Two Ways to Build Your Brand for Today’s Consumer

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As many healthcare systems expand their reach through mergers and acquisitions, and tackle new payment methodologies such as mandatory bundled payments and ACO arrangements, they are investing resources in rebranding their organization and integrating the new brand promise in everything they do. Medical supplies may seem like an unlikely avenue to build brand awareness. However, when you think of the … Read More

How Culture Can Drive Warehouse Labor Cost Savings

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The healthcare landscape is changing and doing so fast. In an effort to be more competitive and drive greater cost savings and control over supply chain, more IDNs and hospitals are considering self-distribution. We’ve coached and counseled healthcare systems across the country on this approach and have provided straight talk on the pros, cons and realities of this unique and … Read More

Twelve Post-Acute Care Data Points You Need to Tackle Today’s Bundled Payments

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Bundled payments are gaining more and more traction in the marketplace. In April, CMS launched its first mandatory bundled payment for comprehensive joint replacement, and “CJR” was suddenly the acronym on everyone’s lips. We knew that CMS was just trialing the bundle in 67 metropolitan areas to see how it would work. If you were hoping that bundled payments might … Read More

The Long-Term Future of Post-Acute Care

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The future of post-acute care is promising, but there are some challenges ahead that providers must acknowledge and tackle to succeed. We face a transition from fee-for-service to managed care, bundling and a variety of other creative payment solutions. The entire effort at this point is to reduce costs, length of stay and re-hospitalizations by discharging skilled nursing facility patients … Read More

New Group Purchasing Agreement Benefits 850-Plus Community Health Centers

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According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, nearly 1 in 14 people receive care at community health centers. Like other providers across the continuum of care, health centers are being forced to take a look at their supply chain operations and figure out how they can reduce costs while also driving positive patient outcomes.  That’s where strategic vendor partnerships … Read More