Hospital Efficiency Improvement Program Consulting

A Value-Based Care Consulting Service

Learn what makes hospital efficiency improvement programs (HEIPs) unique and the benefits that can result when they’re implemented.

Value-Based Care Consulting

Custom support for population health executives to move confidently from volume to value with:

  • Detailed assessments of capabilities and opportunities
  • Tailored roadmaps that lay out the right investments to make, and when
  • Elbow-to-elbow or interim support for optimal impact

To effectively reduce variation in the clinical setting, hospitals and health systems must engage and align all providers in common goals for improved quality, efficiency, and cost effectiveness—primary care and specialty physicians alike. A Hospital Efficiency Improvement Program, or HEIP, allows organizations to do this by motivating select physicians to work together for better quality outcomes and clinical efficiencies. It gives hospitals a way to align with physicians by incentivizing them to solve quality and efficiency issues. And unlike co-management that encompasses just one specialty, a HEIP allows physicians from multiple specialties to work together to remove barriers to variation.

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How a HEIP works

A HEIP is specific to the care given in the hospital setting. And while physicians develop and lead changes to patient care, the hospital prioritizes the overall direction and supports the program infrastructure. Traditionally in a HEIP, the hospital contracts with a clinically integrated network (CIN), but if there are none within the market, the hospital can contract directly with specialty physician practices.

Benefits of a HEIP

  • Collaboration improvements with providers
  • Quality improvements and reduction of care variations
  • Financial improvements from delivering care efficiently and consistently

How we help

As pioneers of the HEIP concept, our team of experts can provide your organization with comprehensive, end-to-end support for each of the core components of your HEIP, including:

  • HEIP Program Development
  • Legal, Governance, and Organizational Framework
  • Fair Market Value and Physician Compensation Structure

Our experts

Braxton “B.J.” Millar, MBA
Vice President

B.J. serves clients with clinical integration formation, ACO formation, bundled payment design and implementation, program effectiveness, care transformation strategy, population health management, payer strategy development, provider aggregation, and the like. More.



Laurie Norman, MSN, APRN
Vice President

Laurie has worked with members across the country, assisting in the development of quality and initiative programs for clinical integration, hospital efficiency improvement programs, service line strategies, co-management arrangements, and other care variation reduction strategies. More.


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