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    Why Benchmarking Analytics Have Always Been “The New Black” in Healthcare

Why Benchmarking Analytics Have Always Been “The New Black” in Healthcare

Today, new market realities are forcing healthcare organizations to evolve with the trends. But one thing that hasn’t changed is what’s behind effective decisions during...

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    Optimizing Contract Compliance: Putting ERP Data into Practice

Optimizing Contract Compliance: Putting ERP Data into Practice

For most health systems, contract compliance is an uphill battle. There invariably remain outlier clinicians who continue to order off contract.

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    Three Things BPCI Advanced Participants Should Be Doing Now

Three Things BPCI Advanced Participants Should Be Doing Now

The BPCI Advanced model has just begun and many providers are already off to a great start. Participants can ensure they’re ahead of the curve...

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    The Future of Financial Health for U.S. Health Systems

The Future of Financial Health for U.S. Health Systems

The business of healthcare is encountering unparalleled challenges that put the financial stability of hospitals and health systems at risk as they prepare for the...

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    Back to the Basics: Three Ways to Better Manage Bed Capacity

Back to the Basics: Three Ways to Better Manage Bed Capacity

In many hospitals, the frustrating process of managing bed capacity can take away essential time needed to properly care for patients. But there are basic...

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    Keeping Mothers Safe In and Out of the Delivery Room

Keeping Mothers Safe In and Out of the Delivery Room

World Sepsis Day has me thinking about how anyone with an infection in the hospital is at risk for sepsis. Pregnant women and new mothers...

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    Redesigning the Medicare Shared Savings Program: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Redesigning the Medicare Shared Savings Program: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

New results from the MSSP prove that participants are reining in Medicare spending and increasing quality. However, these results were announced shortly after CMS released...

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    Four Ways to Lower the Rate of Maternal Mortality

Four Ways to Lower the Rate of Maternal Mortality

New mothers are some of the most vulnerable patients that are admitted to a hospital. In our work with hospitals to lower the rate of...

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    Bundled Payments: How to Avoid Fear of Missing Out

Bundled Payments: How to Avoid Fear of Missing Out

Today, more than 2,000 organizations participate in a Medicare bundled payment program, such as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program, the Comprehensive Care...

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    Keys to Building a Second-Generation, High-Performing Clinically Integrated Network: Market Positioning and Growth

Keys to Building a Second-Generation, High-Performing Clinically Integrated Network: Market Positioning and Growth

​Clinically integrated networks (CINs) are facing an impending tipping point. In an ongoing blog series, we are readying healthcare organizations for the transition to a...

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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 Building a Second-Generation, High-Performing Clinically Integrated Network

Keys to Building 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

This post explores qualitative factors that must be weighed when determining rates in value-based contracts.

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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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