8 Tips for Developing a Successful Bundled Payment Strategy

8 Tips for Developing a Successful Bundled Payment Strategy

As more care providers—sensing that the days of fee-for-service care are limited—begin to experiment with alternative payment models, bundled payments seem to be emerging as the most popular of these options so far. As its name implies, bundled payments aggregate a range of services together under the umbrella of one episode of care (for which… Continue Reading

5 Big Myths about Clinical Transformation

5 Big Myths about Clinical Transformation

The seismic shift from volume to value that is currently spreading through the American health care landscape means big changes for care providers. And, as in any time of transition, while many people and institutions are feeling positive about these much-needed changes, there is also confusion, uncertainty, and many myths and misconceptions about what the… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Value-Based Care – 5 FAQs

What You Need to Know About Value-Based Care – 5 FAQs

According to most industry experts, our health care system’s move from volume to value is an inevitable transition. It’s happening slowly, but surely and irrevocably. In spite of this assessment, however, many organizations and individuals – from hospitals to insurance providers to patients – are still struggling to understand what value-based care really means, and… Continue Reading

10 Questions That Will Help You Choose an RCM Vendor

10 Questions That Will Help You Choose an RCM Vendor

Developing an effective and systematic approach to revenue cycle management (RCM) is an essential step towards financial stability for ambulatory surgery centers. But given the challenges of simply running a business in this rapidly changing health care landscape, not every ASC has the time or the in-house expertise required to master the nuances and details… Continue Reading

4 Important Steps for Health Care Improvements That Last

4 Important Steps for Health Care Improvements That Last

Driven by the pressures of rising costs and the need to provide a better patient experience, health care organizations of all types and sizes are increasingly focused on designing and implementing health care improvement efforts. However, a new study from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement reminds organizations that simply improving care isn’t enough on its… Continue Reading

How to Make a Worksite Clinic a Success

How to Make a Worksite Clinic a Success

In recent years, more employers have turned to worksite or onsite clinics in order to provide employees with the support and services they need while keeping excessive health care costs under control. While worksite clinics can offer significant benefits to employers and employees alike, as well as to the health care system overall, it’s important… Continue Reading

A Look at Health Care Marketing in the Age of Consumerism

A Look at Health Care Marketing in the Age of Consumerism

As our country’s health care system becomes increasingly consumer-driven, health care marketers are finding themselves in new and unexpected territory. Today’s customers are looking for a different experience than yesterday’s customers, and marketers are having to suddenly rise to the challenge of unpacking complex consumer preferences, developing relevant products that meet the needs of an… Continue Reading

10 Qualities of the Top Health Care Providers

10 Qualities of the Top Health Care Providers

In today’s turbulent market, health care organizations, ranging from brand new ASCs to long-established hospitals, are facing the challenging task of controlling the unsustainable cost of care while at the same time improving both the quality of care and access for millions of patients. And while different care organizations are tackling this challenge in a… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Stop-Loss Insurance

What You Need to Know About Stop-Loss Insurance

With more employers opting for self-insurance over fully-funded health plans, the question of how to choose appropriate stop-loss insurance has become critically important. Designed to protect self-insured employers against sudden, catastrophic claims that could lead to unsupportable financial loss, stop-loss insurance is a necessity for most employers. However, deciphering the details of different stop-loss plans… Continue Reading

5 Things ASCs Need to Know about Infection Prevention

5 Things ASCs Need to Know about Infection Prevention

Infection prevention is a major focus of the ASC industry today. Although many patients are choosing the efficiency and quality of ambulatory security centers over other options, doubts linger over whether the precautions used are keeping them safe from infection. High-profile cases like the death of comedian Joan Rivers in 2014 (which arose from therapeutic… Continue Reading