Thought Leadership – Value-Based Care


Webinar: Developing Your Clinical Integration Strategy

With healthcare reform and associated payment reforms underway, hospital and health system executives are faced with the challenge of developing a strategy to address the fundamental, long-term shift to bundled payments, value-based purchasing and reducing readmissions, while continuing to operate profitably and deliver quality care in the short-term. During this 90-minute webinar, Managing Partner David […]


Tipping Point for Clinical Integration

The timing of the transition from fee-for-service to value-based purchasing is unknown. Hospitals need a systematic strategy for clinical integration that addresses challenges consistently, without getting ahead of the curve.


Leveraging Your Investment in Your Clinical Integration Strategy

Clinical integration is a strategy that will enable your organization to respond to healthcare reform, and ensure that a changing marketplace will not negatively impact your financial health. Here are four ways a clinical integration strategy can help leverage your organization’s skills into increased reimbursement and growth.


ACOs: The Risk of Late Entry

Hospitals that decide to delay entry into Value-Based Care Organization (ACO) market are taking a great short-term risk: a competitor may develop relationships with many of the freestanding primary care physicians (PCPs) and practices.


Driving Clinical Integration

Healthcare executives should consider eight questions when outlining hospital’s their hospital’s approach to clinical integration.


Your Most Profitable Payers

Many hospitals don’t have a strategy to deal with their most profitable payers: employers. Following these guidelines will help you build these relationships.


Final ACO Rules: Better But Not Good Enough?

This article reviews the final rules for Value-Based Care Organizations.


Clinical Integration as an Alternative to Employment

One strategy hospitals can use to align with physicians is to develop a clinically integrated, hospital-based, physician-led network. This approach legally allows hospitals and physicians to align their incentives, even when the physicians are not employed.


Transitioning to ACOs: Six Strategies To Implement NOW

Six key strategies to start IMMEDIATELY to help your organization successfully transition to an ACO.


Assessing Your ACO Preparedness

Are you ready for an ACO? We recommend a seven-point assessment that includes: gauging physician readiness; perfoming DRG cost analysis; ecnouraging physician leadership; strengthening your primary care strategy; recruiting strong insurer partners; ensuring you have the right clinical resources; and implementing the right EMR