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Consulting and Management Services

Coverage expansion

Quantify the impact of health exchanges and Medicaid expansion on your business and create a strategy to protect margins.

Outcomes-based clinical supply sourcing

Reach and sustain cost savings goals by identifying previously invisible (and typically larger-than-expected) pricing opportunities for preference items.

Purchased services sourcing

Realize immediate, maximum savings while driving improvements in service quality and performance.

Margin sustainability

Achieve sustainability—despite declining reimbursement—with a comprehensive approach to strategic, operational, clinical, and financial restructuring.

Cost structure improvement

Drive greater value and accountability by establishing operational efficiencies and a sound cost structure.

Revenue cycle solutions

Enhance revenue cycle performance through customized solutions—consulting services combined with Advisory Board research, training, and technologies.

Care optimization

Prepare to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care in the most appropriate setting.

Strategic planning

Identify core strategic issues and develop tactical, results-driven plans based on quantitative data, qualitative information, and best practice research.

Hospital-physician alignment

Create a plan for integration according to your institution's unique medical staff composition and establish guidelines for achieving those strategic goals.

Medical staff development

Craft a strategic plan to address medical staff development needs in your community and recruit high-performing physicians.

Management solutions for the physician enterprise

Position your employed physician enterprise for growth and long-term success with expert operations, finance, and revenue cycle management resources.

Practice performance improvement

Maximize your investment in the physician enterprise by optimizing the professional fee revenue cycle, IT utilization, physician compensation, financial reporting, and patient and provider satisfaction.

Mergers and acquisitions

Identify significant issues that may affect the economics and operations of a physician enterprise before acquiring a physician practice to ensure a smooth transition.

Medical staff development

Craft a strategic plan to address medical staff development needs in your community and recruit high-performing physicians.

Hospital-physician alignment

Create a plan for integration according to your institution’s unique medical staff composition and establish guidelines for achieving those strategic goals.

Physician engagement in supply cost management

Empower physicians to select award scenarios that enable the best patient outcomes at the lowest total cost.

Physician documentation improvement 

Motivate your physicians to improve their documentation habits through personalized tools and one-on-one physician training.

Organizational readiness and strategy

Determine the best value-based programs for your organization by evaluating financial opportunities, developing payer strategy, and beginning to enfranchise and educate physicians/stakeholders.

The clinical integration network

Create a clinical integration network that provides a shared focus between physicians and hospitals on value-based services.

The patient-centered medical home

Redefine primary care delivery in your community by implementing a PCMH model of care.

Clinical transformation

Support the migration to value-based payment by transforming care delivery.

Population health management

Identify ambulatory-sensitive indicators and potentially preventable ED visits, readmissions, and services with business intelligence tools to better prepare for targeted and vulnerable populations.

Value-based payment strategy

Design a value-based payment strategy to establish the right assumption of risk and ensure the success of your clinical transformation and population health management initiatives.

The Federally Qualified Health Center

Solidify your relationship with your local Federally Qualified Health Center, an important component of efforts to expand access and transition to value-based care.
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