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Learn how you can cut healthcare costs at your organization while still improving your quality of care and clinical outcomes.

  • Repeal and Replace: Managing the Uncertainty

    Repeal and Replace: Managing the Uncertainty

    The replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began last week with Republican lawmakers releasing their first proposal for a reconciliation package – the American Health Care Act.

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  • Data in the Clouds: Enterprise Resource Planning

    Data in the Clouds: Enterprise Resource Planning

    Many providers are looking to enterprise resource planning solutions to both improve efficiencies and reduce costs in this new era of healthcare.

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  • Value Analysis Process: Why Each Step Counts

    Value Analysis Process: Why Each Step Counts

    In today’s value-based healthcare landscape, transparency, managing and evaluating patient outcomes, financial performance and operational efficiency is becoming more and more important. But...

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  • 9 Ways to Prepare Clinicians for MIPS in 2017

    9 Ways to Prepare Clinicians for MIPS in 2017

    CMS estimates that more than 90 percent of eligible clinicians will be in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017. Eligible clinicians can use this roadmap to navigate MACRA.

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  • MACRA and the Giant Move into Value-Based Payment

    MACRA and the Giant Move into Value-Based Payment

    Hospitals and physicians need to take immediate steps to prepare for the QPP’s 2017 launch to ensure the best possible payment scenario. But it’s also important to understand the big-picture impact.

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  • KLAS Finds Premier Has Highest Overall Performance in Healthcare Management Consulting

    KLAS Finds Premier Has Highest Overall Performance in Healthcare Management Consulting

    KLAS, an independent healthcare research firm, published a December 2016 report on the market for healthcare management consulting where they found Premier has highest overall performance.

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  • Healthcare Has Been Changing Fast. Here's Where It's Likely To Go Under Trump

    Healthcare Has Been Changing Fast. Here's Where It's Likely To Go Under Trump

    Health care in the United States has gone through major changes during the Obama administration. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress will soon have the power to flip all that.

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  • Some Health Reforms Are Here to Stay – But Which Ones?

    Some Health Reforms Are Here to Stay – But Which Ones?

    The move to higher value care may help hospitals offset Medicare cuts.

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  • 3 Action Items to Thrive in Value-Based Care

    3 Action Items to Thrive in Value-Based Care

    While we wait for the dust to settle from the presidential election, there is much uncertainty. However, we believe the movement away from pay-for-volume to pay-for-value will continue. Read more.

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  • Will Value-Based Payment Initiatives Continue Under Trump?

    Will Value-Based Payment Initiatives Continue Under Trump?

    President-elect Donald Trump's promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to also undo widespread efforts to nudge the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based payment. Read more.

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  • Top 10 Steps Toward Physician Practice Optimization

    Top 10 Steps Toward Physician Practice Optimization

    Physicians who once operated sustainable private practices are losing up to $200,000 or more per year as employed health system providers in the same community. What has changed for these providers?

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  • Data Can Help Identify True Innovation

    Data Can Help Identify True Innovation

    Mike Alkire, chief operating officer, Premier Inc., shares his thoughts on how data can help identify true innovation with The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

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  • Five Things You Should Know About MACRA

    Five Things You Should Know About MACRA

    MACRA, MIPS, APMs, QPP…it certainly can be an alphabet soup! You have probably heard some of these acronyms before, but do you know what they mean for the future of healthcare?

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  • Merged Systems Struggle to Integrate Back-End Software

    Merged Systems Struggle to Integrate Back-End Software

    As merged providers integrate employees, facilities and technology, experts say many are neglecting the need to align crucial back-end software that manages finances, supply chain and human resources.

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  • 9 Ways to Improve Healthcare Policy for Better Cost Reduction, Innovation

    9 Ways to Improve Healthcare Policy for Better Cost Reduction, Innovation

    While alternative payment models have made significant progress, challenges remain, particularly with exits from ACOs, and several key recommendations could help leaders improve care policy.

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  • Advisor Live: Proposed Episode Payment Models for AMI, CABG, and Hip and Femur Fractures

    Advisor Live: Proposed Episode Payment Models for AMI, CABG, and Hip and Femur Fractures

    On July 25, 2016, CMS released a proposed rule to establish three new bundled payment policies for AMI, CABG and SHFFT. Collectively, the models are referred to as Episode Payment Models (EPMs).

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  • Three Tips for How to Turn Accountability Into Action for Improvement

    Three Tips for How to Turn Accountability Into Action for Improvement

    How can you cut costs while improving quality? That’s a common challenge for today’s health system finance departments. And now with declining reimbursements, evolving payment and care delivery...

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  • Growing Hospital Systems Stretch Supply Chains

    Growing Hospital Systems Stretch Supply Chains

    Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system.

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  • Hospital Execs: ACA, Population Health Will Be Game Changers in Next 3 Years

    Hospital Execs: ACA, Population Health Will Be Game Changers in Next 3 Years

    C-suite leaders predict in the next three years that high-value post-acute care networks and innovative approaches to care delivery will be their most important areas of focus.

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