Jim Tsokanos - CEO of Nu Nexus, LLC

Chief executive officer, entrepreneur, innovator, and trusted advisor are just a few of the many roles Jim Tsokanos has played during his 20-year career. He has successfully led, transformed, and counseled Fortune 500 companies, governments, and industry-leading organizations during unprecedented times of change. Read More...

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 a single reimbursement is provided), and they can Read More
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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 new face of care will look like and how pRead More
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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 how it can be expected to impRead More
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How to Build an Effective ASC Cash-Pay Program

How to Build an Effective ASC Cash-Pay Program

In this era of declining reimbursements and rising business expenses, it can be a struggle for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) with narrow profit margins to maintain a sufficient cash flow to cover their operating costs. In recent years, the tightness of this gap between revenue and expenses has forced many ASCs to explore alternative strategies…

Why Are Payors and Providers Better Together?

Why Are Payors and Providers Better Together?

Given their rapid rise in popularity in recent years, payor-provider partnerships seem set to become one of the next big trends in the health care industry. In 2016, new product launches were announced at a steady pace, and the market also saw a much stronger focus on deeper, long-term collaborative partnerships with a high prevalence…

What You Need to Know about Enhanced Recovery and Outpatient Surgery

What You Need to Know about Enhanced Recovery and Outpatient Surgery

Ambulatory surgery centers are all about finding and pioneering new, more effective ways of efficiently delivering high quality care. So it’s hardly surprising to find that ASCs and outpatient centers across the US are embracing what’s known as “enhanced recovery,” a new approach to surgery that is transforming the surgical experience for patients and providers…

A Look at the Top Challenges Facing ASCs Today

A Look at the Top Challenges Facing ASCs Today

Ambulatory surgery centers have certainly become much more popular and widespread in recent years, but that doesn’t mean that their ongoing success is guaranteed. On the contrary, today’s ASCs are still facing many tough challenges as they work to establish their place in America’s health care landscape and build their reputation as cost-effective providers of…

What Is Value-Based Insurance Design All About?

What Is Value-Based Insurance Design All About?

Value-based insurance design is becoming an increasingly popular approach with both public and private payors seeking to improve service quality and lower care costs. Read on for a helpful guide to the basics of this innovative insurance strategy. What exactly is value-based insurance design? Value-based insurance design (VBID) is a strategic approach to structuring health…

What You Need to Know about Managing Your Worksite Clinic

What You Need to Know about Managing Your Worksite Clinic

Recent years have seen more and more employers, both large and mid-sized, choose to offer worksite clinics (also known as workplace or onsite clinics) as a way of keeping down the cost of their health benefit programs while at the same time encouraging better health and wellness among their employees. As worksite clinics have grown…

How to Design a Successful Bundled Payment Program

How to Design a Successful Bundled Payment Program

Health industry experts agree that bundled payments are one of the most important strategies that will help health care in the United States transform from a volume-based to a value-based system of care. An alternative payment model that sets a single, fixed price on an entire episode of care, bundled payments show huge promise for…

What Do Patients Want out of Digital Healthcare?

What Do Patients Want out of Digital Healthcare?

A recent survey conducted by Accenture Consulting examines the growing digital healthcare sector. It takes a closer look at the ways in which patients and physicians are increasingly using technology to create a more engaging, convenient healthcare experience. Carried out on behalf of the company by Nielsen, The Accenture 2016 Consumer Survey on Patient Engagement…

What You Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act

What You Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act

A recent bill widely supported by legislators on both sides of the aisle is poised to transform and advance healthcare in America. H.R. 6, more commonly known as the 21st Century Cures Act, is aimed at solving some of the most pressing healthcare challenges facing the modern world. It will accomplish this by speeding up…

6 Ideas to Help ASCs Boost Their Profitability in the New Year

6 Ideas to Help ASCs Boost Their Profitability in the New Year

There’s no question that 2017 will hold some big changes and challenges for the ASC sector. But alongside these hurdles, there are also considerable opportunities for well-prepared ASCs to not only cement their basic financial stability, but to boost their revenue and profitability as well. A recent article in Becker’s ASC Review describes the following…