Revenue cycle leaders cannot go it alone when it comes to navigating roadblocks to reimbursement. Front- and back-end staff play an integral role in calculating payment estimates, collecting dollars in advance of procedures and tests, and communicating the often-puzzling connection between hospital charges for physician practice and provider-based department patients.
An in-depth report examining the drivers of variation in cost metrics for total joint replacements. It includes key findings from an analysis of more than 800 hospitals, project improvement success stories and best practices.
Designing a New Path to Patient Financial Engagement
July 10, 2018
Healthcare organizations face growing financial burdens and increasing competition for patients as a result of the move to value-based care, EHR investments, and patient consumerism. As they address these challenges, it is crucial to improve patient financial engagement practices. This report explores key steps healthcare organizations should take to create a better patient financial experience, including offering detailed price estimates and creating an advanced, patient friendly financial platform that steers patients to a broad array of payment options.
According to the 2018 HealthLeaders Media Buzz Survey, Managing Population Risk, 54% of respondents from provider organizations either plan to or have already taken on additional risk beyond their current at-risk populations.
The degree of risk they are taking varies greatly. This report describes the ways in which a strong data and analytics strategy will help healthcare organizations improve documentation and coding, as well as strengthen care coordination practices to improve quality outcomes across at-risk populations.
The Transformation of Behavioral Health Care Begins in the ED
June 26, 2018
The growing number of patients presenting to hospitals with psychiatric emergencies represents a major challenge for emergency departments. The struggle to address the crisis in emergency psychiatry impacts patient safety, quality of care, hospital efficiency, and the bottom line.
Industry leaders agree, early intervention is critical. Since the vast majority of psychiatric emergencies resolve within 24 hours, hospitals can prevent unnecessary admission and enhance care by shifting to earlier intervention in the ED. The sooner a patient is evaluated and treated, the better their chances of preventing hospitalization and the sooner they begin healing.
In this paper you will learn how innovative approaches to emergency psychiatric care help your hospital:
• Enhance patient care
• Increase ED efficiency
• Reduce patient wait times
• Minimize ED boarding
• Improve staff and patient safety and satisfaction
• Prevent unnecessary admissions
• Reach underserved populations
Case Study: Top Workforce Management Intitiatives: For Quality of Care Improvements and Labor Cost Reduction
June 20, 2018
Today’s healthcare organizations are moving towards workforce optimization by utilizing strategies that deliver both quality of care and cost containment. Those strategies require them to use workforce data in ways they’ve never done before. Automating workforce management processes such as time and attendance, staffing and scheduling and human resources/payroll is not enough. Instead, forward-thinking health systems are finding new ways to tap into the power of workforce data analytics.
A HealthLeaders survey of healthcare executives sheds light on strategies that are proving to be successful to health systems nationwide. Here are the top 5 workforce management initiatives that rated the highest for labor cost containment and improving care quality.