Multi-disciplinary performance improvement team decreases clinical denials by 52%

The client This three-hospital system wanted to reduce denials and become a top performer in denial prevention and resolution by combining the expertise of clinical and non-clinical staff. The challenge To create a proactive denial management process that would result in decreased denials, our client needed to address their historical data capture challenges and decentralized Read More >

Impact of Value-Based Programs on Acute Care Hospitals

This post continues our series by Novia Strategies’ Vice President John Malone. The series focuses on the topic of how the shift to value is changing health care delivery, and how clinical redesign and reducing clinical variation are central to increasing value. You can find links to the other articles in the series at the Read More >

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 >

Taking cost out of supply chain: Make versus buy

Author Janice Davis, Senior Consultant with Novia Strategies, discusses the benefits of two options to reduce supply chain costs, self-distribution and fee management, in her new blog. As the healthcare industry transitions from volume to value-based care, controlling supply chain costs becomes increasingly important. Supply chain executives must continually seek to reduce cost while operating Read More >