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  • Millennials and health care: what do they want?

    September 8, 2016 | WITF-FM Harrisburg, Pa. / Transforming Health

    Experts and surveys say when it comes to health care, millennials want a deal. "Doing a lot of shopping and looking for real value in where they're getting their care," Advisory Board’s Caitlyn Gillooley told Ben Allen.

  • Hospital merger completes with new CEO, name change

    September 16, 2016 | Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.)

    “With (Schuylkill Health System’s) future in mind, the Schuylkill Health System and Advisory Board, my employer, came together about two years ago. They set out to integrate Schuylkill’s hospitals, find a strategic partner and stabilize operations. A team was put together to accomplish these goals and our progress has been tremendous,” Advisory Board’s Marc Lory said, Amy Marchiano reports.

  • Doc unfamiliarity with MACRA is a CIO problem

    August 31, 2016 | Health Data Management

    Although 836,000 providers nationwide will be impacted by MACRA, a recent survey of non-primary care physicians found that 50% do not know what the law is. It is very difficult for MACRA-impacted providers to fare well without loads of IT support, Advisory Board’s Naomi Levinthal writes.

  • Staff for care management today, without financial regrets later

    August 24, 2016 | hfm Blog

    The traditional, inpatient-oriented model of case management, discharge planning, social services, and utilization review (UR) does not cut it anymore—because practically every new payment model is designed to place providers at risk for patient outcomes across the entire episode of care, Advisory Board’s John Johnston writes.

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  • Management consultants, 2016

    August 22, 2016 | Modern Healthcare

    Advisory Board ranks second in the industry.

  • Administrators: Move over to let your physicians drive innovation

    August 22, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Since poor engagement harms not just physicians but the entire system, administrators must think beyond costs and benefits and invest in a culture of engaged physician employees and leaders, Advisory Board’s Michele Molden writes.

  • Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

    August 13, 2016 | Modern Healthcaree

    The “average doctor on the street can barely tell you what MACRA is,” Advisory Board’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, told Shannon Muchmore. Many doctors still have basic questions about MACRA and are looking to join with a large health system to help them navigate the change, Bielamowicz added.

  • Here’s a quick primer on the 2017 Medicare hospital payment rules

    August 4, 2016 | MedCity News

    According to the Advisory Board summary of the rule, inpatient hospital payments should rise by 0.95% in fiscal 2017, but it’s a complicated calculation for the estimated 3,330 acute care hospitals in the country.

  • Best practices for preventing claims denials, optimizing revenue capture

    August 3, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Advisory Board estimates denials cost hospitals 3% of their net revenue on average.

  • If you build CPC+, will they come?

    August 2, 2016 | hfm

    Advisory Board’s Ingrid Lund told Rich Daly she doubted “really, really small practices” would apply to participate and instead expected the bulk of participating practices to come from those with slightly fewer than 50 physicians. “This is a great, low-risk funding opportunity for practices to look at to help them make the infrastructure changes in care delivery that they need to succeed” under CPC+, said Advisory Board’s Eric Cragun.

  • CMS selects markets for new primary-care payment initiative

    August 1, 2016 | Modern Healthcare

    “For practices in the markets, CPC+ is an attractive low-risk option for securing additional funding for efforts to improve care and engage patients,” said Advisory Board’s Eric Cragun.

  • Regional and niche GPOs gain popularity

    July 29, 2016 | Modern Healthcare

    Brian Pellegrini, executive director of consulting at Advisory Board, points out that providers have a hard enough time driving standardization of products within the walls of a single hospital. Asking them to do that as a group seems even more difficult.

  • How to navigate—and budget for—a new frontier of hospital staffing

    July 27, 2016 | hfm Blog

    Hospitals that have been on workforce “autopilot” these past few years are finding that benchmarks have become more aggressive, Advisory Board’s John Johnston writes. Moreover, hospitals are faced with a new set of clinical and administrative roles that simply don’t fit the old model of “worked hours per unit of service.”

  • 4 ways health care organizations can reduce claim denials

    July 26, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Health care organizations' annual losses from denial write-offs range from as little as 1% of net patient revenue to as high as 4 or 5%, according to Advisory Board. "1% sounds like a small number, but it's actually a really concerning number when you think about the scale," Advisory Board’s Jim Lazarus told Kelly Gooch.

  • 17 of the most interesting people in health care

    July 25, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Edward Marx has spent his career building and leading teams at the forefront of health care information technology. He is currently SVP at Advisory Board.

  • Beaumont, Oakwood, United Physicians to form clinically integrated network

    July 25, 2016 | Crain’s Detroit Business

    Nationally, more than 500 clinically integrated networks exist, according to Advisory Board, Jay Greene writes.

  • The big lift: How Davis Construction is raising historic buildings to pour a foundation for Square 450

    July 25, 2016 | Washington Business Journal

    The 720,000-square-foot project, 655 New York Ave. NW, will blend the historic buildings and new construction to create the future home of The Advisory Board Company.

  • Epic, NYC Health + Hospitals and the largest, most complex public health system EMR implementation in history

    July 21, 2016 | HIT Leaders and News

    “We’ve been fortunate to have the support and guidance of our many partners and industry colleagues in this effort,” NYC H + H CIO Sal Guido told Mark W. Stevens. “Once we selected Epic, we reached out to IT experts from local and national leading academic medical centers and invited them to review and critique our EMR implementation plan, so we began the process with a wealth of best practices. We also recruited the support of some of the nation’s leading EMR experts, including Advisory Board’s Ed Marx and Dr. Matt Lambert.”

  • The rise of the 'microhospital': 7 things to know

    July 21, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Microhospitals also have fewer beds, usually around eight to 12, and don't take up much space—according to Advisory Board, they typically are only 15,000 to 50,000 square feet, Heather Punke reports.

  • Company plans 4 'micro-hospitals' in competitive local market

    July 20, 2016 | Indianapolis Business Journal

    Micro-hospitals are small-scale inpatient facilities, often between eight and 10 beds for observation and short-stay use, according to Advisory Board.

  • Why IT is crucial in managing risk of Medicare Advantage plans

    July 20, 2016 | Health Data Management

    Provider organizations that take on financial risk know margins depend on accurately accounting for patient complexity. However, monitoring that complexity is starting to play an important role for individuals and organizations with almost any kind of relationship with Medicare, Advisory Board’s John Kontor writes.

  • One click, sick fix

    July 18, 2016 | Oregon Business

    “If we had it to do again, no one would build what we have today,” Advisory Board’s Ben Umansky told Amy Mishlstein. He points to spiking insurance deductibles coupled with consumers’ expectations of transparency and access across all sectors as driving the change.

  • Physicians are excited to use mobile EHRs

    July 12, 2016 | Physicians Practice

    "When you talk to physicians about EHRs, and they are unhappy about a situation, they'll say, 'It shows me too much stuff, it requires too many clicks, it has too many screens, it slows me down.' The smartphone apps on the other hand are designed to show them what you need. They give you just enough functionality," says Advisory Board’s Bradley Howard, MD.

  • Best places to work in health care

    July 11, 2016 | Modern Healthcare

    Advisory Board was honored for the eighth year in a row.

  • MACRA & medicare payments

    July 10, 2016 | Federal Telemedicine News

    Advisory Board’s Lisa Bielamowicz reports that MACRA is here to stay, Carolyn Bloch writes.

  • Is health care transformation 'the age of wisdom' or the 'winter of despair' for hospitals?

    July 6, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Advisory Board recently surveyed patients about their preferences for minor episodic/acute care. Surprisingly, convenience was a priority, ranking far above seeing the same provider on every visit.

  • Small practices squeezed by MACRA

    July 1, 2016 | MedPage Today

    In her work teaching physicians around the country about MACRA, Advisory Board’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, is seeing more and more small practices "knock on the doors" of larger hospitals and health systems in order to improve their chances of joining APMs, and claiming their 5% bonus and a higher update down the road, Shannon Firth reports.

  • Optimizing Patient Collections in the ACA Era

    July 1, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Providers are making big strides in improving their bottom lines by implementing strict financial policies, especially at the point of service. According to a 2015 Advisory Board survey, the average U.S. hospital more than doubled its POS collections between 2010-14, from $700,000 to $1.8 million per year—a positive development, but one that must continue to improve in the era of increased patient responsibility.

  • The Healthcare Informatics 100 product breakouts: Data analytics

    June 24, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    Advisory Board ranks No. 1 among the top five data analytics firms by revenue.

  • Health care IT program discusses alternative payment model opportunities

    June 22, 2016 | National Law Review

    Advisory Board’s Trenor Williams provided some unique insights on how systems can strategically approach some of the new Value-Based Purchasing programs, Christopher J. Donovan and Elizabeth J. Rosen report.

  • Alumni share advice with DC student interns

    June 22, 2016 | Physicians News Network

    Fifty-five Duke students currently completing internships in Washington, D.C., gathered at the Duke in DC offices for a panel discussion on how to make the most of their summer experiences. The panel included Vikram Srinivasan, a consultant at Advisory Board.

  • Conflicting concerns at a Boston Hospital: Crowding, costs, and a placid garden

    June 21, 2016 | The New York Times

    Alan Lassiter, an expert on children’s hospitals at Advisory Board said the work by Boston Children’s to attract international and wealthy suburban patients reflected “a seismic shift” in survival tactics for children’s hospitals as they faced increased competition from general hospitals and static local demand.

  • Higher volume for NPs, PAs helps practices

    June 21, 2016 | Physicians Practice

    Advisory Board suggests empaneled advanced practitioners can deliver significant benefits. Data from the firm's 2013 survey revealed a positive correlation between empanelment and advanced practitioner productivity. Of groups that have empaneled primary-care advanced practitioners, 83% reported that their advanced practitioners performed above the 50th percentile of productivity, compared to 63% of groups that did not.

  • Kudos | Orange County

    June 20, 2016 | Physicians News Network

    CHOC Children’s has been awarded Advisory Board’s 2016 Workplace Transformation Award and the Workplace of the Year Award for its commitment to fostering and maintaining high levels of employee engagement.

  • How hospitals can leverage technologies to combat health care fraud

    June 18, 2016 | Healthcare Dive

    FCA penalties for health care fraud are set to double, thanks to an interim final rule from the Railroad Retirement Board, according to Advisory Board. While the agency’s rule doesn’t directly apply to health care entities, it suggests raised penalties for fraud against agencies with jurisdiction over the health care industry, under the inflation adjustment.

  • 6 things to consider when planning a women's service-line expansion

    June 15, 2016 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    Many factors should be considered when planning and building a women’s service-line expansion, Advisory Board’s Madhavi Kasinadhuni tells Geri Aston.

  • MACRA has EHR requirements for advanced practitioners

    June 14, 2016 | Physicians Practice

    Aine Cryts shares a transcript of her interview with Advisory Board’s Tony Panjamapirom on the impact of MACRA on practices, including whether practices need to consider whether to "test drive" the ACI category within MIPS.

  • 3 Steps to balance collections and patient satisfaction

    June 14, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    According to Advisory Board, high-deductible plans a decade ago comprised roughly 5% of the market; today, they make up more than 25%, Devendra Saharia writes.

