Cost containment in emergency departments
- Disease management offers big payoff. // Physician Executive;Mar97, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p3
Highlights the Humana and Cardiac Solutions's study which concluded that disease management has the potential for producing dramatic results. Success of a congestive heart failure program in Chicago, Illinois; Drop in inpatients and emergency room utilization; Impact of intense patient and...
- Activity-based costing systems for hospital management. Lawson, Raef A. // CMA Magazine;Jun94, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p31
Focuses on the use of activity-based costing (ABC) systems in helping resolve the issue of hospital administrators' ensuring of the financial viability of their organizations. Cost accounting systems in hospitals; Need for utilization of ABC by hospitals; Implementation of ABC by hospitals; ABC...
- Do lap costs cut too deep? Take another look. Shimkus, Jaime // Materials Management in Health Care;Apr98, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p30
Focuses on the procedure cost analysis associated with laparoscopy offered by hospitals in the United States. Importance of a cost-accounting approach to managed care; Challenges of gathering supply costs; Measurement of benefits that accrue from earlier discharge and better clinical outcomes.
- A CFO's Guide: Identifying Inpatient Coding Opportunities. Cleverley, William O.; Cleverley, James O. // Strategic Financial Planning;Winter2011, p1
The article discusses the data-driven approach to identify inpatient coding opportunities and threats for hospitals to maintain their margins despite facing expected drops in Medicare payments in the U.S. It claims that improvements in charge capture and coding will help hospitals deal with...
- Indiana Finance Authority Selling $225M for Sisters of St. Francis. Devitt, Caitlin // Bond Buyer;10/21/2009, Vol. 370 Issue 33203, p4
The article reports that the Indiana Finance Authority is expectd to sell 225 million dollars of new-money revenue bonds on behalf of Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. It notes that the proceeds of the bond sale will reimburse the system for capital costs spent...
- Letter from Westminster. Warden, John // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/25/89, Vol. 298 Issue 6676, p777
Focuses on the management costs of the National Health Services (NHS). Effects of benchmarking to NHS; Discussion on the problems encountered by the general practitioners; Introduction of self governing in hospitals.
- Hospitals Transitioning from Tactical to Strategic Cost Management: HFMA Study. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Mar2010, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p11
The article discusses the Financial Purse Survey by the Healthcare Financial Management Association which found that hospitals transition from tactical to strategic cost management. It indicates that hospital focused on cost-control efforts in the areas of supplies and labor. It adds that labor...
- News update. // Materials Management in Health Care;Feb98, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p10
Reports that the Efficient Healthcare Consumer Response project is pilot testing activity-based cost management. Preparation of a how-to-guide for hospitals and others in the supply chain.
- IN THE CROSSHAIRS. Eramo, Lisa A. // For the Record (Great Valley Publishing Company, Inc.);8/15/2011, Vol. 23 Issue 15, p10
The article offers the insights of various people on the success of contractors' payment recovery by Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program. Karen Bowden of Craneware InSight, says that RACs success at recouping is attributed to their ability to review documention. Kathy DeVault of AHIMA,...