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An introduction to an array of performance improvement tools most relevant to county & district-owned hospitals + in-depth discussion of approaches to enhancing staffing efficiency and improving operating results of aligned clinics.
Operational Performance Improvement Toolbox for County/District-Owned Hospitals: Revenue Cycle & Clinic Designations
[Webinar] Top Considerations in Creating Your Value-based Reimbursement Strategy Using the Newest CMS Programs
An overview of the newest programs, with a specific focus on why you need to pay attention to *all* the programs as you set your strategy and navigate from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement models.
[Webinar Series for Hospital Financial Leaders] Charge Master Fundamentals | Pricing Fundamentals | Revenue Cycle Performance Measurement
Key aspects of revenue cycle management process and a demo of Stroudwater’s new web application developed specifically for rural hospitals
Featuring Eric Shell, MBA, CPA, Stroudwater Associates
[Webinar] Top Three Warning Signs Your Board Isn’t Communicating Effectively: How to Address Governance Dysfunction in District or County-Owned Hospitals
Effective governance becomes even more critical when more than one board has a vested interest in the hospital’s performance.
[Webinar] The Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Technical Assistance Marketplace (MA DSRIP TA Marketplace)
An overview of Stroudwater's technical assistance available for accountable care organizations and community partners
Once the relationship between a hospital board (lessee) and the county or district board (lessor) gets to the point of dysfunction, great damage has been inflicted on the hospital. A critical community resource can be significantly harmed by such circumstances.
[Webinar] Post-Acute Care: Improve Operational Performance | Become Partner of Choice for Hospitals, ACOs & Health Plans
Featuring Louise Bryde and Doug Johnson
HIPAA overview, with emphasis on critical balance between protecting patient health information and sustaining operations as a healthcare entity. Presenter: Jonathan Pantenburg, Stroudwater Associates
Featuring Jeff Sommer and C. Ryan Sprinkle, Stroudwater Associates
Stroudwater's Rural Practice Leader, Eric Shell, provides an essential strategic framework for rural hospitals navigating away from fee-for-service and toward a successful future in population health.
In this webinar, Stroudwater Principals Janet Porter and Scott Goodspeed present Accelerated Operations Improvement, Stroudwater's rapid and thorough process for improving operations and financial performance with demonstrated results. Dr. Ginger Williams, CEO of Oaklawn Hospital, joins Scott and Janet to discuss AOI and its results for Oaklawn.
Health care reform has created a strong impetus for physicians to align with other physicians and with hospitals and healthcare
systems. This webinar focuses on a contemporary model for physician-hospital alignment that aligns the incentives for physicians and hospitals to work together and create a strong enduring bond. The model has broad applicability to independent physician groups, employed physician groups, small and large community hospitals, and large health systems.
The topics covered include:
1. The changing industry environment
2. Why hospitals now want to affiliate
3. Who are potential partners - surprising new players
4. Why systems want to grow
5. New affiliation structures
6. How to design a sustainable affiliation
Since 2005, the annual Rural Hospital Replacement Study has reported findings from Critical Access Hospitals that have replaced their facility. The 2010 study captures volume, efficiency and profitability data from 91 replacements nationwide. Presented at the NRHA CAH conference in September, the subject matter is timely, incisive and most importantly, practical.
Each year hospitals lose millions upon millions of dollars and unnecessarily expose themselves to compliance risks as a result of simple process issues. This presentation identifies 10 issues which impact financial viability from both revenue and compliance perspectives and how to address them. The target audience is CEO, CFO, Coding, Business Office and Departmental leadership.
Health reform, physician shortages and the surge of hospital-physician alignment have pushed physician compensation to the top of the executive agenda. As the competition for physicians intensifies and physician employment adds increasing financial strain, hospitals must revise their compensation packages to address the emerging trends in the marketplace.
Despite the widespread dismay of many providers over CMS' recently proposed Medicare ACO regulations, the promise of the ACO as a strategic opportunity remains intact. It will just have to be realized outside the realm of CMS' deeply flawed version. Join Stroudwater Principal Steve Hyde as he explores how providers can survive and thrive in the emerging era of value-based medical care.
As changes in healthcare accelerate, many hospitals are considering options including affiliations with other hospitals or health systems as part of their strategic planning. A well-designed communication plan and effectual community involvement can be the difference between success or failure in affiliations. Participants will learn how to design an effective communication plan and the means to constructively engage their community in the decision process.
Hospital executives, are you trying to figure out where to start on the ACO pathway to well-compensated, high-value medical care? Medicare's versions not looking so promising? Medicaid's not available in your state? Large employer opportunities too tied up in HR-centered complications? Then take this simple test: Do you have a self-funded employee health-benefit plan? If the answer is yes, then that's where you should start.
Stroudwater's rural hospital replacement study has consistently shown that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) enjoy enhanced financial performance after replacement. But the combination of a severe economic downturn and landmark healthcare reform legislation presents hospitals with a unique set of challenges.
The industry is quickly shifting from paying for volume to paying for value. Whether your organization is preparing to pursue a CMS sponsored ACO or a commercial payer initiative, your physician group(s) must be ready to survive and thrive in the new paradigm. Stroudwater will explore the topics you need to understand and the tasks you need to take on to ensure optimal performance today while preparing your providers for the future.
Providers face new financial uncertainty and challenges and will be required to adapt to the changing market.
Establishing your practice or practices within your health system as a certified Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care demonstrates your shift from volume to value. But what does PCMH actually mean? How do you prepare your patients and practice(s) for implementation of a PCMH approach to care delivery? And how do you get paid for your efforts?
Consolidation in the healthcare provider sector continues apace. The number and type of potential affiliation partners for hospitals and health systems has never been more diverse and the potential affiliation structures available have never been as broad.But partnering can pose competitive, operational and partner risks for hospitals and health systems. Gain insight into the risks and opportunities posed by consolidation and partnering.
Fee-for-service (FFS) has outlived its usefulness as the revenue model for America's hospitals. Driving volume at the expense of value, it has yielded mediocre quality while escalating costs to unaffordable heights. Yet most payers continue to cling to FFS, demanding increasingly unsustainable rates with only half-hearted attempts at new payment models that reward effective population health.
Hospitals on the Brink: an Rx for Population Health
Recordings of Eric Shell's webinars about Hospital Fiscal Management are now available.
Facility Planning and Financing Qualifications