  • Program ferrets out asthma triggers, makes needed home repairs

    June 8, 2016 | Catholic Health Association of the United States

    A new program, Healthy Homes Des Moines in Iowa, is trying to keep asthmatic children out of the emergency room and from unexpected visits to the doctor's office by reducing the conditions in the child's home or apartment that can lead to an asthma attack. National funding comes from the BUILD Health Challenge, a coalition of funders that includes Advisory Board.

  • 5 best practices for leveraging analytics in population health

    June 8, 2016 | HIT Consultant

    For health care providers, value-based care isn’t just an operational incentive anymore, it’s now an imperative for basic survival. As a result, many executives now consider it vitally important to redesign health system services for population health, according a recent Advisory Board Survey.

  • Why McKesson may sell its health IT business

    June 6, 2016 | Health Data Management

    It is interesting, Advisory Board’s Ken Kleinberg told Joseph Goedert, that McKesson is one of three major pharmaceutical distribution vendors in the health care market—along with AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health—that used to have health IT product lines, and it’s possible that all three will be out of the market.

  • Replacing joints faster, cheaper and better?

    June 4, 2016 | Modern Healthcare

    In 2014, 23% of 354 hospitals analyzed by Advisory Board performed at least some outpatient knee replacements, while 7% performed at least some outpatient hip replacements. “More hospitals are starting to move joint replacement into outpatient settings to compete with (free-standing) ambulatory surgery centers,” Advisory Board’s Shruti Tiwari told Harris Meyer.

  • As the sands in the hourglass begin to trickle down, it's time for health care IT leaders to help MDs prepare for MIPS and APMs

    June 4, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    Eric Cragun and Rivka Friedman of The Advisory Board Company authored a very insightful and useful analysis of the proposed rule issued on April 27 by HHS/CMS recently around physician payment under MACRA/MIPS, Mark Hagland reports. As Cragun and Friedman noted in their analysis, “The law will fundamentally change how Medicare pays physicians and other clinicians who participate in the program.”

  • Union Hospital receives Workplace of the Year Award recognition

    June 2, 2016 | The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio

    Union Hospital recently received recognition as Advisory Board’s 2016 Workplace of the Year Award winner.

  • An educational program to promote emotional mastery skills in nurse managers

    May/June, 2016 | Nurses in Professional Development

    Nursing professional development specialists through emotional mastery education can have a key role in nurse managers’ development and potentially affect outcomes related to engagement. NMs have a pivotal role in the health care delivery system, and their skills as a leader have far-reaching effects, including potential impacts on costs, quality outcomes, and staff retention, according to Advisory Board.

  • 8 hospital, health system chief transformation officers to know

    May 27, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Chief transformation officers generally serve as the administrative leader across various transformation initiatives, such as developing the primary care infrastructure and expanding IT and risk analytics capabilities, but often share joint responsibility for clinical transformation with a high-profile physician leader, according to Advisory Board.

  • New cures for health costs

    May 25, 2016 | CFO Magazine

    With leading-edge companies focusing on engagement as a tool to rein in health care costs, the engagement services providers may be primed for a takeoff, Advisory Board’s Jordan Silvergleid told David McCann.

  • HUFF. POST: ‘Why we’re picking Walmart and CVS over doctors’ offices.’

    May 25, 2016 | Concierge Medicine

    Patients appear eager for retail clinics. When Advisory Board surveyed consumers last year, it found respondents valued being treated by a physician less than the convenience of night and weekend hours, getting seen without an appointment, and being able to fill prescriptions on-site.

  • Four women’s health trends pharmacies should watch

    May 24, 2016 | Pharmacy Times

    According to research findings from the Advisory Board, 62% of women attribute their lack of health care knowledge to a lack of time, while 77% report not knowing what to do in order to stay healthy.

  • The 2016 Healthcare Informatics 100

    May 23, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company ranks No. 17 among health care information technology firms by revenue.

  • Salem hospital to end heart surgeries

    May 22, 2016 | Boston Globe

    Heart surgeries fell 35% over about a decade, before stabilizing from 2011 to 2015, according to the Advisory Board.

  • Institutions must focus on value statements to remain competitive

    May 20, 2016 | Education Dive

    In an interview with Education Dive, Kathleen Dawley, principal of Hardwick Day and a member of the board of trustees at Regis College, said the current business model in higher ed is sustainable “under certain circumstances,” but many institutions don’t have a perfect storm of conditions.

  • In higher ed, data is only worth the solutions it brings about

    May 20, 2016 | Education Dive

    A lot of institutions focus on predictive analytics, which Garen Cuttler said is just “the first step.” Key is looking at those analytics, finding ways to increase cooperation among departments for the success of students and compare data and outcomes to those on similar campuses in the region and across the country to glean best practices that might be scaled on your own campus, she said.

  • Elevating the patient conversation with intelligent clinical decision support

    May 16, 2016 | HIT Leaders and News

    According to a survey of C-level executives from The Advisory Board Company, two of the four most commonly cited concerns relate to patients’ non-clinical needs, specifically meeting consumer expectations (47%) and patient engagement strategies (45%).

  • Demand surges for diversity consultants

    May 15, 2016 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    EAB, a consulting firm that conducts best-practices research for colleges, lists bias prevention, diversity promotion, and the handling of student protests among the top issues it has been asked to study this year.

  • Officials add position to focus on keeping students at GW

    May 15, 2016 | The GW Hatchett

    Ed Venit, the senior director of the Education Advisory Board, said hiring a high-level retention administrator is a growing trend nationally.

  • 112 companies offering health care RCM services

    May 13, 2016 | Becker's Hospital Review

    The Advisory Board Company's revenue cycle services include denial and bad debt management, documentation optimization and more.

  • The MACRA muddle: a tipping point for independent physicians?

    May 13, 2016 | Concierge Medicine Today

    “It appears the proposed rule would create a penalty system where the big guys (larger practices) will be funded by the little guys,” says The Advisory Board Company’s Ingrid Lund.

  • Applying restaurant customer service principles to health care

    May 13, 2016 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Now, a combination of factors including changing health care consumer expectations (The Advisory Board Company, 2016), the introduction of value-based reimbursement models (Millenson, 2012) and the revelation that superior patient experience correlates with higher profit margins (Ellison, 2016) have made patient satisfaction more essential than ever to the success of health care organizations.

    Also: HIStalk linked to the IT Forefront blog entry on ransomware—and Concierge Medicine Today linked to the Market Innovation Center blog with the What do Consumers want from Health Care? infographic.

    Also: we saw more widespread pickup of this NPR/Kaiser Health News quoting Rob Lazerow on bundled payments for commercial and Medicare markets.

  • Adopting dyad leadership in practices

    May 12, 2016 | Physicians Practice

    In 2012, a physician-administrator dyad was able to standardize care across 22 emergency departments at the Mayo Clinic, which resulted in significant cost savings, better patient safety, and improved quality of care, as outlined by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Spring deposits for Sweet Briar College enrollment shy of goal

    May 11, 2016 | Richmond Times-Dispatch; The News & Advance

    Peter Farrell is the senior enrollment management consultant at Royall & Company, a division of higher education consulting firm EAB. “We’ve worked with a number of colleges to help with recruitment in the 11th hour. The success of these efforts no longer surprises us as we’ve seen, time and again, there are sizable populations of students willing to consider enrollment options outside of the traditionally perceived recruitment window.”

  • 2016-17 freshman class will be larger

    May 11, 2016 | The Journal; Durango Herald

    “Last year, we identified 141 students as coming through Royall,” Burns said, “and this year, 295 came from the Royall campaign.” “The most conservative measure is an ROI of 162% for the fall 2015 class,” she said.

  • CUTTING COSTS

    May 4, 2016 | Pharmacy Choice

    Medicare, the health insurance program for people 65 and older, started using bundled rates for hip and knee replacements this month. Medicare had some early evidence from pilot programs that "the model works well," according to Rob Lazerow, a health care consultant with The Advisory Board Company.

  • Watching CMS listen to providers

    May 3, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    What’s important is how CMS is going to revise the way in which providers participate in and perform in the new program, The Advisory Board Company’s Naomi Levinthal told Rajiv Leventhal.

  • News 5/4/16

    May 3, 2016 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company features Carevive Systems in a presentation during its Oncology Roundtable series May 5-6 in Washington, D.C.

  • Software to help UCF advisors keep students on track

    May 2, 2016 | Orlando Sentinel

    University of Central Florida academic advisors will soon get such real-time updates, thanks to new technology intended to prevent students from slipping through the cracks. Across the country, about 200 schools use the software known as the Student Success Collaborative.

  • Amid cuts, UW System campuses seek to preserve student advising

    May 1, 2016 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Rolled out this academic year, the Student Success Collaborative combines technology, research, and predictive analytics to have proactive, data-driven conversations with students.

  • Best real estate deals of 2015 game-changer award: The Advisory Board Company

    April 29, 2016 | Washington Business Journal

    The deal allowed the District to retain one of its highest-profile companies and lock in the promise of 1,000 new, high-paying jobs with The Advisory Board Company.

  • Changes to proposed MACRA rule offer little relief for small practices

    April 29, 2016 | FiercePracticeManagement

    A blog post from The Advisory Board Company's Daily Briefing lays out some high-level takeaways.

  • 5 initial reactions to the proposed MACRA rule

    April 29, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Rivka Friedman, practice manager, research and insights, The Advisory Board Company: "The proposed MACRA rule is one of the most significant developments to date that again signals the shift away from fee-for-service and toward value-based care.”

  • MACRA-more: What everyone’s saying about physician payment rule

    April 29, 2016 | POLITICO Pulse

    The Advisory Board Company: "The significant incentives to move towards downside-risk models as well as the amount of payment at stake for providers participating in MIPS reminds physicians that the development of care management and quality reporting strategies is no longer optional."

  • Within MACRA proposed rule, health IT leaders ponder the complexity of the ‘new’ meaningful use

    April 28, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    It’s a misnomer to say that meaningful use has been replaced, but rather the way CMS applies the way providers participate and perform in the program will be revised. “They are still going to rely on the core of meaningful use, which is all of those objectives and measures already in place,” The Advisory Board Company’s Naomi Levinthal told Rajiv Leventhal.

  • Many existing APMs excluded under proposed physician pay rules

    April 28, 2016 | HFMA

    The appeal of the APM track for many physicians was chiefly due to the accompanying 5% annual bonus that provides a more generous inflation update through 2024 than is available through MIPS, Piper Su, a vice president for The Advisory Board Company, noted in an interview. MIPS pay increases depend on meeting quality-reporting requirements.

  • Morning headlines 4/29/16

    April 28, 2016 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company recaps yesterday’s MIPS and APM incentive proposed rule: Medicare’s new plan for paying doctors: 10 key takeaways

  • News 4/29/16

    April 28, 2016 | HIStalk

    The full text of the 962-page proposed legislation is here. The Advisory Board Company posts a good summary.

  • Obama's free community college plan gets another hearin

    April 28, 2016 | The Street

    But according to research from the Washington, D.C.-based Education Advisory Board, two-year college enrollment across the board is in decline, dropping 16% between 2010 and the first quarter of 2016.

  • White House unveils major effort in health career opportunities

    April 27, 2016 | Healthcare Dive

    To facilitate training and educational programs, a task force convened by The Advisory Board Company will come up with common descriptions and measures of required health care skills.

  • White House unveils health care jobs initiative

    April 27, 2016 | Argentum

    The Health Care Employer Task Force, led by The Advisory Board Company, will convene health care employers to agree on common ways to describe and measure necessary health care job skills to make it easier for training programs to target highly sought after professional skills and to help workers move between different employers and roles.

