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What Is Lean Healthcare?

Lean Healthcare is the application of “lean” ideas in healthcare to minimize waste with ongoing process improvement. Learn how to use Lean to improve patient satisfaction and care outcomes while reducing costs.

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Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)

Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was established by the ACA to combat excessive and costly readmissions. Learn about HRRP penalties, criticisms, and strategies to reduce readmissions.

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What Is Risk Management in Healthcare?

Healthcare risk management comprises the systems and processes employed to uncover, mitigate, and prevent risks in healthcare institutions. Understand its purpose, elements, the risk manager’s role, and more.

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What Is Pay for Performance in Healthcare?

Pay for Performance (P4P) ties reimbursement to metric-driven outcomes, best practices, and patient satisfaction. Find information on P4P models, CMS programs, pros/cons, and more.

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What Are Bundled Payments?

Bundled payments represent one form of alternative payment models (APMs) that are designed to move toward value-based care by incentivizing providers to advance coordination and efficiency of care while also improving quality and outcomes at lower costs. With bundled payments, the total allowable acute and/or post-acute expenditures (target price) for...

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What Is Telehealth?

Telehealth: The delivery of health care, health education, and health information services via remote technologies. Read about telehealth technologies, services, and reimbursement issues.

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What Is Care Coordination?

Care coordination synchronizes the delivery of a patient’s health care from multiple providers and specialists.

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Healthcare Big Data and the Promise of Value-Based Care

Big Data is essential to every significant healthcare undertaking. Read about the challenges, applications, and potential brilliant future for healthcare big data.

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Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Although, not everyone agrees on exactly what or how to measure it, patient satisfaction has become an integral part of the current health care delivery system.

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What Is Patient Flow?

Patient flow — a critical component of process management in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

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