Care Management Transformation

Clinical Redesign: Key to Shifting from Volume to Value

This is the first in a series of posts by Novia Strategies’ Vice President John Malone that will address the impact of various value-based programs and how hospitals and health systems should respond to stay competitive. This post summarizes the current landscape and sets the stage for future posts that outline specific strategies and tactics Read More >

Novia Strategies CEO Nancy Lakier Comments on Clinical Variation in the News

As hospitals and health systems face pressure to reduce costs while improving quality of care, clinical variation – the overuse, underuse, different use and waste of healthcare practices and services with varying outcomes – has become a hot topic. The reduction of clinical variation using care redesign strategies is seen by many industry analysts as Read More >

6 Strategies to Reduce Readmissions

In this two-part blog, Director Wanda Pell of Novia Strategies shares six strategies to reduce readmissions. Her first blog introduces the burning need to reduce readmissions. The need to manage readmissions continues to feature highly on C-Suite priorities. CFO’s are concerned with the loss of income, CEO’s with the public disclosure, and CNO’s with the Read More >

The Burning Need to Reduce Readmissions

In this two-part blog, Director Wanda Pell of Novia Strategies introduces the burning need to reduce readmissions. Her second blog shares 6 strategies to reduce readmissions. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). This program requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce payments to hospitals paid Read More >

Optimal Outcomes in Care Transitions – What Does It All Really Mean?

If this is the first article you are reading in the series Optimal Outcomes in Care Transitions, I appreciate your interest and would encourage you to go back and read through the first four articles in the series to get the details behind what is covered at a high level in this article. You can Read More >