  • The White House wants to create health care jobs

    April 26, 2016 | POLITICO Pulse

    The effort will be jointly led by The Advisory Board Company, which is convening major employers like the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., and the Hope Street Group, which is organizing training and hiring efforts in Denver, Minneapolis, and five other communities.

  • What community colleges are doing to counteract declining enrollments

    April 26, 2016 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Carla Hickman, managing director of EAB, explains what’s behind the trend and what community colleges are doing to counteract it.

  • Fact sheet: White House launches new $100 million competition to expand tuition-free community college programs that connect Americans to in-demand jobs

    April 25, 2016 | The White House

    The Advisory Board Company will convene employers to agree on common ways to describe and measure the skills needed for health care jobs to focus training on in-demand skills and help workers to translate the skills they already have to move between roles and employers.

  • $100M Competition to expand tuition-free community college opportunities launched

    April 25, 2016 | WBFF Fox45

    The Advisory Board Company will convene employers to agree on common ways to describe and measure the skills needed for health care jobs to focus training on in-demand skills and help workers to translate the skills they already have to move between roles and employers.

  • MACRA Roadmap: 9 questions on a post-SGR world, answered

    April 21, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The Advisory Board Company’s Rivka Friedman cautions providers that MACRA will not be a panacea for low reimbursements, Emily Rappleye reports: "The biggest thing we have been telling providers is while SGR wasn't a wonderful architecture for payments, MACRA doesn't provide all that much relief in how much increase in payments providers will see."

  • Five lessons on successful philanthropic collaborations

    April 21, 2016 | The Center for Effective Philanthropy

    Four of the five funding partners from the BUILD Health Challenge, including Graham McLaughlin from The Advisory Board Company, recently shared our experience in creating an $8.5 million national funding partnership at the Grantmakers in Health (GIH) conference.

  • Conference Coverage: ACCC

    April 20, 2016 | American Journal of Managed Care

    Speaking at Cancerscape, The Advisory Board Company’s Lindsay Conway brought the oncologists in the audience up to speed on Medicare’s reimbursement strategies for the coming year.

  • Some firms save money by offering employees free surgery

    April 20, 2016 | NPR

    Medicare had some early evidence from pilot bundled-payment programs that "the model works well," The Advisory Board Company’s Rob Lazerow told Michael Tomsic. "Medicare is saving something like $4,000 on orthopedic cases," Lazerow said.

  • Colleges should reach underrepresented students through personal letters, text messages, according to survey

    April 20, 2016 | Good Call

    Recent survey results published by Royall & Company provide a wealth of information regarding the communication habits and preferences of college-bound students. Good Call excerpts some of these findings including sources of information (letters, emails, text) and why personal touches matter to students.

  • What can higher ed learn about retention from the health care industry?

    April 20, 2016 | Education Dive

    Inside Higher Ed reports new research from EAB shows promising results for colleges that have organized their advising services based on the population health management model.

  • UTSA offers one academic advisor for every 310-370 UTSA students

    April 20, 2016 | The Paisano

    To streamline the student-advisor scheduling process, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has purchased the Student Success Collaborative software published by EAB. UTSA Advising intends to enhance the process by providing electronic notification reminders.

  • Hospital executives increase focus on patient expectations

    April 19, 2016 | Executive Insight

    While care transformation continues to lead the list of concerns for hospital and health system executives, this year two of the top four topics relate to patients' non-clinical needs, according to The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

  • A health care strategy for higher ed

    April 19, 2016 | Inside Higher Ed

    Research by EAB suggests both health care and higher education can tackle those challenges by following the same approach. It’s a strategy known as population health management, which involves using predictive analytics to break populations into smaller groups by risk and assigning different support services to each group.

  • HEADLINES: Today's top higher education news

    April 19, 2016 | American Council on Education

    Inside Higher Ed looks at how some colleges are using a health care industry strategy called population health management to improve student retention rates.

  • Mark D. Sparta named HackensackUMC chief operating officer

    April 19, 2016 | Lyndhurst (N.J.) Daily Voice

    Hackensack University Medical Center announced Mark D. Sparta will now serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer for HackensackUMC in addition to his current role as executive vice president and chief population health officer for Hackensack University Health Network. Sparta completed a two-year fellowship program with The Advisory Board Company.

  • College appoints three members to Academic Affairs

    April 18, 2016 | The Columbia Chronicle

    Brian Marth’s role will include implementing a new student success collaborative, a type of software that will track referrals between departments, schedule resources for faculty and advisers, and improve resources for students at risk of dropping out.

  • Cushman & Wakefield, NJ Hospital Association Host Educational Event

    April 15, 2016 | New Jersey Business

    Ethan Brosowsky, director and national spokesperson for The Advisory Board Company addressed more than 50 health care providers and administrators from multiple New Jersey-area hospitals during the April breakfast event. Brosowsky shared his organization’s latest research related to how patients weigh price, brand, quality, and convenience when choosing providers.

  • Allegheny releases class of 2020 estimates

    April 14, 2016 | The Campus

    Allegheny College has made a number of changes to its recruitment strategy over the last two years. This includes making changes to the school’s financial aid models to attract more students, as well as re-engaging Royall & Company to reach students via email and text message on behalf of Allegheny.

  • How to think about Medicare's new primary care plan

    April 12, 2016 | POLITICO

    “Doctors are just starting to clue in to what MACRA is going to mean for them," said Lisa Bielamowicz, chief medical officer at The Advisory Board Company, pointing out that the new physician payment law also links pay to performance. "We really do need clarity.”

  • Top issues for health care executives right now

    April 11, 2016 | Healthcare Business & Technology

    The Advisory Board Company, a research and consulting firm, just released the results of its annual Health Care CEO Survey.

  • Ofirmev decreases length of stay, costs compared with traditional opioids after surgery

    April 10, 2016 | American Journal of Managed Caree

    “Opioid analgesics are a mainstay for acute pain management, but their usage is associated with adverse events which may increase costs,” researchers from the Advisory Board and Mallinckrodt wrote.

  • SCSU sees 77 percent increase in freshman applications

    April 8, 2016 | The Southern News

    Southern Connecticut State University has seen a significant increase in the number of freshmen applicants over the past three years, largely attributed to the school’s transition to the Common Application platform. Additionally, the school has worked with Royall & Company on recruitment efforts.

  • Report: Top 5 areas of concerns for health system executives

    April 7, 2016 | HIT Consultant

    Forty-seven percent of health system executives indicated that they were extremely interested in addressing the challenge of rising consumer expectations for service, according to The Advisory Board Company’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

  • Workplace wellbeing

    April 7, 2016 | Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

    The company was named the 2016 Workplace of the Year by The Advisory Board Company. The award is given to hospitals and health systems nationwide with high levels of employee engagement, Parkview said in a statement.

  • Rutland Regional Medical Center receives workplace transformation award

    April 6, 2016 | The Mountain Times

    Rutland Regional Medical Center has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2016 Workplace Transformation Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have made a transformational change in employee engagement.

  • Briefs: EvergreenHealth honored with Workplace of the Year Award

    April 6, 2016 | HeraldNet.com

    Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth has been honored with a 2016 Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Removing barriers for student-parents

    April 6, 2016 | AACC 21st Century Virtual Center

    According to recent data from the Education Advisory Board, 33% of community college students today care for dependents at least one hour a week.

  • Patient engagement, population health, consumerism top CEO concerns

    April 5, 2016 | Healthcare IT News

    Health care leaders are focused on the potentially conflicting market forces as rising consumer expectations and care transformation are reshaping the industry, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • News 4/6/16

    April 5, 2016 | HIStalk

    Hospital executives surveyed by The Advisory Board Company state their top concerns as minimizing clinical variation, retooling for population health management, meeting rising consumer expectations, developing patient engagement strategies, and controlling avoidable utilization.

  • Hospital execs focused on patient expectations and engagement, survey finds

    April 5, 2016 | ADVANCE for Health Information Professionalsr

    While care transformation continues to lead the list of concerns for hospital and health system executives, this year two of the top four topics relate to patients' non-clinical needs, according to The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

  • Health system executives' primary concerns shift to focus on consumers

    April 4, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    While care transformation remains top of mind for hospital and health system executives, two of the four most commonly cited concerns relate to patients' non-clinical needs, such as meeting consumer expectations and patient engagement, according to The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

  • 14 must-reads for health care leaders this week

    April 4, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    While care transformation remains top of mind for hospital and health system executives, two of the four most commonly cited concerns relate to patients' non-clinical needs, such as meeting consumer expectations and patient engagement, according to The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

  • Consumerism, patient engagement top of mind for health system CEOs, Advisory Board says

    April 4, 2016 | Healthcare Finance News

    The study found 47% of executives said they were extremely interested in addressing the challenge of rising consumer expectations.

  • Bryan Health receives Workplace of the Year Award

    April 4, 2016 | Lincoln Journal Star

    Bryan Health has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2016 Workplace of the Year Award, an annual distinction that recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement.

  • 24-hour Hackathon at JMU will inspire area students to innovate

    April 1, 2016 | Augusta Free Press

    James Madison University’s second annual student-led Bluestone Hacks allows students to research, brainstorm, prototype, and demonstrate an innovative form of software or physical product design. The Advisory Board Company and Royall & Company were sponsors of the event.

  • Parkview Health recognized for workplace quality

    April 1, 2016 | InkFreeNews.com

    Parkview Health has been recognized as a 2016 Workplace of the Year by The Advisory Board Company. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement.

  • Fort Lewis College applications, enrollment on the rise

    April 1, 2016 | The Durango Herald

    Fort Lewis College’s campaign to increase enrollment and revenues has resulted in a rise in applications, admissions, and confirmations. The college signed with Royall & Company to increase its recruiting reach for the class that will begin in fall 2016.

  • Emergency physicians seek their place in a pay-for-value world

    April 1, 2016 | Annals of Emergency Medicine

    ED directors across the country are wrestling with how they can participate in value-based payment arrangements and coordinated care models, The Advisory Board Company’s Fred Neis told Jan Greene.

  • EvergreenHealth in Kirkland earns national recognition as a Workplace of the Year

    April 1, 2016 | Kirkland Reporter

    EvergreenHealth has been honored with a 2016 Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Are health care CIOs being cut out of the analytics loop?

    March 31, 2016 | CIO

    Dennis Weaver, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for The Advisory Board Company’s consulting and management division, agrees that CIOs don’t always supervise the analytics area in health care organizations.

  • RCM tip of the day: Train staff for strong point-of-service collections

    March 30, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation for The Advisory Board Company’s revenue cycle solutions division: Patient obligation estimation technology can improve POS collections, but technology alone isn't enough.

  • Hospitals could be doing more to prevent cyber attacks

    March 29, 2016 | Marketplace (NPR)

    The Advisory Board Company’s Ernie Hood pointed to basic steps like assessing the threat and developing a response plan that every hospital could take today.

  • CSU-P’s spring surprise

    March 29, 2016 | The Pueblo Chieftain

    The university attributes the higher enrollment to a new marketing campaign (CSU-Pueblo partnered with Royall & Co. on a targeted campaign to increase awareness and interest in academic programs), and better financial aid packages.

