Cost management toolkit
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Cost management isn’t just about getting the lowest price. It’s about making sure the product you’re buying fits the needs of your patients and drives the best outcomes at the best price possible. And once you’ve got a total picture of what you’re spending, you can lower costs and drive value to your organization. We’ve compiled some helpful resources to get you started.


Standards that stick: Driving sustainable cost reduction

Explore economic and industry trends impacting health systems.

Review of FY15 final Medicare IPPS rule

Experts review changes to the two-midnight rule, payment rates and more.

Case studies

Cost reduction engagement saves MD hospital $4.1M

Learn how Doctors Community Hospital developed and implemented a sustainable plan to reduce operating expenses.

Return to profitability aided by consultants, data

See how reducing variation and improving efficiency helped St. Mary’s Health Center return to profitability.

Original articles

Holding vs. operating model: What’s the difference

Discover how some healthcare organizations are changing the game.

3 reasons physician engagement matters to your bottom line 

The key to the success of every improvement initiative? Physician engagement. Find out why.

Industry news

Can we break even on Medicare?

Some health systems are saying “yes, we can.” Find out how.

Fixing healthcare from the inside – by running it like a business 

A Forbes interview with Premier’s CEO on staying positive about the future of healthcare.

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