Health System CEOs Share ‘What Keeps Them Awake’ In Survey

CEOs at hospitals and health systems are faced with increasing headwinds as they look to move forward in an uncertain environment. So what are the key issues and trends CEOs are facing? Deloitte interviewed 20 health system CEOs this year to find out. While none of the key themes emerging from our interviews have really changed since Deloitte last spoke with health system CEOs, the urgency certainly has. Instead of thinking about these issues in a futuristic sense, CEOs are ready to address and tackle them now. 

5 Tips for Medical Directors

Whatever the title, Medical Director, CMO, or similar, the responsibilities loom large with little relief in sight. Burnout, recruitment, and retention might be a larger concern than medical necessity criteria, case shaping, and utilization management. The end of the ACA won't likely make things easier. With that in mind, here are 5 time-saving tips for medical directors.

Survey Shows Benefits of Outsourcing Physician Advisor Services

Outsourcing is not a new word for healthcare. The speed of growth of outsourced services is new. Now administrative services joins the ranks of services under outsourcing consideration. A recent survey indicates providers look to outsourcing Physician Advisor complex case review and complex claims review, because they anticipate a decline in reimbursements and inpatient margins narrowing further next year. Almost a 20% growth from 2013 to 2016.

CMS Unlocks Claims Data. Now What?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a new rule that gives providers and employers better access to Medicare and private sector claims data. CMS hopes that the improved access will help organizations make more informed decisions about care delivery and quality improvement.

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Behavioral Health Integration & Cost Savings

The healthcare industry is taking critical steps towards moving behavioral healthcare off the back burner and into the spotlight. As demand for behavioral and mental health services across the continuum of care continues to grow, there is wide spread opportunity for healthcare organizations to become champions for primary care and behavioral health integration.

Did You Miss Our Free WebClinic Components of a Great Peer Review Program? We’re Relaunching it!

Join BHM experts Tuesday, December 15 at 12:00 PM CST for the complimentary webinar “Components of a Great Peer Review Program.” This not-to-miss exclusive event will reveal essential components that organizations need to create a Peer Review program that provides added and ongoing value to healthcare organizations.

Outsourcing Your IRO: 3 Benefits of External IROs

There are times when we all can benefit from an outside perspective, in both life and in work. For healthcare, this outside perspective comes in the form of external Independent Review Organizations (IRO). An external IRO not only give perspective that differs from “insider” knowledge, but it’s also views situations in an entirely new light with set a quality set of standards and procedures. In some cases an external IRO may be required, but if not they are still a highly beneficial option. External IROs offer a unique perspective that is not only beneficial, but entirely necessary. Here are 3 reasons why outsourcing your IRO is a good idea.

Eliminating Risk with Independent Review Organizations

We’ve been talking a lot lately about how and where Independent Review Organizations, or IROs, fit into denial management. The Peer Review process, which brings in an unbiased third party to help alleviate the pressure of reviewing claims, is an essential part of denial management. We’ve touched on many of the different benefits of IROs in previous blog posts, from how they affect your ROI to how they bring specialized expertise to reviews. This blog post focuses on the four main ways IROs and external reviews can help eliminate risk within your organization.

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