Tag: quality-improvement

How to Boost Hospital Revenue by Optimizing Hospitalist Case Mix Index Documentation

Financial chart on a touchscreen
August 24th, 2020

As hospital margins shrink, hospital leaders seek strategies to enhance revenue. Accurately capturing Case Mix Index (CMI) is a prime way to do just that. The key? Physician documentation. At each of our partner hospitalist programs, we see consistent improvement in CMI by focusing on physician documentation education and mentoring. In this post, we explain the importance of CMI documentation optimization and how to leverage it to help hospitals increase […]

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Posted in General, Hospital Partnership, Leadership

Healthcare Quality Improvement Is About Looking Back and Ahead

July 5th, 2012

There’s an old joke told by PhDs: A doctor and a researcher are walking along a river when a drowning person floats by. The doctor jumps in and heroically saves him. A few minutes later the same thing happens again. And again. After the third rescue, the doctor looks up to see the researcher running […]

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Posted in Quality Efficiency Utilization

The Supreme Court Decision: Who Pays?

June 28th, 2012

Ten days prior to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the LA Times published a story headlined with an decades-old question: “Who covers the uninsured?” Indeed, the question who pays has been central to the healthcare debate for decades. For those of us in Emergency Care, the Supreme Court answered that question […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare