The hospital executive survival guide: 3 articles on achieving financial stability

Healthcare executives today face intense pressures to increase operational efficiencies and identify savings opportunities without sacrificing innovation. This e-book includes three articles that examine how healthcare CEOs, CFOs and COOs are working to keep their organizations financially viable with more strategic approaches to operations and a relentless commitment to performance improvement.

Relentless commitment to performance improvement: 3 CFOs describe what it looks like in their health systems

Continual performance improvement is the key to health system survival in today’s challenging financial  environment. At a recent private executive roundtable hosted by Prism Healthcare Partners, a panel of hospital and health system CFOs discussed  a variety of challenges and opportunities their organizations have faced in pursuing and driving performance improvement. Moderated by Sean Angert,… Read More

Implementing an integrated coding model

As fewer physicians own their practices, technology continues to advance, value-based payment models gain prominence, and the need to reduce coding costs grows, it is becoming critical for providers to integrate facility and professional fee coding into one organizational structure. Prism’s Lynette Kramer, RHIA, Director, and Annie Gole, Manager, share actions providers can take to… Read More

Coding an Acute Myocardial Infarction: Unravelling the Mystery

As ischemic heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide, myocardial infarctions (MI) are frequently seen as reportable conditions when coding inpatient encounters. Lisa Romanello, RN, CCDS, CDIP, Director at Prism, co-authored a whitepaper offering an overview of the types of acute myocardial infarctions and their accompanying… Read More

Healthcare “State of the Union”: 7 things for leaders to know

In a recent webinar, leaders from Prism and Hospital Sisters Health System discussed the major trends shaping the healthcare industry and how hospitals are reacting. The ACA lives on, but continuous political uncertainty and weakening of Obama-era healthcare reform policies have created enough friction to necessitate some strategic course corrections for hospitals and health systems…. Read More

5 ways analytics can help health systems optimize their collection strategies

Hospitals can improve both patient satisfaction and collection rates by using analytics at the front- end of the revenue cycle to develop real-time, personalized payment options for each patient. In this article for Becker’s Hospital Review, John Storino and Steven Lange share five ways revenue cycle analytics can help hospitals devise more effective collections strategies.

Review Coding for HCCs

Mastering Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) is key to success under new reimbursement methodologies that rely on risk adjustment, quality, and value metrics such as the Quality Payment Program (QPP). In the November issue of HIM Briefings, Prism Partner Laura Jacquin, RN offers insights and strategies for organizations to consider for mastering HCCs.

5 minutes, 6 tips for executive teams on successful integration

As health systems merge and acquire more hospitals, they often find the integration process is harder, takes longer and results in fewer benefits than expected. Here, Prism’s Mukesh Gangwal and Jan van Londen share six tips for hospital system CEOs to plan and implement more successful system integration programs.

Does HIM need to be a storefront operation?

The significant market, technology, and regulatory challenges affecting healthcare are also influencing what services HIM departments provide, leading to a transition from a storefront HIM department model to virtualization and consolidation of functions. Prism’s Lynette Kramer sheds light on how tackling these challenges will help organizations reduce operating costs and improve service in the September issue of HIM Briefings.