  • CCJR model takes effect this week: 13 things for health care leaders to know

    March 29, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    CMS estimates the program will save $343 million over five years, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • 2016's best health care consulting companies

    March 29, 2016 | AdvisoryHQ

    The Advisory Board Company is one of the top health care consulting companies in the world, working with more than 5,000 health care and educational organizations.

  • Drowning bunnies or saving lives? Putting data in the hands of academic advisors

    March 28, 2016 | The EvoLLLution [BY SETH SYKES, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY]

    Therefore, in 2013-14, VCU partnered with the Student Success Collaborative of the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to provide predictive analytics of VCU’s graduation data and implement a “strategic-proactive” model of advising.

  • Summit to feature health care topics, job fair

    March 28, 2016 | BizWest

    The day will include a keynote presentation from Jared Landis, director of the Post-Acute Care Collaborative and national spokesperson for The Advisory Board Company.

  • Medical clinics increase across region

    March 27, 2016 | Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

    Hospital leaders realize they must grow or diversify their system's offerings to maintain profitability, said Rivka Friedman, practice manager of research and insights at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Athletes strong in academics

    March 26, 2016 | Laramie Boomerang

    “The Education Advisory Board, they talk about the students in the murky middle—are they getting enough support,” said Sara Axelson, vice president for student affairs. “When we rolled out STEP, that was the very focus.”

  • St. Elizabeth receives Workplace Transformation award; among five in the country to be recognized

    March 25, 2016 | Northern Kentucky Tribune

    St. Elizabeth Health care has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2016 Workplace Transformation Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have made a transformational change in their employee engagement.

  • Bryan Health named top workplace

    March 24, 2016 | Lincoln Journal Star

    Bryan Health has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2016 Workplace of the Year Award, an annual distinction that recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement.

  • How is IoT changing health care?

    March 23, 2016 | Healthcare Dive

    A report from The Advisory Board Company’s Health Care IT Advisor defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as “the connectivity and interoperability of increasingly smart objects, such as appliances, sensors, controllers, wearables, and medical devices."

  • 'Confidence rating' for on-time graduation

    March 23, 2016 | Inside Higher Ed

    Ed Venit, a senior director at the EAB, said UCSD is about to encounter the same questions facing members of its Student Success Collaborative, a group of dozens of colleges and universities working together to improve student persistence and retention.

  • Rutland Regional Medical Center news and events

    March 22, 2016 | The Manchester Journal / Bennington Banner

    Rutland Regional Medical Center has been awarded The Advisory Board Company's 2016 Workplace Transformation Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have made a transformational change in their employee engagement.

  • Improving patient-centered care

    March 21, 2016 | Executive Insight

    A 2013 report from The Advisory Board Company compiled research data that supports the benefits of hospital palliative care programs to improve quality, lower cost, and improve patient satisfaction.

  • News 3/16/16

    March 15, 2016 | HIStalk (Excerpted from Blog Posts)

  • Personal connections help first-gen students

    March 15, 2016 | AACC 21st Century Virtual Center

    A national survey by Royall & Company, a division of the Education Advisory Board, found that of more than 8,500 college-bound students, more than half of minority, first-generation, and low-income students found personal letters and text messages helpful when choosing a college, compared with other college-bound high school students.

  • RCM tip of the day: Understand RCM integration

    March 11, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation for The Advisory Board Company’s Revenue Cycle Solutions division, The Advisory Board Company: The consolidation of revenue cycle staff and processes is being driven by market forces like provider consolidation, patient consumerism, and compliance risk.

  • Expert advises physicians on what to expect from medicare in 2016

    March 11, 2016 | Becker’s ASC Review

    Lindsay Conway, managing director at The Advisory Board Company, outlined what providers should expect from Medicare this year at the Association of Community Cancer Centers annual meeting in Washington, D.C., according to AJMC.com.

  • Expert advises physicians on what to expect from medicare in 2016

    March 10, 2016 | American Journal of Managed Care

    Speaking at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, Cancerscape, held in Washington, D.C., Lindsay Conway, MSEd, managing director at The Advisory Board Company, brought the oncologists in the audience up to speed on Medicare’s reimbursement strategies for the coming year.

  • Training begins on student data/case management tool

    March 10, 2016 | UW Oshkosh Today

    SSC is being implemented at UWO through the Education Advisory Board to increase student retention and help students meet their goals as they advance to graduation. SSC provides faculty, academic, and student support offices an opportunity to integrate their work to the benefit of students.

  • UCF hires new faculty, focuses on student retention and success

    March 9, 2016 | Capital Soup

    UCF is also spending a portion of its performance funding on the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Student Success Collaborative Campus.

  • Why more than half of hospital bills don't get paid

    March 7, 2016 | The Tennessean

    That dynamic is shifting as more people come under high-deductible health plans. The ratio could settle around 70-30—with patients paying nearly a third of their bills, said Ken Kubisty, senior vice president at Advisory Board Consulting and Management.

  • Monday morning update 3/7/16

    March 6, 2016 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company offers case studies from four health systems that saved $4 million using its Crimson performance analytics program.

  • Using data to help home health workers manage patients’ conditions

    March 5, 2016 | USA Today/Kaiser Health News

    “The industry is placing a big bet that technology will be the missing variable … to allow us to care for a large elderly population at home,” The Advisory Board Company’s Jared Landis told Julie Appleby.

  • University Innovation Alliance receives $3.85M in new grant funding to improve student success

    March 4, 2016 | Lawrence Journal-World via KU News Service

    KU is working to redesign experiences for students, particularly low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color, who enter the university undecided on a major. The intervention is based on analyses conducted in collaboration with the Education Advisory Board and lessons learned from an analysis conducted for students at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • How Lowe's saves money while offering employees free surgeries

    March 4, 2016 | WFAE 90.7

    "I think that’s frankly one of the largest takeaways about the program, is that it’s the very first time that Medicare has mandated use of a new payment model," says Rob Lazerow of The Advisory Board Company.

  • LIVE FROM HIMSS16: Time for a "full tune-up" on IT governance processes

    March 3, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    At HIMSS16, Ernie Hood and Kenneth Kleinberg of The Advisory Board Company share their perspectives on a range of topics being discussed at the conference.

  • Opinion: ACOs should use patient loyalty programs

    March 2, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The authors cite a study that found the Pioneer ACO program has a 38% patient turnover rate and another that found about 60% of patients in the Physician Group Practice Demonstration, an ACO precursor, moved between practices and care settings. They note a patient survey conducted by The Advisory Board Company found "most patients aren't loyal."

  • Advisory Board Company announces $4 million in savings from four hospitals

    March 1, 2016 | ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals

    The Advisory Board Company has announced that four hospitals and health systems have saved, in total, more than $4 million by utilizing data analytics to identify opportunities to improve patients' health while reducing the costs of unnecessary care.

  • To fear consolidation, or not to fear? How industry mega-payers may affect provider reimbursements

    March 1, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation with The Advisory Board Company's Revenue Cycle Solutions group, spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about how unprecedented payer consolidation may change provider reimbursement practices.

  • Will mHealth be a key ingredient in the precision medicine initiative?

    February 26, 2016 | mHealthIntelligence

    The Advisory Board Company is creating a standard application programming interface (API) for as many as five health systems, allowing them to create fast health care interoperability resources (FHIR) applications for consumers and providers within the year.

  • A new survey breaks down the ways that under-represented students go about their college search, as well as their communication and technology preferences.

    February 26, 2016 | eCampus News

    EAB has released a survey breaking down the college search, timing, and communications preferences of minority, first-generation, and low-income students, while also offering tips to institutions on how to best recruit these demographics.

  • Inova Health System announces plan to launch a $100M venture fund dedicated to precision medicine

    February 25, 2016 | MedCity News

    The consulting firm The Advisory Board Company and the Chesapeake Regional Information Service for our Patients (CRISP) are also among those announcing their contributions to the initiative.

  • Ochsner joins The White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit

    February 25, 2016 | Biz New Orleans

    Ochsner was one of nearly 50 organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard Medical School, and The Advisory Board Company, selected nationwide based on their ongoing commitment to accelerate precision medicine.

  • FACT SHEET: Obama administration announces key actions to accelerate precision medicine initiative

    February 25, 2016 | The White House—Office of the Press Secretary

    The Advisory Board Company will build and make available a standardized application programming interface (API) for up to five pilot health care provider organizations in 2016, allowing them to build fast health care interoperability resources (FHIR) applications for patients and providers with their own developers or outside vendors.

  • The uncertain future of Meaningful Use

    February 25, 2016 | Medical Economics

    The penalties for not demonstrating Meaningful Use are required through 2024, notes Naomi Levinthal, MA, a senior consultant with The Advisory Board Company.

  • News 2/26/16

    February 25, 2016 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company will create APIs for up to five pilot sites interested in building FHIR-based applications.

  • FHIR blazes new (and needed) path in health care

    February 23, 2016 | CIO

    Another app from The Advisory Board Company’s Crimson Care Management solution expands EHR capabilities for care management.

  • CSU-Pueblo spring enrollment soars

    February 20, 2016 | The Pueblo Chieftain

    Di Mare said she attributes the higher enrollment numbers to an effective marketing campaign and better financial aid packages. CSU-Pueblo has partnered with Royall & Company to implement a targeted campaign to increase awareness of and interest in the academic programs across the campus.

  • University communications explores new avenues for student recruitment

    February 19, 2016 | The Daily Nebraskan

    Royall & Company, which specializes in recruiting students, completed the survey of 8,515 high school juniors and seniors and found that while mass messages are not well-received, one-on-one texts are appreciated by students.

  • RCM tip of the day: Understand CMS's bundling program

    February 19, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation for The Advisory Board Company’s revenue cycle solutions: You have to understand the basics of this complex rule—the CCJR episode, the target price and the reconciliation process, in addition to gainsharing rules, program waivers, and beneficiary considerations.

  • News 2/19/16

    February 18, 2016 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company announces two case studies in which health systems saved $7 million using its Crimson physician performance analytics software to identify improvement opportunities.

  • High-deductible health plans are hurting health care profits, analysts say

    February 17, 2016 | Morningstar

    Providers may be receiving as little as 18 cents to 34 cents for every dollar billed to those with high-deductible health plans, according to data from The Advisory Board Company, which also shows that patients are unable to pay a doctor bill once it makes up more than 5% of household income.

  • How the rise of private insurance exchanges will affect hospitals

    February 17, 2016 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    In 2015, about 6 million consumers enrolled in coverage through a private insurance exchange. Jim Bonnette, M.D., executive vice president at The Advisory Board Company, expects that number to grow rapidly, with private exchanges eventually becoming the standard way that employees enroll in employer-sponsored health benefits. “By 2020, we could see 40 million to 60 million people in private exchanges,” he says.

  • Attracting underrepresented students just the first challenge: EAB survey data offers insights for success among first-gen, minority, and low-income students

    February 16, 2016 | Education Dive

    The latest data comes from an online survey of 8,515 college-bound high school juniors and seniors by Royall & Company, a division of EAB focused on data-driven services for higher education enrollment management, financial aid optimization, and alumni fundraising.

  • Four reasons why private exchanges will grow

    February 16, 2016 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    “And since I can’t find anybody who says they’re going to pay the Cadillac tax willingly, I suspect [the exchanges are] going to grow,” says Jim Bonnette, M.D., executive vice president at The Advisory Board Company.

