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The Importance of Documentation and Coding in Risk Adjustment

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Nicole Knight | 0 Comments


Failing to adequately capture a patient's risk through documentation and coding may lead to an inaccurately low level of attributed risk and eventually to reduced reimbursement, payment penalties and exclusion from markets. Nicole Knight wants you to think about how accurate and thorough documentation and coding can provide the best chance of shared savings and, in turn, help with the successful management of your patient population.

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Where does the patient fit in?

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Jacob Turmell | 0 Comments


With a passion for the patient experience and patient perspective, Jacob Turmell challenges you to put the patient first in every decision you make. He argues, if we do what is right for the patient, the financial and operational pieces will fall into place.

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Have you done a health check lately?

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Lori Walsh | 0 Comments


Whether you consider your program to be an advanced performer, stable, or in need of help, you should be questioning how to improve your organization. With the rapid pace of change in healthcare, staying stagnant can be the death knell for a program. Lori Walsh offers tools and tips to help you assess and improve the current state of your program from organizational, operational, clinical and transformational standpoints.

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Is My Vendor My Partner?

Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Joe Sasson | 0 Comments


Vendor relationships in healthcare today are about so much more than buying products and services—they are about true partnerships. But what makes a successful partnership? Joe Sasson offers a few suggestions of high-level questions that physician practices and hospitals should be asking their vendors to help find the partnerships that are right for them.

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Is it time to ?refresh? your merger strategy?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Anne Beekman | 0 Comments


If nothing much has changed since your hospital merger, Anne Beekman suggests brushing off your merger strategy and focusing on duplicate program consolidation as well as standardization across the system.

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Value-Based Purchasing Initiatives Deserve a Break

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments


Despite a recent study disputing the value of value-based purchasing programs in improving care, Joel Sauer argues that cardiovascular programs have implemented significant infrastructures around them.

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