Ambrose Co-CEO, Greg Slamowitz provides a comprehensive explanation of challenges in the health care system and the recent health care reform legislation. The presentation focuses on the topics that matter most to small business leaders: reasons for change, mandates for individual and employer coverage, tax implications and more.
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased the number of Americans with access to health insurance, U.S. employers and employees continue to struggle with rising health care costs and changing workforce demands. Recent Aon research shows that 20% of health care consumers cite high health care costs as the major reason they have either declined health care coverage, stopped taking medications, or avoided care altogether. If the U.S. health care system is to succeed, stakeholders across the health ecosystem must influence change in each market—employer, individual, and government (Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare).
While each part of the three-legged stool is important, this paper focuses on five strategies Aon believes will strengthen the employer-based system—a system that provides health care coverage to well over half of Americans (61%, or 177 million).
Payment reform has long been discussed in health care, as escalating costs have spurred calls for changes to the dominant fee-for-service model. Learn the capabilities that you can develop to not only help position your practice to respond to any of the payment reform models likely to occur in the future, but also make your practice more successful now.
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Jul 30, 2014
The 2nd annual Practice Profitability Index (PPI) was created to gauge the operational and financial health of private practices. Thanks to the insights provided by over 5,000 physicians, the report underscores challenges that make staying profitable a demanding task for today’s physician practices – and what they’re doing about it.
With so many provisions and rules involved in the Affordable Care Act, it’s easy to get confused about what takes effect when. This timeline covers from 2010 through 2018 in a clear, 1-page layout. It also indicates what provisions apply to all plans and those which apply only to non-grandfathered plans.
Are you prepared for health care reform? This 3-page checklist guides you through the general compliance requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help you prepare now for 2014 and beyond. The checklist is broken down into five categories: 1. Health Plan Action Items; 2. Employer Tax Changes; 3. Fees and Filings; 4. Shared Responsibility Employer Preparation; and 5. ACA Provisions beyond 2014.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Jun 27, 2014
Healthcare reform is transforming the US health insurance sector, creating a dynamic and competitive new market with compelling opportunities for growth. Does your IT organization have what it takes to capitalize on these opportunities? Here are 5 ways technology investment delivers the agility you need – and how.
Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which are putting enormous strains on their revenue cycle management (RCM). Automation is proven to improve RCM measures, and even small improvements can significantly impact the bottom line. This whitepaper details how providers can embrace automation to help drive financial performance.
Children’s Mercy is not only one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers, they have a strategy that improves organizational profitability in the face of constant change – all while delivering world-class care for their patients. Children’s Mercy accomplished what many have tried: integrating hospital and ambulatory revenue cycle activities with complete integration of all processes on a single IT platform.
Sharp is leading the way in the shift to shared risk. In this journey, they manage to the right financial metrics while still delivering appropriate care to their patient population. Watch the video to learn how GE Healthcare is helping Sharp make a difference.
The shift to value-based reimbursement (VBR) entails more financial risk for providers. Successful management of the transition to VBR can only be achieved when healthcare organizations are clinically and financially integrated to ensure tight care coordination and efficient resource utilization. That level of integration requires the aid of a robust IT infrastructure to support the enterprise. This whitepaper offers the opportunity to learn about new tools for healthcare providers to manage financial challenges associated with value-based reimbursement
This paper will explore some of the market dynamics driving the financial volatility in healthcare and will explore how advanced analytics, with the right IT backbone and organizational competencies, can help organizations successfully identify ways to manage revenue cycle profitability.
Health insurance marketing is highly regulated and nuanced with complexities. Success depends upon marketers' - and their agencies' - ability to exploit knowledge of the regulatory environment as well as specialized direct/digital practices. Category expertise is critical.
Is your HR department equipped to handle the Health Care Reform Changes? NuView is the only vendor that offers this level of flexibility and configurability designed to help you adapt to the healthcare reform changes.
Download to see the changes and timeline for important issues planned during each calendar year.
Watch our webinar to gain “4 Creative Cost Strategies Changing Healthcare for Good.” You’ll hear healthcare experts from AON, Activate Healthcare, and Paladina Health share key insights on how to reduce employee healthcare expenses by understanding:
• 4 strategies to curb employer and employee healthcare costs
• What employers really want in their employee benefit offerings
• What the future of healthcare looks like—and why it’s brighter than it seems
Did you know that a study shows that almost 39 percent of franchise businesses fail after four years? Or that defaults on loans in the early 2000s were higher for franchised businesses than for independents? Is your business at risk of becoming such a statistic? Staying on top of changes to tax laws and health care reform can be overwhelming. This whitepaper will empower you to mitigate risk and ensure your franchise’s profitability.
Did you know the Department of Labor assessed $82 million in penalties in 2013? Misclassified employees, lack of documentation, payroll errors and employment discrimination lawsuits add up to costly mistakes for healthcare organizations every day. If you’re using spreadsheets to track employee data and relying on disconnected information systems, your organization is at risk of becoming a statistic. This whitepaper will empower you to mitigate risk and ensure your organization can continue to serve its mission.
Published By: QlikView
Published Date: Jun 12, 2013
Today’s healthcare landscape is characterized by unrelenting change and constantly increasing complexity. It can be said that the reforms of the Accountable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 exacerbate this situation while at the same time attempting to ameliorate problems over the long term. Whatever the case, healthcare providers have their work cut out for them – and no other part of the organization will play a more critical role than healthcare operations.
Published By: QlikView
Published Date: Jun 12, 2013
Today’s changing healthcare landscape demands more from the finance department than ever before. No longer a sideshow in the healthcare delivery equation, finance now plays a starring role as hospitals and healthcare providers of all kinds face the
challenge of implementing the reforms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, and the amendments made by the Healthcare and Reconciliation Act of 2010 (together, known as the Affordable Care Act), have significant employment tax and information reporting implications. This survival guide will address the changes facing employers. You’ll find explanations of compliance issues, checklists of what your company should be doing, and a calendar of important effective dates.