  • How to cut your health care bill: Pay cash

    February 15, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal

    Jim Lazarus, a managing director at The Advisory Board Company, who advises hospitals on self-pay prices, says offering cash rates that are lower than insurance-negotiated rates could violate contract provisions. “If insurers find out that plan members are able to access a cheaper cash rate, they’ll call up the hospital and say, ‘That’s our new contracted rate,’ ” he says.

  • From moose season to flu season, the best and worst times for RCM

    February 13, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Revenue cycle expert Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation with The Advisory Board Company's revenue cycle solutions division, spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about what he has come to expect in cash flow during health care's financial seasons.

  • Fort Lewis College investment pays off on enrollment

    February 13, 2016 | The Durango Herald

    Fort Lewis College has gotten an answer to a question it asked about a year ago: Can we increase enrollment if we hire Royall: Enrollment Management? The answer is an unqualified “Yes.”

  • Applicants want mix of old and new technology in recruitment, survey finds

    February 11, 2016 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Those findings come from Royall & Company, a Virginia-based business that specializes in student recruitment. The company is now a division of EAB, which provides research and best-practice findings to more than 600 member colleges.

  • Systemness: Integrating to deliver seamless, cost-effective, high-quality care

    February 10, 2016 | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

    The Advisory Board Company recently conducted a survey of over 150 health system executives, and the conclusion was that those leaders said, "in no uncertain terms that their organizational success depends on greater integration, and greater integration depends on their ability to do concrete things that reduce variation, improve coordination, and improve the flow of information."

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital opens new wing to test new care models

    February 7, 2016 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    That’s why it’s more important than ever for hospitals to find better ways of delivering care, said Chas Roades, chief research officer for health care at The Advisory Board Company.

  • 100 companies offering healthcare RCM services

    February 5, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    The Advisory Board Company (Washington, D.C.). The Advisory Board Company is a global research, technology and consulting firm that provides performance improvement services for healthcare and higher education. The company's revenue cycle services include denial and bad debt management, documentation optimization and more. The Advisory Board Company partners with more than 230,000 leaders at 5,200 organizations.

  • Princeton will resume transfer admissions

    February 3, 2016 | Inside Higher Ed

    Sarah Zauner helps colleges that use the EAB's consulting services on transfer and community college student success issues. She said in the last year she has received an increasing number of requests from competitive private colleges that "want to look at transfer strategy."

  • RCM tip of the day: Use the right tools for contract negotiations

    February 3, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Jim Lazarus, Managing Director of Strategy and Innovation, Revenue Cycle Solutions Division, The Advisory Board Company: Many organizations struggle to be on equal ground with payers because they cannot easily access data or quickly calculate the implications of different contract terms.

  • CBO: Medicare's hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026

    January 28, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    In 2015, the CBO projected the HI Trust Fund would remain solvent through 2030, according to a report by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Survey results on sexual assault In Vanderbilt released

    January 27, 2016 | News Channel 5

    One survey, written by the independent Education Advisory Board, found that 156 out of 1,651 students said they had been victims of sexual assault - including rape, fondling, or unwanted kissing - during the 2014-15 school year.

  • Survey: Nearly 20% of Vanderbilt undergrads are victims of sexual assault or misconduct

    January 27, 2016 | Campus Safety

    The survey, written by the Independent Education Advisory Board, was taken in the spring semester of 2015 by both undergraduate and graduate students at the Nashville, Tennessee-based school.

  • Surveys taken by Vanderbilt University students reveal new information about sexual assaults on campus

    January 27, 2016 | AP (as seen in the Daily Reporter, WKRN-TV Nashville, and elsewhere)

    One survey, written by the independent Education Advisory Board, found that 156 out of 1,651 students said they had been victims of sexual assault — including rape, fondling or unwanted kissing — during the 2014-15 school year.

  • Data fueling scale and change in higher education

    January 27, 2016 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog, Impatient Optimists

    With no solution for the problem at hand, we collaborated with the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to invent one. Using ten years of Georgia State data—over two million grades—we identified past, recurring academic behaviors that correlated to students struggling.

  • Vanderbilt releases campus climate survey results and recommendations for combating sexual assault

    January 26, 2016 | Vanderbilt News

    One questionnaire was developed by the Education Advisory Board, the other by EverFi, Inc. A higher percentage responded to EAB’s questionnaire than EverFi’s.

  • Vanderbilt survey: Hundreds encounter sexual assault

    January 26, 2016 | The Tennessean

    In one of the surveys, written by the independent Education Advisory Board and taken by 1,651 students, 156 said they had been victims of sexual assault — including rape, fondling or unwanted kissing — during the 2014-15 school year. That tally included almost 20 percent of the undergraduate students who took the EAB survey.

  • How to cure medical debt with a personal loan

    January 25, 2016 | Bankrate.com

    The average overdue medical bill in 2014 was $1,766, according to The Advisory Board Company, a research and consulting firm that serves the health care field and other industries.

  • UnitedHealth sees more customers, more losses

    January 20, 2016 | POLITICO Pulse

    For Medicare's Accountable Care Organizations, there's only a loose correlation between participation and past performance in the program, according to a new blog post by The Advisory Board Company that offers seven more takeaways. http://bit.ly/1Su5zn7

  • Help is available to fill out FAFSA form for college aid

    January 19, 2016 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Feyerabend was helping with FAFSAs this month during a mentoring session at Royall & Company, a higher-education student recruitment and marketing firm. Royall sponsors a college mentoring program during the academic year for high school juniors and seniors in partnership with local groups that include Church Hill Activities & Tutoring, or CHAT.

  • In the wake of the next generation ACO reveal: Getting real about IT and ACOs

    January 18, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    Lazerow began by stating that “I am not an IT expert; my role is to look at broad trends. But,” he said, “there absolutely is an IT and analytics component, especially as they need to segment their populations—and that involves effective delivery and efficient resource utilization.”

    The Advisory Board Company’s Latimer agrees that marrying clinical and claims data poses a major challenge in all this. “Yes, it’s definitely difficult, along multiple dimensions,” she noted to me.

  • Uncovering some of the key HIT challenges inherent in ACO development

    January 17, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company's Nicole Latimer shares her perspectives on some of the intense IT-related challenges in ACO development.

  • Has the demise of Meaningful Use been greatly exaggerated?

    January 15, 2016 | MedCity News

    Plus, MIPS only affects individual providers, not hospitals, as Naomi Leventhal, a health IT consultant with The Advisory Board Company, noted. Leventhal said that MU will “evolve” rather than die, since it’s written into law by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Vendor/Partner — Temple Health and GE Healthcare enter new risk-sharing equipment agreement

    January 2016 | Radiology Today

    "While hospitals are working to reduce costs, it's important to keep up the standard of care among all the imaging modalities," says Matthew Morrill, a consultant who works with the oncology and imaging team of The Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.-based consultancy that serves the health care and higher education industries.

    Brandi Greenberg, managing director of research and insights at The Advisory Board Company, says that while parties may be aligning goals on paper, they may not always follow through in a like-minded manner.

  • Medicare's new ACO model preps providers for insurance ventures

    January 14, 2016 | Modern Healthcare

    Rob Lazerow, a practice manager at The Advisory Board Company, a consulting firm that works with hospitals and doctors, said some Next Generation ACOs may form their own Medicare Advantage plan as they gain more experience. These will be provider organizations that have stronger finances, are willing to devote large capital reserves to insurance payouts and have the drive to run health plan operations.

  • Health care financing infographics

    January 13, 2016 | RCM Answers

    This infographic from The Advisory Board Company (@TheAdvisoryBd) takes a look at all the forces at play and distilled eight mandates you must address. Make sure your to-do list contains these must-dos—and read the infographic to explore each mandate’s details, impact, and difficulty.

  • 40 things to know about healthcare costs

    January 13, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Hospital input costs are the costs a hospital incurs to provide care to a patient. This includes both variable costs (salaries of clinicians, costs of supplies and medications) and fixed costs (overhead expenses and cost of equipment, land and buildings), according to a report from The Advisory Board Company.

  • The Advisory Board Company’s perspective on CMS’s next generation ACO announcement

    January 12, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics

    Rob Lazerow of The Advisory Board Company shares his insights on the now-fully-unveiled Next Generation ACO program.

  • Next generation ACOs: Most participants were previously in Pioneer and MSSP models

    January 12, 2016 | FierceHealthcare

    The breakdown of the newly announced participants shows that the model appeals to the most sophisticated and experienced of early population health managers, said Rob Lazerow, practice manager, research and insights, at The Advisory Board Company, which works with 230,000 leaders at 5,200 member organizations to improve performance, during an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare.

  • Want more specific skills than a master’s degree offers? A master of professional studies degree may be for you.

    January 11, 2016 | The Washington Post

    According to a report published by the Education Advisory Board this year, master’s degrees will account for nearly a third of all degrees awarded by 2022, and much of that growth will come from MPS programs in areas like cybersecurity and data analytics.

  • More hospital M&A in 2016: Ratings agencies

    January 6, 2016 | hfma

    “Organizations are now facing a much more rigorous and chilly environment when it comes to M&A,” Jim Lazarus, managing director for strategy and innovation for The Advisory Board Company, said in an interview. “There’s going to be a higher bar for continued consolidation, and that’s going to give CFOs a lot of concern and take a lot of energy talking through that.”

  • CEOs and CFOs: 10 things demanding your attention this year

    January 5, 2016 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    "As more and more patients have a financial stake in what they owe for their care, organizations have to reorient the way they operate toward those patients who have questions about, 'How much will I owe, when will I owe it and are you the best balance of cost with value for my care?'" says Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation with The Advisory Board Company's revenue cycle division.

    Consumerism could create a fluid marketplace where hospitals can more easily win or lose market share, says Rob Lazerow, practice manager for The Advisory Board Company.

  • 2016 the year of consumerism in healthcare as providers rush to adapt

    January 4, 2016 | Healthcare Finance

    "This move to collecting payment at or before the point-of-service reflects the industry's experience that as more time passes after care is delivered, a patient's propensity to pay decreases substantially," said Christopher Kerns, managing director of research and insights at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Building on Paris: 4 ways hospitals can go green

    January 4, 2016 | Healthcare Dive

    Cogenerating heat and electricity from the same source can reduce energy costs by 25-40%, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • The changing face of health care leadership

    January 3, 2016 | Managed Healthcare Executive

    Thus, it’s not a big surprise that Aetna snapped up Gary Loveman, former chief executive officer of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. to serve as president of Heathagen, the payer’s population health technology services and enablement entity, says Rachel Sokol, senior consultant for the health plan advisory council within The Advisory Board Company's strategic research division.

  • Blurred lines

    December 30, 2015 | Insurance News Net

    "All of this ties back to the overarching trend we're seeing in the industry: Costs are going up at an unsustainable level, so you really have all parties looking for ways to dramatically change their models," says Yulan Egan, a consultant with The Advisory Board Company.

  • Kaiser Permanente plans Southern California medical school

    December 18, 2015 | LidTime.com

    Still, building a new medical school is “fraught with risk,” said John Deane, president of Advisory Board Consulting and Management.

  • 10 things to know about Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

    December 18, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Establishing a medical school is "fraught with risk" and could be a "huge waste of money" if the school turns into a specialty-focused academic medical center, according to John Deane, president of the Advisory Board Consulting and Management. "On the other hand, they have an opportunity to do this in a new and different way that could be a form of disruptive innovation that could become a new standard for teaching doctors

  • 5 ways to ensure success with bundled payment agreements

    December 18, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    As bundled payment plans continue to gain prominence among alternative options, The Advisory Board Company shared five strategies for providers to successfully navigate commercial bundled payment agreements within the coming years.

  • Tools, teaching lead To CDI success

    December 2015 | For The Record

    According to a survey conducted by The Advisory Board Company earlier this year, an estimated 81% of hospitals have some type of CDI process, an increase of 48 percentage points since 2006.

  • Kaiser Permanente to open a medical school in Southern California

    December 17, 2015 | KQED

    Still, building a new medical school is “fraught with risk,” said John Deane, president of Advisory Board Consulting and Management. He said it could be a “huge waste of money” if Kaiser were to replicate the existing model of specialty-focused academic medical centers. “On the other hand,” he said, “they have an opportunity to do this in a new and different way that could be a form of disruptive innovation that could become a new standard for teaching doctors.”

  • Report: Half of law firms do not have a data protection committee

    December 16, 2015 | SC Magazine

    “Vendors that do not comply with ABC's cybersecurity and information security policies are not given access to any sensitive data and may be banned from working with the company entirely,” Evan Farber, chief legal officer at The Advisory Board Company, said in the report.

  • How tighter IT and processes can pick up revenue left on the table

    December 15, 2015 | Health Data Management

    Many hospitals typically are leaving 2-5% of net revenue on the table because of internal processes that impede full collection of payment, says Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation at The Advisory Board Company.

  • RCM tip of the day: Cracking the code on denials

    December 15, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation for The Advisory Board Company’s revenue cycle solutions: Only about two-thirds of denials are recoverable, but 90% of them are preventable.

  • Orthopedic surgeons should lead the process of bundled payment initiatives

    December 2015 | Orthopedics Today

    During the next decade, The Advisory Board Company projects increases in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care.

  • Health: Further releases details on quarterly event series

    December 15, 2015 | Nashville Post

    Pershing Yoakling & Associates and Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis are sponsoring the quarterly events, while the flagship summit will be presented by HCA Holdings' Parallon division and be supported by The Advisory Board Company, PYA, and Waller.

  • Best interior/tenant improvements project: Advisory Board Company Lobby East

    December 11, 2015 | Engineering News-Record

    The Lobby East project created a corporate conferencing facility for The Advisory Board Company. Before starting the build-out, crews had to remove a load-bearing first-floor concrete column from a fully occupied downtown Washington, D.C., office building.

  • It's the little things

    December 9, 2015 | Inside Higher Ed

    Their work is being supported by Education Advisory Board, the Washington, D.C.-based research and consulting firm. Through membership in EAB’s Student Success Collaborative, universities are using data to find at-risk students and offer interventions that keep them on track.

  • Predictions for health care in 2016: Service is ascendant

    December 9, 2015 | imagingBiz

    With radiology continuing to refine its niche in a rapidly evolving health care environment, Sruti Nataraja, MPH, managing director at The Advisory Board Company, believes that one of the major themes coming out the past year is, “The consumer-driven health care market has arrived.”

  • Process improvements in the ED increase sepsis bundle compliance, reduce mortality

    December 9, 2015 | Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

    But sepsis continues to plague health care because of an inability to manage the process of applying those best practices consistently and in a timely manner, says Megan Zweig, senior consultant on research and insights at The Advisory Board Company, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

  • Retail, consumerism headline Health Care Council 2016 class

    December 8,2015 | The Tennessean

    The Nashville Health Care Council is delving into innovation, consumerism, and retail health care for its 2016 Council Fellows, which is stitching together a diverse collection of leaders from around the city's health care community, including Michele Molden, senior vice president and partner at The Advisory Board Company.

  • The Physician Leader, Part 1

    December 7, 2015 | Executive Insight

    In a survey conducted by The Advisory Board Company, 60% of hospitals reported a plan to hire more physician leaders over the next five years.

  • Better health care management paves way for success of U.S. population health management solutions market

    December 7, 2015 | SBWire

    Some of the important players in the U.S. population health management solutions market are Verisk Health; Conifer Health Solutions; Caradigm; NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC; Health Catalyst; Healthagen LLC; International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation; Lumeris; Persivia; Premier, Inc.; OptumHealth, Inc.; The Advisory Board Company; ZeOmega, Inc.; and Wellcentive, Inc.

  • Health care council announces 2016 Fellows class

    December 7, 2015 | Nashville Post

    The Nashville Health Care Council announced the 2016 class of its Fellows program Monday, the fourth class of the professional organization, including Michele Molden, senior vice president and partner at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Eyes wide shut—Catastrophic EHR dependency, the dark side of health IT’s highly incented adoption

    December 7, 2015 | EMR and HIPAA

    Joint commission sentinel alert over EHR risks—abstract by The Advisory Board Company: It stated that EHRs “introduce new kinds of risks into an already complex health care environment where both technical and social factors must be considered.”

  • Eyes wide shut—Catastrophic EHR dependency, the dark side of health IT’s highly incented adoption

    December 7, 2016 | EMR and HIPAA

    Joint commission sentinel alert over EHR risks—abstract by The Advisory Board Company: It stated that EHRs “introduce new kinds of risks into an already complex health care environment where both technical and social factors must be considered.”

  • 3 ways providers can optimize revenue cycle management

    December 3, 2015 | Becker's Hospital CFO

    Compared to a year ago, 67% of surveyed providers reported more patients are failing to pay out-of-pocket costs, according to a survey poll by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Indoor Harvest Corp set to design-build world’s first publicly owned, open data, crowdfunded, vertical farm research and education campus

    December 2, 2015 | GlobeNewswire

    The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program supporting “bold, upstream, integrated, local, and data-driven” (BUILD) community health interventions in low-income, urban neighborhoods founded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Students, educators, college reps attend CFES conference

    December 2, 2015 | Sun Community News

    Dr. David Attis, senior director of research at the Education Advisory Board, addressed the STEM gap: less than 5% of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees in the U.S. are awarded to low-income students, as well as the college degree completion gap: nearly half of all American students drop out of college and fail to attain a degree.

  • Indoor Harvest Corp set to design-build world’s first publicly owned, open data, crowdfunded, vertical farm research and education campus

    December 2, 2015 | GlobeNewswire

    The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program supporting “bold, upstream, integrated, local, and data-driven” (BUILD) community health interventions in low-income, urban neighborhoods founded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Indoor Harvest Corp set to design-build world’s first publicly owned, open data, crowdfunded, vertical farm research and education campus

    December 2, 2015 | GlobeNewswire

    The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program supporting “bold, upstream, integrated, local, and data-driven” (BUILD) community health interventions in low-income, urban neighborhoods founded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Orthopedic surgeons should lead the process of bundled payment initiatives

    December 2015 | Orthopedics Today

    During the next decade, The Advisory Board Company projects increases in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care.

  • Medicare rules reshape hospital admissions

    December 1, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    The Advisory Board Company expects Medicare to levy around $420 million in penalties next year, and congressional budget estimators projected the program could save about $7.1 billion by 2019.

  • Will medical practices become 'Uberfied'?

    November 30, 2015 | Healthcare Dive

    A Daily Briefing article by The Advisory Board Company says although having doctors on demand is “appealing,” it requires a lot of money to set up a roster of independent contractors, pay them wages to ensure someone will always be available, but keep the service cheap enough so customers are willing to use it.

  • How consumer engagement brings better coverage decision-making

    November 30, 2015 | Health Payer Intelligence

    The Advisory Board Company mentioned that workshops can be beneficial for consumers looking to learn more about health insurance terms and select the best health care coverage plan for their family.

  • Once a violent offender, his company now keeps D.C. kitchens spotless

    November 27, 2015 | Washington Post

    It was at a poetry reading where Avila met Graham McLaughlin, a managing director for the District-based consulting firm Advisory Board Company, who provided Avila with seed money and helped him craft a business model.

  • Hocking College prez shows off Academic Success Center

    November 25, 2015 | Perry County Tribune

    Other new programs in place include an attendance policy, Education Advisory Board, Americorps completion coaches, as well as a critical care list.

  • RCM tip of the day: Performance tripwires prevent revenue leakage

    November 23, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    "Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation for The Advisory Board Company’s Revenue Cycle Solutions: For most hospitals, diagnosing documentation and coding problems is labor intensive and tedious, and ICD-10 has made it exponentially harder to pinpoint what creates the issue."

  • Q&A: Advisory Board’s Dennis Weaver

    November 2015 | Consulting Magazine

    Dennis Weaver serves as executive vice president and chief medical officer for Advisory Board Consulting and Management, where he leads a team with deep experience across the care continuum to establish accountable payment models, population health management, and accountable care organizations.

  • Citizenship Award Finalist: The Advisory Board Co. (Video)

    November 20, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    The Advisory Board Company’s expertise in health care and higher education has enabled the research, technology, and consulting firm to build and maintain a partnership with D.C.-based Mary’s Center.

  • Becker's announces 2015 CIO Leadership Award winners

    November 20, 2015 | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

    This year's awards recognize IT leaders who remain vigilant in their mission to improve and advance health care through information technology and leadership: Edward Marx. The Advisory Board Company Consultant Leading Epic Implementation at NYC Health + Hospitals (formerly New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.).

  • Hospitals Commit to Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

    November 19, 2015 | Executive Insight

    "Hospitals seem to be doing the best they can with the resources they have," said Sarah O'Hara, senior consultant in The Advisory Board Company’s Research and Insights division. "While there are many interventions that hospitals can use to curb improper antibiotic use, there is no one-size-fits-all model. And the uptick in stewardship shows that hospitals are starting to recognize the need to combat bacterial resistance and deploying efforts that fit their different resources levels, cultures, and clinical needs."

  • Meaningful Use Stage 3 not set in stone; make your voice heard

    November 19, 2015 | iHealthBeat

    Anantachai (Tony) Panjamapirom, senior consultant at The Advisory Board Company, and Ye Hoffman, senior analyst at The Advisory Board Company, contributed to this Perspective.

  • lifeIMAGE launches the 4th generation of its medical image exchange platform

    November 19, 2015 | Business Wire

    According to The Advisory Board Company’s 2015 Imaging Consumer Preferences Survey, that preference ranked just second among patient priorities behind out-of-pocket costs.

  • High-deductible health plans propel sweeping change in how providers collect for care

    November 18, 2015 | Middle Georgia CEO

    "The surging number of patients being given more financial responsibility for their care has compelled providers to recast their revenue cycle strategies," said Christopher Kerns, managing director in The Advisory Board Company’s Research and Insights division.

  • Smartwatch travel apps abound, but adoption is work in progress

    November 16, 2015 | Business Travel News

    One adopter is The Advisory Board Company’s Steven Mandelbaum. “It works,” he said, even if some supporting infrastructure doesn’t. “It’s a little hard to put your arm on the TSA scanner, and certain airlines have bar code scanners where your arm just doesn’t fit in it. But, yeah, I can see it being very useful.”

  • It's a mobile world: Buyers being innovative

    November 16, 2015 | Business Travel News

    While some travel managers stress about mobile deployment and try to control what apps travelers can and cannot use, The Advisory Board Company’s vice president of information systems, Steven Mandelbaum, has implemented his own lack-of-policy policy.

