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    Building Blocks of Success for Two-Sided Risk Models – Part 4: Clinical Integration

Building Blocks of Success for Two-Sided Risk Models – Part 4: Clinical Integration

​As part of an on-going blog series on building successful two-sided risk models, Premier experts are sharing insights and tips on how to prepare for...

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    Four Proven Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Four Proven Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Reducing readmissions isn’t easy. That much is clear from the $17 billion Medicare spends annually on avoidable readmissions.

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    Preparing for BPCI Advanced: New Opportunities and Required Deliverables

Preparing for BPCI Advanced: New Opportunities and Required Deliverables

For health systems and physician group practices across the country deciding whether or not to proceed in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced...

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    Data Powering ICU Costs and Outcomes

Data Powering ICU Costs and Outcomes

From the patients with a serious infection post-surgery to those involved in a car accident who need assistance breathing, the intensive care unit (ICU), in...

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    Keys to Generating a Second-Generation, High-Performing Clinically Integrated Network

Keys to Generating a Second-Generation, High-Performing Clinically Integrated Network

Over the past several years, evolving health policy and market forces have prompted drastic changes to the landscape of clinically integrated networks (CINs).

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    How Health Systems Can Help Address the Causes of Physician Burnout

How Health Systems Can Help Address the Causes of Physician Burnout

Shifts in reimbursement, increasing reporting burdens and the rapid onset of extensive EHR documentation has filled the typical day for a physician with paperwork, box...

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    Ahead of the Curve is the Only Safe Place to Be

Ahead of the Curve is the Only Safe Place to Be

Premier COO Mike Alkire kicked off our 2018 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition last month discussing changes in the healthcare market – from technological advances to...

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    Preparing for BPCI Advanced: Unique Physician Alignment Opportunities

Preparing for BPCI Advanced: Unique Physician Alignment Opportunities

As the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) model sunsets on September 30, 2018 and makes way for BPCI Advanced on October 1, 2018, it’s...

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    Building Blocks of Success for Two-Sided Risk Models - Part 3: value-based Contracting

Building Blocks of Success for Two-Sided Risk Models - Part 3: value-based Contracting

In an on-going blog series on building two-sided risk models, Premier experts are providing insight on how to ready your health system for a successful...

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    Preparing for BPCI Advanced: Leveraging Baseline & Target Price Data

Preparing for BPCI Advanced: Leveraging Baseline & Target Price Data

Providers that applied for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced model are now armed with historical...

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    Reduce Hospital Days and Dollars with Interdisciplinary Rounds

Reduce Hospital Days and Dollars with Interdisciplinary Rounds

Communications in health systems are notoriously fragmented, particularly as patients get handed off between shifts and various caregivers. Research has shown that interdisciplinary rounds can...

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    Three Misconceptions About High Reliability in Healthcare

Three Misconceptions About High Reliability in Healthcare

When it comes to high reliability in healthcare, is your organization walking the walk or just talking talk? There’s no question that healthcare providers are...

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    UDI Implementation: Are You Ready?

UDI Implementation: Are You Ready?

Not too familiar with the unique device identification (UDI) system? It may be time to get up close and personal.

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    What You Can Do Now to Prepare for BPCI Advanced: Smart Episode Selection

What You Can Do Now to Prepare for BPCI Advanced: Smart Episode Selection

One thing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is good at is making us wait. For providers participating in the CMS Innovation Center’s...

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    Building Block of Success for Two-Sided Risk Models - Part 2: Value-Based Contracting

Building Block of Success for Two-Sided Risk Models - Part 2: Value-Based Contracting

In an on-going blog series on building two-sided risk models, Premier experts are providing insight on how to ready your health system for a successful...

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    Integrating Quality Improvement Collaboration and Research

Integrating Quality Improvement Collaboration and Research

As a result of the rapidly changing healthcare environment, coupled with the need to address escalating costs and improvements in health outcomes, healthcare leaders are...

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    Building Blocks of Success for Two-Sided Risk Models-Part 1: Aligned Strategy, Leadership and Infrastructure

Building Blocks of Success for Two-Sided Risk Models-Part 1: Aligned Strategy, Leadership and Infrastructure

The timeline to value-based payment is an uncertain and daunting one, particularly when you assume financial risk. None-the-less, we know value-based payment is coming...

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    Time is of the Essence: Why Providers Should Apply Now for BPCI Advanced

Time is of the Essence: Why Providers Should Apply Now for BPCI Advanced

On January 9, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced a new, voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for...

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    Pennies in the Couch: How Health Systems Can Maximize Savings through Standardizing Purchased Services

Pennies in the Couch: How Health Systems Can Maximize Savings through Standardizing Purchased Services

Have you ever experienced the joy when finding a lost dollar after doing a load of laundry, or spotting loose change within the couch...

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    ACOs and Bundled Payments: Three Things You Should Be Doing Now

ACOs and Bundled Payments: Three Things You Should Be Doing Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made three significant announcements, signaling a strong commitment to continuing value-based care delivery initiatives. First...

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    Are You Using Too Much Blood? Curbing Unnecessary Blood Transfusions

Are You Using Too Much Blood? Curbing Unnecessary Blood Transfusions

Picture this: Your father goes in for a routine hip replacement surgery. Before he even enters the operating room, medical staff consult him on...

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