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 Solve the Problem of Wasteful Health Care Spending

How to Solve the Problem of Wasteful Health Care Spending

The amount of money the United States spends on health care is the highest of any other nation in the world. So why does it so often seem like we aren’t getting the full value of what we paid for? A new study aims to help address this question by taking a closer look at…

6 of the Best Ways Care Facilities Can Improve the Patient Experience

6 of the Best Ways Care Facilities Can Improve the Patient Experience

As our health care system slowly but surely shifts from a volume-based model to a value-based model, the associated growing trend towards patient-centered care is being embraced by care facilities of all kinds, from established hospitals to brand-new ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). While boosting patient engagement—that is, the involvement of patients in the design of…

What You Need to Know about Workplace Clinics and Our Health System

What You Need to Know about Workplace Clinics and Our Health System

Also known as worksite or onsite clinics, workplace clinics are becoming very popular amongst employers (particularly large or self-funded firms) seeking to control rising health care costs and promote employee wellness throughout their organizations. As of 2014, according to a survey by global consulting firm Mercer, 29% of US companies with at least 5,000 employees…

10 Important Benefits of Clinical Integration

10 Important Benefits of Clinical Integration

Clinical integration is becoming a top priority for all kinds of health care providers and entities as our health care system gradually shifts from a traditional fee-for-service model to the continuum of care framework, which focuses on coordinating care efforts across a range of services to provide better-quality, higher-value care to patients. Widely described by…

What You Need to Know before Your Company Chooses Self-Insurance

What You Need to Know before Your Company Chooses Self-Insurance

Self-insurance rates are surging as more and more companies decide that the benefits of a self-funded health plan outweigh the potential risks and disadvantages. But despite its growing popularity, self-insurance isn’t always the right choice for every company. If your business is thinking of moving to a self-funded health plan, here are some important points…

What Performance Areas Should ASCs Focus On in a Facility Review?

What Performance Areas Should ASCs Focus On in a Facility Review?

No one understands the importance of regular check-ups better than a health care provider. That’s why more and more ASCs are turning to external facility reviews in order to evaluate their overall health, identify key areas where performance could be improved, and develop strategies for operational and financial stability. A recent article in Becker’s ASC…

How ASCs Can Get the Best Results from Payor Contract Negotiations

How ASCs Can Get the Best Results from Payor Contract Negotiations

In today’s challenging health care climate, as payor reimbursement rates for providers become increasingly restrictive, it’s more important than ever for ambulatory surgery centers to be thoroughly prepared when the time comes to negotiate new payor contracts. In order to achieve best results from payor contract negotiations, ASCs must be sure that they fully understand…

9 Ways to Help Make Health Care Provider M&As Successful

9 Ways to Help Make Health Care Provider M&As Successful

As more and more providers work to find ways of navigating tough economic realities and the ongoing pressure of health care reform, mergers and acquisitions have become an increasingly common part of the health care landscape. But although an acquisition or affiliation might seem like the perfect solution to a provider’s challenges, it’s important for…

Why Is Patient Engagement So Important?

Why Is Patient Engagement So Important?

In recent years, patient engagement has emerged as one of the hottest developing trends in health care, with some calling it “the blockbuster drug of the century,” and others arguing that no other initiative will have such a transformative impact on patient care quality and cost. Despite the hype, patient engagement is more than just…

What’s Standing in the Way of Health Care Interoperability?

What’s Standing in the Way of Health Care Interoperability?

As we’ve seen before in regards to electronic health records, interoperability is a hot topic in health care today. Greater sharing of and transparency around data holds huge promise for reducing system efficiencies, providing better coordinated care to patients, and reducing administrative and service-related costs. Despite these potential benefits, system-wide interoperability is not going to…