  • As local cancer centers grow, hospitals look for ways to advertise their superiority

    November 14, 2015 | Modern Healthcare

    “When it comes to the more common types of cancer, community hospitals are often well-equipped to provide excellent care,” said Lindsay Conway, managing director of research and insights for the Advisory Board.

  • Uber teams with Voalte to get you to doctor appointments

    November 12, 2015 | Herald-Tribune

    Poor health care coordination costs the nation as much as $45 billion per year—and health care providers are increasingly on the hook for this staggering bill, according to The Advisory Board Company, a consulting firm dealing with health care and education organizations.

  • COLUMN: In health care, bigger isn't better

    November 9, 2015 | The Tomah Journal

    “The right size for your organization is the size and shape that allows you to pursue your strategic aims as competitively and efficiently as possible.” (The Advisory Board Company)

  • White House pushing ACA enrollment with ‘Healthy Communities’

    November 6, 2015 | MedCity News

    Cities marked with an asterisk are in states that chose not to expand Medicaid, according to The Advisory Board Company, leaving millions without access to insurance subsidies. Note that Tennessee is considering expansion, while Michigan and Pennsylvania have equivalent, alternative plans to widen insurance coverage among low-income residents.

  • Radiology: Hospitals' biggest opportunity needs a quality standard

    November 2, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The Advisory Board Company expects that total radiology spend will increase by 9% year-over-year through 2018.

  • Natural disasters: Hospital management

    November 1, 2015 | AHC Media

    The Advisory Board provides more detail on the lessons learned from the Joplin Saint Johns-Mercy Medical Center tornado response.

  • Morning read: A Pfizer-Allergan acquisition is in the works, Allergan’s Warner Chilcott coughs up $125M to settle kickback charges

    October 30, 2015 | MedCity News

    Within the past five years, 70% of the hospitals and health systems that took part in a survey by The Advisory Board Company said they had set up an antibiotic stewardship program—coordinated programs intended to curb inappropriate antibiotic use.

  • UnitedHealthcare expands pilot of bundled payments for chemo

    October 30, 2015 | Healthcare Dive

    Similar efforts by three other entities resulted in far more modest savings than that experienced at UnitedHealthcare, Lindsay Conway, a managing director at The Advisory Board Company, told Kaiser Health News. “The big question is whether United’s results are replicable,” she said. “They’re working on that right now.”

  • UnitedHealthcare expands effort to rein in rising costs of cancer treatment

    October 29, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

    Still, results from three other efforts showed decidedly smaller savings compared with United’s stunning 34% drop, said Lindsay Conway, a managing director at The Advisory Board Company.

  • A chat with DJ Patil

    October 29, 2015 | POLITICO Morning eHealth

    Yesterday’s Advisory Board tech conference featured a chat with White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, who dropped his share of bons mots, interesting thoughts, and so on.

  • Hospitals double up-front collections: Survey

    October 29, 2015 | hfma

    “Organizations that have invested heavily in this are doing much better,” Christopher Kerns said. One such organization is Houston Methodist Hospital System, which collects about 28% of net patient revenue at the point of service, according to Scott Ulrich, director of revenue cycle operations.

  • News 10/30/15

    October 29, 2015 | HIStalk

    Analysis by The Advisory Board Company finds that hospitals are increasingly implementing CDC-recommended antibiotic stewardship programs to reduce inappropriate use, but many of them are too short on staffing and data to be effective.

  • Despite limited resources, hospitals make antibiotic stewardship program headway: 7 survey findings

    October 29, 2015 | Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality

    Although they report budgetary resources and frontline physician involvement to be lacking, 70% of respondents to an Advisory Board Company survey say they've added an antibiotic stewardship program in the last five years.

  • Know your case counts—The essentials when developing an ASC

    October 29, 2015 | Becker’s ASC Review

    Additionally, outpatient joint replacements are expected to increase by 157% from 2013 to 2018, with a projected volume of 169,000 cases, according to an Advisory Board Company study (2014).

  • Average point-of-service collections increase to $1.8M in FY 2014: 4 things to know

    October 28, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    The Advisory Board Company has released its latest Revenue Cycle Survey at its inaugural technology summit Amplify. This biennial survey focuses on point-of-service collections in health care.

  • High-deductible plans drive increased point-of-service collections

    October 28, 2015 | FierceHealthFinance

    The proliferation of high-deductible health plans has dramatically altered health care providers' collection process, according to a new survey from The Advisory Board Company presented at its first technology summit.

  • The Advisory Board's top 10 things CEOs need to know

    October 27, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    After the Advisory Board Company's 2015 CEO Special Sessions meeting, the organization outlined top concerns and items of importance for hospital and health system CEOs. Here is a list of 10 things every health care CEO needs to know this year.

  • ASCO moves to prevent Medicare site-neutral payments

    October 26, 2015 | OncLive

    In April, consulting business The Advisory Board Company, stated that it was more a matter of “when, not if” site-neutral payments would be established.

  • Technology support for more transparent hospital pricing—it's surprisingly complicated

    October 20, 2015 | iHealthBeat

    Consumers want to know in advance what their outpatient services will cost. A recent survey by The Advisory Board Company's Market Innovation Center shows that 92% of patients would avoid a clinic where prices were not available in favor of one where prices were known.

  • Reconnecting the health care industry

    October 19, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

    In a panel discussion following Bush's keynote, moderator Chas Roades, chief research officer of The Advisory Board Company, challenged the participants—Farzad Mostashari, CEO of Aledade; Alex Gourley, CEO of Walgreen Co; and Michael Robinson, vice-president of U.S. Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft—to address the plight of hospitals that are not ready to make this transformation.

  • CMS takes the lead in oncology payment reform

    October 2015 | Managed Care Magazine

    “The OCM has the potential to be a real game changer,” says Lindsay Conway, a managing director at The Advisory Board Company, which specializes in oncology. “CMS is a dominant force in oncology practices, and when you have a payer of its scale the market is forced to pay attention,” she says.

  • Public health professor leading collaborative initiative to address violence in liberty city

    October 16, 2015 | University of Miami

    The BUILD Health Challenge, a national award created jointly by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Colorado Health Foundation, encourages communities to build meaningful partnerships between hospitals and health systems, community-based organizations, and local health departments to improve the health of local populations by addressing the factors that lead to poor health.

  • Broad and Cassel hosts fifth annual health forum, celebrates event milestone in Fort Lauderdale

    October 15, 2015 | Citybizlist

    “The channels through which patients get to providers—the networks we’ve known for so long—those channels are changing,” said Fred Bayon, spokesperson for The Advisory Board Company. “They are being upended.”

  • Wearable tech fashion show part of annual IT conference at IUB next week

    October 13, 2015 | Passing Notes (The education blog of HeraldTimesOnline.com)

    “No regrets: How successful schools are reframing decision support” by Chris Miller, executive director, Education Advisory Board. This presentation, based on interviews with more than 150 higher ed thought leaders, examines how successful schools are reframing academic decision support data efforts as enterprise processes instead of technology projects.

  • As U.S. insurers aim to get bigger, hospitals eye health plan entry

    October 12, 2015 | Reuters

    In a December survey of 45 large health care systems by The Advisory Board Company, one-third said they already offered an insurance plan. Among the remaining respondents, three-quarters said they had either made the decision to start one in the next three years or were considering it.

  • Georgetown Hospital seeks $560 million expansion

    October 12, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The hospital receives 35,000 visits a year, and Goldberg said he relied on research from two firms, Sg2 and The Advisory Board Company, to project the needs of patients in future decades.

  • ACC National Capital Region Corporate Counsel Awards honor Washington area in-house legal leaders

    October 9, 2015 | Business Wire

    The co-winner, Evan R. Farber, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at The Advisory Board Company, was recognized for his nimble work guiding The Advisory Board Company through four acquisitions in the course of a year, including its largest one ever, as well as leading it through a major initial public offering for a joint-venture company.

  • Henry Schein soars on health care consolidation, integrated delivery networks as hospital execs seek supply chain help

    October 9, 2015 | Healthcare Finance

    Dan Cummins, senior director of Spend Performance Solutions at The Advisory Board Company, agrees that integration efforts should not be led from the top down. He suggests empowering "non-acute supply chain leaders and other strong resources to serve as change leaders to assist in governance and stewardship of integration and steady state operations."

  • CMS releases final rules for Stage 2, Stage 3 modifications

    October 8, 2015 | Uncover Californiae

    Naomi Levinthal, consultant in Research and Insights at The Advisory Board Company, said the fact that Stage 3 is not set in stone could trigger a response from CMS about the feedback they are getting from industry and lawmakers to delay the start date of Stage 3.

  • Debate rages as 'Cadillac tax' gets closer [BROADCAST]

    October 6, 2015 | Minnesota Public Radio

    Some consulting groups, including The Advisory Board Company and Towers Watson, say as many as half of all employer health plans in the country are on track to trigger the tax.

  • Neil Versel to discuss interoperability at Surescripts event

    October 6, 2015 | MedCity News

    Versel, the health IT reporter for MedCity News, will be on a panel Wednesday morning called “Navigating the Interoperability Journey” with Dr. Doug Fridsma, president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, and David Chao, CTO of The Advisory Board Company. Tom Skelton, CEO of health IT connectivity network Surescripts, will moderate."

  • Georgia State U.—a hotbed of growth and innovation

    October 1, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Using software and expertise from Education Advisory Board, GSU has crunched a trove of data compiled over 10 years to determine patterns of success and failure.

  • ICD-10 has kind of been like Y2K, so far

    October 1, 2015 | Modern Healthcare

    “I think, by and large, at least the people we've worked with, they have done so much preparation that they're eager,” said Ed Hock, managing director and ICD-10 guru with the Advisory Board. “I've yet to hear any horror stories.”

  • Two hiccups, no catastrophes

    October 1, 2015 | Healthcare Finance

    Hock said as a modifier, “It’s early yet,” but added he’s not surprised by the lack of reported issues by the large hospitals systems with which the Advisory Board works. “I think it’s such a statement to the hard work people have done.”

  • If all goes to plan

    October 1, 2015 | Healthcare Finance

    Ed Hock, managing director of the Advisory Board, outlines the hope: "It's a big and, in ways, painful switch. It's like saying, why don't we switch to the metric system to change how we measure things? That's nice, but then [imagine] changing the gas pumps, and on and on."

  • Congress playing 'wait and see' as ICD-10 launches

    September 28, 2015 | Politico [Subscription needed]

    These plans are exceptionally efficient vehicles for constraining health costs to all purchasers: insurers, employers, and patients alike, says Christopher Kerns, MBA, managing director, Research and Insights, The Advisory Board Company. And, for patients who can’t afford traditional health insurance premiums, HDHPs are a low-cost option.

  • Clinical laboratories and pathology groups may see fewer fee-for-service payments as more hospitals and health systems become self-insured

    September 28, 2015 | Dark Daily

    A 2013 survey of more than 100 hospitals and health systems conducted by The Advisory Board Company and reported in HealthLeaders Media noted that: One in three institutions responded that they already own health plans. One in five said they plan to launch a health insurance plan by 2018.

  • UMD's CHIDS to host workshop on health IT and economics Oct. 9-10 in D.C.

    September 28, 2015 | PR Newswire

    Keynote speakers for the workshop are: Glenn Tobin, CEO of Crimson organization (physician-focused analytics technology and services), The Advisory Board Company.

