Financial Management

May 14, 2018
When describing how care delivery differs under value-based payment versus traditional fee for service, Douglas Pogue, M.D., points to the way physicians’ mindsets are changing in the BJC Accountable Care Organization.   
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A changing landscape

May 14, 2018
For all its challenges and complexities, health care transformation also presents tremendous opportunities for hospitals — and their boards. One area in which this duality is playing out is population health management, increasingly important as value-based payment systems become…
Feb 12, 2018
There is a general consensus that the current level of health care spending is unsustainable. Yet, such spending is expected to continue to grow faster than the U.S. gross domestic product over the next 10 years.
Nov 7, 2016
Trustee talking points Provider-sponsored health plans offer a good way for hospitals and health systems to take on risk as they move toward value-base care.
Oct 10, 2016
Trustees of nonprofit health care organizations appreciate that revenue from fee-for-service reimbursement has been the basis for keeping their institutions financially sustainable over many years. Such revenue has provided capital to start new programs, build facilities, recruit physicians and…
Sep 12, 2016
By now, every health care leader understands that the Affordable Care Act is catalyzing a complete transformation of the field, including reimbursement arrangements, business models and mechanisms for delivering care. This means that we can no longer look in the rearview mirror to inform future…
Sep 12, 2016
Trustee talking points Provider-owned health plans are becoming more common as hospitals and health systems look for ways to manage value-based payment and assume risk. Benefits of a POHP can be numerous, whether they be economic, clinical or strategic.
Jul 12, 2016
Hospitals and health systems have the ability to shape more effective health care through choices they make about managing their own employee health plans.
May 20, 2016
Michael Rowan, president and COO at CHI, describes how the large health system relies on partnerships to improve its operations, including in its health insurance and risk management. Rowan spoke with H&HN's Marty Stempniak at the 17th Annual Not-for-Profit Health Care Investor…
Oct 12, 2015
Snapshot Preparing for a value-based health care environment is daunting at a time when fee-for-service payments still predominate. But boards can take steps now to help hospitals thrive today and in the future. Hospital boards and C-suite executives have a major strategic…