Mass General files performance improvement plan with state

Healthcare Dive

Massachusetts' largest hospital system has set cost savings targets after state regulators found fault with its healthcare spending growth and pressured the nonprofit to scale back a proposed expansion project

Revenue cycle transformation: 3.4% increase in net revenue and still growing

Nordic

revenue cycle Performance Improvement SuccessA transformative engagement with Nordic Consulting helps Lawrence General Hospital achieve revenue goals. Lawrence General Hospital (LGH) faced a series of challenges with their revenue cycle operations.

Polishing your portal to empower patients

Nordic

featured Performance ImprovementMany industries have made strategic investments in tools that provide their consumers with increased access, control, and convenience.

Unlock Curiosity to Empower Your Organization with Domo

Perficient

You’d probably also see a morale boost because you’ve empowered your teams and you’ve given them the ability to improve the morale-killing work they may have been doing. Data & Analytics Digital Transformation Business Intelligence category=domo Domo Performance ImprovementWhat killed the cat? When I was growing up I’d occasionally hear the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” when I’d ask too many questions.

The value of data infrastructure modernization for the health system [Podcast]

Nordic

NAHQ Elects New Board Members

NAHQ

By continuing to advance NAHQ’s twice-validated competency framework for the healthcare quality workforce, we prepare the industry to deliver on the promise of value, better processes, reduced costs and improved patient safety.”.

NAHQ Awards Recognize Outstanding Healthcare Quality Professionals

NAHQ

Pelletier Healthcare Quality Award recognizes a NAHQ member who has developed a performance improvement program or initiative for a defined group of patients. It’s never too late to optimize and improve.”.

Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Takes Steps to Hold High-Cost Health System Accountable

NASHP

HPC to Require First Performance Improvement Plan for Large Health System. In making this decision, the HPC Board found that MGB’s spending performance has likely impacted the state’s ability to meet its health care cost growth benchmark, which has been exceeded in 2018 and 2019.

CMS Action to Expand Access to Emergency Care Services in Rural Communities  

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs) are a new provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to address the growing concern over closures of rural hospitals.

Breaking News: CMS Posts Updated Appendix PP and Survey Guidance

Briggs Healthcare

Today’s updates to guidance are just one piece of CMS’s ongoing effort to implement President Joe Biden’s vision to protect seniors by improving the safety and quality of our nation’s nursing homes, as outlined in a fact sheet released prior to his first State of the Union Address in March 2022.”.

Discovering Missed Health Insurance Coverage: The 3 Most Common Types

nThrive

Source Kaufman Hall 2020 Performance Improvement Report. In 2020, 47% of hospitals saw increases in bad debt and uncompensated care. 1 Incomplete or inaccurate patient demographic information, an unverified primary payer, resource constraints and more contribute to this deficit.

[In The News] The Power of Well Screen’s Automated Entrance Management System Goes Mobile for Online Screenings and Check-ins

Readiness Rounds

When healthcare facilities protect people entering their buildings, they also improve their quality of care and patient experience. The Power of Well Screen’s Automated Entrance Management System Goes Mobile for Online Screenings and Check-ins. November 19 , 2021, Eudora, Ks.—

Medtronic Taps Vizient to Offer AI-Powered Surgical Video Management & Analytics Platform for OR

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Medtronic announced a new contract with Vizient , a leading healthcare performance improvement company for more than half the nation’s healthcare providers, to offer Touch Surgery™?

What is Integrated Marketing and Why It’s Crucial for Healthcare Brands

Health Care Success

3. Improve marketing campaign performance. Determine which channels are under-performing . Improve messaging consistency as needed to optimize your campaign. Business leaders in every industry understand that morale starts at the top. .

Value-Based Purchasing: Is Your Agency Ready?

Home Health Care

Agencies that will be subject to the HHVBP program for the first time during performance year 2023 have the valuable opportunity to learn from those that have already adopted the new payment model. Being able to score OASIS correctly will be key to showing outcome improvements,” Ross says. “If

The Resiliency of High Reliability Organizations

Readiness Rounds

A Performance Improvement Solution is just one piece of the high reliability healthcare puzzle, along with: Teamwork. Financial Burden : employing a system that improves the quality, efficiency and overall value of the care provided qualifies facilities for financial incentives.

The Resiliency of High Reliability Organizations

Readiness Rounds

A Performance Improvement Solution is just one piece of the high reliability healthcare puzzle, along with: Teamwork. Financial Burden : employing a system that improves the quality, efficiency and overall value of the care provided qualifies facilities for financial incentives.

Accountable Care Organizations Are Diving Head First Into Home-Based Care

Home Health Care

The IAC provides research, analytics, health policy analysis and performance improvement collaboratives for the ACO industry. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have considerably increased their home-based care arsenals over recent years.

BREAKING NEWS: Update to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Specific Providers

Briggs Healthcare

e)(4) CMS waived the requirement that prevents a physician from delegating a task when the regulations specify that the physician must perform it personally. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) – 42 CFR §483.75(b)–(d)

Lemon Oils of Australia: Lemon-scented Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, and Lemongrass

American College of Healthcare Sciences

Cognitive performance improved in a small study with 30 women who inhaled lemongrass aroma. Effects of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Essential Oil Inhalation on Cognitive Performance and Mood in Healthy Women. By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT.

[Press Release] White Plains Hospital Pioneers First High Reliability Approach

Readiness Rounds

The program will provide the hospital with a technology-based system for tracking, trending, and responding to its internal performance in key areas, in real time. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D.

[Press Release] White Plains Hospital Pioneers First High Reliability Approach

Readiness Rounds

The program will provide the hospital with a technology-based system for tracking, trending, and responding to its internal performance in key areas, in real time. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D.

Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital Acquires athenahealth for $17B

HIT Consultant

athenahealth’s solutions and services enable its customers to increase clinical efficiency, optimize financial performance, improve patient care outcomes, and support providers in accelerating their shift toward value-based care.

Letter From the Editor

Patient Safety

In each issue, we publish original research, perspectives from providers and patients, patient safety initiatives, quality improvement studies, and other pieces to both inform and inspire our readers to make the necessary changes to provide safe care for all patients. Their results from an iterative performance improvement project offer promising results for patients with a National Early Warning Score (NEWS) of ?7. Improvement starts with knowledge and ends with better car

Final Rule Gives Home Health Agencies Breathing Room for HHVBP, Medicare Sequestration

Home Health Care

One of the nice things about HHVBP is that it wasn’t set up to take new performance measures that agencies aren’t familiar with or accustomed to,” Little said. “If Still, some home health stakeholders believe there is still room for improvement when it comes to HHVBP.

Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

HIT Consultant

Also, the American Nurses Association released a statement calling on President Biden and Congress to address the burnout issue, urging that more needs to be done “ to effectively investigate and mitigate the root causes of nursing shortages, and improve working conditions.”.

The 5 Essential Traits of High Reliability in Healthcare

Readiness Rounds

We’ve all heard of high reliability and have read about other industries that accomplish exceptional safety performance. In most instances, the five traits are significantly supported by Readiness Rounds methodology and performance improvement (PI) platform.

The 5 Essential Traits of High Reliability in Healthcare

Readiness Rounds

We’ve all heard of high reliability and have read about other industries that accomplish exceptional safety performance. In most instances, the five traits are significantly supported by Readiness Rounds methodology and performance improvement (PI) platform.

Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model: HHVBP Newsletter – June 2022

Briggs Healthcare

On the Horizon Coming Soon: Sample Reports – Interim Performance Report (IPR) and the Annual Total Performance Score and Payment Adjustment Report (Annual Report). The intent of these sample reports is to orient HHAs to the content and format of the performance feedback reports and help HHAs understand how CMS will assess HHA performance under the expanded HHVBP Model. These sample reports will not include actual HHA performance data.

Perficient and DAMSR Partner to Improve the Patient Journey

Perficient

The patient experience in clinics is not optimal and there is a lot of room for improvement. Health systems are aware of this and acknowledge the need for improving the patient experience in every healthcare delivery setting.

Oil and Gas Industry Post-Covid-19 | Attend The Live Panel April 22

Perficient

Proper data management can provide visibility into complex operational processes, performance improvement, equipment life cycle management, help meet environmental regulations, and more. Covid-19 has certainly had an impact on the oil and gas industry.

How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are Rapidly Changing Patient Engagement

Twistle

As these technologies have improved and grown in adoption, the rate at which that change occurs is rapidly increasing and consumer expectations have followed.

CMS Loosens Restrictions on Co-Located Healthcare Providers; Enforcement Interpretation Still to Be Determined

Sheppard Health Law

On November 12, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) revised and finalized draft guidance first issued on May 3, 2019, for co-location of hospitals with other hospitals or healthcare providers [1] (the “ Finalized Guidance ”).

The Reality & Challenges of Nursing With Jim Cagliostro (Part 1)| Episode 47

Vie Healthcare

In Episode 47 of The Healthcare Leadership Experience, Lisa is joined by Jim Cagliostro, a Registered Nurse and VIE’s Clinical Operations Performance Improvement Expert.

Life as a Nurse Practitioner With Walter “Buddy” Elliott | Episode 51

Vie Healthcare

If you are interested in learning more, the quickest way to get your questions answered is to speak with one of our margin improvement experts.

OneStream Splash 2022 Here We Come!

Perficient

Make sure to stop by Perficient’s booth to meet with subject matter experts and thought leaders and learn how we’ve leveraged our extensive expertise in Corporate Performance Management to drive digital transformation for our customers.

4 Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

HIT Consultant

Also, the American Nurses Association released a statement calling on President Biden and Congress to address the burnout issue, urging that more needs to be done “ to effectively investigate and mitigate the root causes of nursing shortages, and improve working conditions.”.

Measurement-based care IT helps Inova Kellar Center improve patient outcomes

Healthcare It News

Can we prove we are making a difference and improving patient outcomes?" For the organization, measurement-based care is the opportunity to assess the effectiveness of programming and interventions as a key component of ongoing performance improvement initiatives, he said.

Opportunities for Aligning Prescription Drug Affordability Boards and Cost-Growth Benchmarks

NASHP

In states such as Massachusetts, there is also a threat of a targeted performance improvement plan for entities determined to be cost drivers. High prices for health care services and prescription drugs are driving health care spending and increasing insurance premiums.

HIMSS22 Day 2 Roundup: Google Partners with MEDITECH, Microsoft’s Health Cloud Strategy Expansions

HIT Consultant

The acquisition includes the full Market Access Management Platform supporting pharma manufacturers, hub providers and pharmacies to improve patient access, speed to therapy and activation of affordability programs. Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity.

Check Out the Newest Enhancements in React JS 17

Perficient

However, the performance improvement is minimal, and you will hardly notice the difference because the modern JavaScript engines are optimized mainly for dynamic property lookup.

High Performance Project Management | Ep.23

Vie Healthcare

Together they discuss the challenges hospitals experience in creating a high performing project management system. In today’s episode you’ll hear: The key to creating a high performance project management system. The post High Performance Project Management | Ep.23

Supporting the Continuum of Care for Serious Illness in Medicaid Managed Care

NASHP

This finding confirms major takeaways from the 2015 Institute of Medicine landmark work Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. Quality and performance measures.