  • 70,000 ways to classify ailments

    September 27, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

    “This affects literally every single system in a hospital, except maybe the cafeteria,” says Ed Hock, managing director of revenue cycle solutions for The Advisory Board Company, a consulting firm that has warned its hospital clients to expect their accounts-receivable days to increase by three to five, on average. “That can mean millions of dollars in cash flow.”

  • 2015 Working Mother 100 best companies

    September 25, 2015 | Commercial Property Executive

    Mom of two Brandi Greenberg, managing director of the Research and Insights division, works part-time. Like many here, she says: “I’ve been able to maintain a challenging career and be the parent I want to be.”

  • 10 health systems make list of 100 best companies for working mothers

    September 25, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Working Mother Magazine has named the "100 Best Companies" for working mothers for the 30th consecutive year.

  • Cultivating a great physician champion

    September 25, 2015 | Health Management Technology

    In a recent survey of healthcare executives, The Advisory Board Company found that nearly 90% were interested in engaging physicians in cost and quality enhancements, which had been ranked third in importance in 2014..

  • New legislation keeps Advisory Board in D.C.

    September 25, 2015 | Commercial Property Executive

    A big local employer will remain in Washington, D.C., thanks to new legislation unveiled last week.

  • Watching the Apple Watch

    September 24, 2015 | MedPageToday

    Dan Diamond, executive editor of The Advisory Board Company's Daily Briefing newsletter for healthcare executives, has been watching Apple Watch technology even before its official launch -- and his observations are very enlightening.

  • High-deductible health plans: Hidden costs

    September 23, 2015 | Managed Healthcare Executive

    These plans are exceptionally efficient vehicles for constraining health costs to all purchasers: insurers, employers, and patients alike, says Christopher Kerns, MBA, managing director, Research and Insights, The Advisory Board Company. And, for patients who can’t afford traditional health insurance premiums, HDHPs are a low-cost option.

  • Is ICD-10 health care’s Y2K moment?

    September 22, 2015 | CIO.com

    Overall, Hock says, The Advisory Board Company doesn't expect chaos in October, having trained hundreds of hospitals and thousands of physicians on the new code set. But the company does anticipate "a lot of little paper cuts," he says. The organizations that will thrive in the coming months, he says, are those that have the right management structure in place and the ability to identify where those small cuts are occurring and fix them.

  • Three ways high-deductible plans foster value

    September 21, 2015 | Managed Healthcare Executive

    Christopher Kerns, MBA, managing director, Research and Insights, The Advisory Board Company, believes high-deductible health plans will help foster high-value health care. Here are three reasons why.

  • With legislation pending, how does The Advisory Board Company incentive bill stack up?

    September 21, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    The Bowser administration's proposed Local Jobs Tax Incentive Act of 2015, to be introduced to the City Council this week, appears to be one of the largest economic development packages offered to a single company, but it is certainly not the first of its kind.

     

  • With quick clinics, online care, providers give convenience another try

    September 20, 2015 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

    Even so, hospitals are focusing on patients' desire for on-demand access to care for simple maladies, said Alicia Daugherty of The Advisory Board Company. Retail clinics are one way to deliver that, Daugherty said, while online care programs are another.

     

  • Inside one agency’s 5-star home health rating

    September 18, 2015 | Home Health Care News

    “These metrics as a whole show home health’s ability to improve somebody’s function and home health’s ability to prevent costly episodes that are negative for the patient, like hospitalization or like a delay in service,” Harrison Brown, of the consulting firm The Advisory Board Company, told Kaiser Health News.

  • For the Advisory Board, 60 million reasons to stay in D.C.

    September 18, 2015 | The Washington Post

    D.C. is where the Advisory Board was founded, has operated for 35 years, and is where its chairman and chief executive, Robert Musslewhite, lives. Like other firms before it, it plans to depart the West End for a new building in Mount Vernon Triangle near dozens of restaurants, shops, and other amenities.

  • The Advisory Board Company HQ to remain in the district, create 1,000 new jobs

    September 18, 2015 | Citybizlist

    “We are excited to continue our longstanding relationship with the District as a partner in expanding growth and opportunity. The Advisory Board Company was founded here, and D.C. has been our home for over 35 years,” said Robert Musslewhite, CEO, The Advisory Board Company.

  • Bowser offers $60M in tax breaks to keep The Advisory Board Company in D.C.

    September 18, 2015 | Technical.ly DC

    The Advisory Board Company picked the Mount Vernon building to offer a convenient neighborhood to visiting executives. It is a “thriving location that offers them a range of restaurant, hotel, and entertainment options,” said spokesperson Garen Cuttler in an email.

  • D.C. considers economic development bill to retain the Advisory Board Co HQ

    September 18, 2015 | Economic Development Blog

    The D.C. Council is set to take up new legislation next week that will enable Washington, D.C., to retain the headquarters of The Advisory Board Company. The District will also benefit from the company’s growth plans, which includes the creation of 1,000 new jobs.

  • DC download: pop-up weddings and tax breaks for innovation

    September 18, 2015 | DC Inno

    In local big-money news, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has offered $60 million in tax breaks to keep The Advisory Board Company headquartered in the city, the latest move in her efforts to support the innovation economy in the District.

  • Are ACOs the future of health care?

    September 18, 2015 | Healthcare Matters

    “One of the key challenges for hospitals and physicians is that the incentives in ACOs are to reduce hospital stays, emergency room visits and expensive specialist and testing services—all the ways that hospitals and physicians make money in the fee-for-service system,” explains Chas Roades, chief research officer at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.

  • Exclusive: Advisory Board Company picks new headquarters location

    September 17, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    The Advisory Board Company has reached a deal to shift its headquarters to Mount Vernon Square, a major economic development win for the District after a national search that included the still-vacant 1812 N. Moore St. skyscraper in Rosslyn.

  • Why The Advisory Board Company lease is more than just a numbers game

    September 17, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    While the deal might seem like another case of government-sponsored corporate welfare, the Bowser administration’s proposal to grant up to $60 million in tax breaks to keep The Advisory Board Company in Washington D.C., represents a significant shift in economic development thinking for the District, one that might get lost to some just fixating on the big number.

  • Could more tax abatements be in play in the District? Mendelson says it's 'case-by-case'

    September 17, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Thursday he supports the proposal from Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration to keep The Advisory Board Company in Washington with up to $60 million in tax abatements, a deal that is expected to generate at least 1,000 new jobs, and that it is likely to get adopted by council by the end of the year.

  • Breaking: The Advisory Board chooses D.C., Douglas Development

    September 17, 2015 | Bisnow

    The big news in the private office real estate market has dropped: The Advisory Board Company is staying in Washington, D.C., and signing with Douglas Development Co.p>

  • Why Mayor Bowser offered 2 companies $110M this week

    September 17, 2015 | DC Inno

    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has made a point of voicing her support for the innovation economy in the District and backed up her words Thursday by offering $60 million in tax breaks to keep The Advisory Board Company headquartered in the city.

  • Coding productivity, new secondary diagnoses, could cost health care big after ICD-10

    September 16, 2015 | Healthcare Finance

    Much of this has to do with pinpointing the severity of an illness or injury under ICD-10, said authors Natalie McGarry and Eric Fontana.

  • UMass students rip tuition, fee hikes

    September 16, 2015 | Dorchester Reporter and The Berkshire Eagle (via State House News Service)

    After the meeting, board members attended a committee meeting at which the research firm Education Advisory Board gave a presentation on student debt across the nation.

  • Remote patient monitoring market to reach $1 billion by 2020

    September 15, 2015 | mHealthIntelligence

    The Advisory Board Company recently conducted research on health care provider usage of remote monitoring technology. The report covers the importance of developing a clear strategy for responding to alerts, as well as the need to define which exact remote monitoring systems are best for one’s patient base..

  • Medicare fails to save money so far on cooperative care experiment

    September 14, 2015 | NPR (via Kaiser Health News)

    "It's turning out to be tougher to transform care and realign delivery than people had expected," said Eric Cragun, an analyst with The Advisory Board Company..

  • Cancer center's refurbishment goal, improve patient care

    September 14, 2015 | Several outlets (via the Associated Press)

    Cancer-treatment programs nationwide are looking for opportunities to redesign care, said Lindsay Conway, managing director of research and insights at The Advisory Board Complany. p>

  • Student enrollment down 6.8% since last fall

    September 14, 2015 | The Free Press (University of Southern Maine)

    According to the Education Advisory Board, 59% of public universities in the nation missed their enrollment target for the 2013-14 school year.

  • For many ACOs, patients cost Medicare more than projected

    September 14, 2015 | Fierce Health Payer

    "It's turning out to be tougher to transform care and realign delivery than people had expected," Eric Cragun, an analyst with The Advisory Board Company, told KHN.

  • The week ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Sept. 14-20

    September 14, 2015 | HealthITInteroperability

    “It’s turning out to be tougher to transform care and realign delivery than people had expected,” Eric Cragun, an analyst with The Advisory Board Company, told KHN.

  • Tackling central line-associated bloodstream infections in the ICU

    September 2015 | Nursing2015 Critical Care

    In order to identify where breakdowns in compliance or “failure modes” exist, it's useful to consider The Advisory Board Company's concept of a “dress rehearsal,” published in their report, Putting Perfection into Action: Achieving and Sustaining Zero-Deficit Quality Goals.

  • Broad and Cassel’s South Florida Health Forum set for October 2, hits milestone

    September 2015 | South Florida Hospital News

    Now celebrating its fifth year, the event’s keynote speakers include Fred Bayon, managing director with The Advisory Board Company, and Paul DeMuro, of counsel with Broad and Cassel.

  • Accountable care organizations, explained

    September 11, 2015 | Journal-News (via Kaiser Health News)

    ACOs are already becoming pervasive, but they may be just an interim step on the way to a more efficient American health care system. “ACOs aren’t the end game,” says Chas Roades, chief research officer at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Canopy Partners to host second annual imaging summit

    September 10, 2015 | PRWeb

    The opening address, The 2015 State of Imaging Economics, will be delivered by Ingrid Lund, senior consultant, from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Using telehealth to curb skyrocketing health care costs

    September 9, 2015 | Health IT Outcomes

    According to The Advisory Board Company, an estimated 50% of large employers may have to contend with this tax, which will significantly raise the cost of employee health insurance.

  • 2015 health IT change agents

    September 7, 2015 | Working Mother

    Creating A Culture Of Innovation: Ed Marx, Executive Vice President, The Advisory Board Company and CIO, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation (HHC)

  • RCM tip of the day: Bringing consumerism to RCM

    September 4, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation, Revenue Cycle Solutions at The Advisory Board Company: For many, the new era of price transparency remains maddeningly opaque. When patients search for procedure costs, they typically find the average price,not their actual patient obligation.

  • A cancer building boom, fueled by economics and an aging population

    September 2, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The Advisory Board Company last year surveyed its members that have oncology departments about their plans for growth. More than 25% were building a cancer center or reported having built a facility during the previous three years.

  • How Charlotte home health agency earned five stars from Medicare [broadcast]

    September 1, 2015 | WFAE 90.7 (NPR station in Charlotte, N.C.)

    “These metrics as a whole show home health's ability to improve somebody's function, and home health's ability to prevent costly episodes that are negative for the patient, like a hospitalization or like a delay in service," said Harrison Brown of The Advisory Board Company.

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