awareness of the issues grows, consumers will likely demand increased transparency from hospitals, payers, and providers.
Learn more about:
The root causes of surprise ED billing
The impact on patients and providers
Important steps providers can take to close coverage gaps
How providers and lawmakers can collaborate to promote fairness and transparency
The past year was dominated by consolidation across the healthcare market - from CVS and Aetna to Cigna and Express Scripts, the healthcare industry has been abuzz with the words "merger" and "acquisition". But is this trend here to stay?
In CredSimple's quarterly roundup of healthcare trends and news, we examine 2018's major trend and whether it will continue, or if there are any alternatives on the horizon.
Charting the Course for Sustainable Growth in a Modern Healthcare Organization
March 29, 2019
Today’s health care CFO provides data-driven decision-making support. The era of big data and decision support gives the CFO the ability to measure and control the cost of care, conduct risk-adjusted scenario modeling and confidently recommend growth in new segments and markets.
This ebook provides best practices for the digital transformation to the new healthcare operating model for CFOs and other financial stakeholders.
Off-Script: The People-side of Healthcare Consolidation
March 21, 2019
With Congress pushing for more value-based care, hospital and organizational consolidation is on the rise. This consolidation goes beyond traditional mergers--healthcare systems have begun to acquire private primary and specialty practices as well. That’s why consolidation must benefit patients, caregivers, and organizational wellbeing as a whole. Bigger isn't always better, and consolidation ultimately should streamline and enhance patient experience.
In our latest episode in the Off-Script video series, six Gallagher healthcare experts examine what consolidation means for the people involved and for overall organization wellbeing.
Rehab Talent: Strategies for Acquisition and Retention
Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
March 18, 2019
A rehab program is only as good as its staff. Acquiring, retaining and keeping rehab talent engaged is critical for program effectiveness.
Staffing issues can burden providers with additional costs and make it hard for them to deliver a consistently high quality of care, but there are key strategies to help relieve the staffing burden.
The medical industry is facing a growing talent shortage. Recent estimates predict that America will be short of more than 130,000 doctors by 2025. Specialized departments will suffer especially high shortage rates. If healthcare providers want to minimize the impact of this shortage, they must optimize their recruitment and retention practices.
This guide details the best strategies for making that happen!