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Overview: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pay-for-performance programs impact all acute care hospitals in the United States. Several programs directly impact the supply chain, including value-based purchasing, readmissions reduction, and the hospital acquired conditions (HACs) penalty programs.
Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model launched on April 1, 2016. The approaching CJR model performance period has providers in affected markets working to hit the quality score for reconciliation payment eligibility. As value-based reimbursement is something hospitals everywhere will need to eventually embrace, these changes will require a significant departure from business as usual.
Overview: On July 25, 2016 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed ruling which introduces three new episode payment models (EPMs) for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts (CABG) and Surgical Hip/Femur Fracture Treatment (SHFFT).
Overview: The concept of physician preference has challenged hospital leadership seeking to control costs while maintaining strong relationships with practitioners. Margins on physician preference items are typically higher compared to other innovative industries and products.
Overview: Tracking and locating surgical supplies and their utilization is a challenge faced by most hospitals. Average supply returns for picked supplies is low and O.R. room in and out traffic to retrieve unavailable items is high, and significant staff hours are spent checking consumption and restocking and locating supplies.
Overview: This session will focus on the power of collaboration, resulting in documented savings in excess of $8M. Yankee Alliance facilitated an Orthopedic Total Joint Collaborative for seventeen member hospitals to identify opportunities in quality and cost reduction and implement improvements to positively impact both. Yankee engaged Clinical Benchmarking to coach and facilitate as subject matter experts.
Overview: Hospital financial performance is now more dependent upon quality and outcomes than ever before. To be successful in this new world of healthcare, supply chain and physicians must reframe their relationship as a true partnership. This on-demand webinar, led by physicians, will explain how supply chain can appeal to physicians’ shifting priorities around value, and engage them in meaningful conversations focused on patients—not just products or price.
Overview: In today's healthcare environment we need everyone, most importantly physicians, to be focused on making cost effective decisions that are safe and result in positive patient outcomes. As supply chain drives the cost effectiveness piece of this equation, engaging physicians requires that we organize all of our resources and data in a way that can tell the whole story. In this session, you will also learn how a hospital's payment will be based on their performance on outcomes and efficiency under value based purchasing.
Overview: In this two-part on-demand series, hear directly from physicians as they discuss how to have conversations that drive change. The presenters also share findings from a survey debunking physician preference myths that have stifled clinical resource management. Discover different methods that prepare you to have physician preference items conversations that impact value analysis and improve clinical and financial outcomes.
Overview: Standardized labels recently mandated by the UDI Rule are an important step but will not provide healthcare cost savings and improved patient safety on their own. Furthermore, EHRs and MMIS systems do not provide the functionality necessary to meet these objectives. Hospitals need a tool to leverage the use of UDI (Unique Device Identification) within their healthcare organizations to empower AHRMM’s Cost, Quality, Outcomes (CQO) Movement. 
Overview: Decreasing reimbursement, HIS conversions, increased market competition, and the transition from fee-for-service to value-based models of care have created a perfect storm of challenges for provider organizations across the U.S.
Overview: Who’s keeping score? As a supply chain professional working from the intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO), you need to be the one keeping score. Tune in to this previously recorded on-demand webinar to learn how to apply cost (expenditures as they relate to supplies, services, and other areas in supply chain control, i.e.