A Model of Efficiency

Weinstock, Matthew
August 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Aug2009, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p20
Trade Publication
The article discusses the Medicare payment-only initiative at Novant Health aimed at helping the hospital determine efficiencies and lower costs. Under the initiative, Novant assessed its finances with the assumption that all payments are Medicare payments. It outlines the attempts of U.S. hospitals to control costs and improve the quality of care. It describes the steps involved in the initiative of Novant. It outlines the steps taken by Novant hospitals to create high quality patient experience and reduce costs. INSETS: Mayo Finds a Silver Lining;You May Feel a Little Pain.


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