Citations with the tag: MEDICAL care -- Contracting out
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- Is medicare risk contracting right for your organization?
Inzina, Thomas // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Feb97, Vol. 51 Issue 2, HFMA Applied p3
Presents `Is Medicare Risk Contracting Right for Your Organization?', a session of Healthcare Financial Management Administration. Overview of the session; Best way on how to get your money worth out of a seminar. INSET: HFMA professional development..
- Firms see pressure, not profits.
Scott, Lisa // Modern Healthcare; 1/31/94, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p38
Reports on the impact of healthcare reform on contract management industry. Decline in sales and profits; Reconsideration of outsourcing agreements by hospital executives; Shift of financial risk to management firms; Trends in different sectors; Financial results in ten firms.
- Outsourcing provides option to field your team of MCO pros.
Ackerman, James // Health Management Technology; Aug96, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p17
Discusses the advantages of outsourcing in managed-care organizations. Costs of building managed-care information systems; Reasons for outsourcing; Functions to outsource and keep in-house; Choosing an outsource vendor. INSETS: Seven reasons why you should outsource.;'Untitled'..
- CIOs use outsourcing to revamp systems.
Morrissey, John // Modern Healthcare; 7/24/95, Vol. 25 Issue 30, p60
Focuses on health care chief information officers' outsourcing strategies for updating company computer systems. Conversion of the basic purpose of computer systems to clinical and wellness goals; Separation of strategic capabilities from routine transaction processing; Importance of money...
- Outsourcing's role varies per network.
Morrissey, John // Modern Healthcare; 7/24/95, Vol. 25 Issue 30, p65
Discusses the effect on the roles of information professionals of outsourcing tasks for information systems of health care networks. Political and human-resources challenges; Consolidation of employees as a result of outsourcing; Health networks' moral obligation to their information systems...
- Study identifies key outsourcing best practices.
Morrissey, John // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Jun98, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p21
Reveals the outsourcing practices of the healthcare industry in the United States based on a study conducted by VHA Inc. Growth forecast; Decision to outsource; Identification and selection of providers and vendors; Managing relationship and success measurement.
- Clinical contracting moves into managed care.
Taylor, Kathryn S. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 12/20/93, Vol. 67 Issue 24, p32
Reports on clinical contracting in the United States. Clinical contracting's move into managed care; Advantages of clinical contracting; Effects of capitation on clinical contracting; Critics' fear of capitated payment; Managed care and President Bill Clinton's health care reform plan.
- NO, YOU DO IT!
Solovy, Alden // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 10/20/96, Vol. 70 Issue 20, p40
Discusses the contracting or outsourcing of medical and other services by hospitals to other companies. Advantages of contracting out; Areas that hospitals need to contract the services of other companies; Growth opportunities for outsourcing firms. INSETS: Inside outsourcing (Todd...
- Adventures in outsourcing.
Sandrick, Karen M. // Health Facilities Management; Jul96, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p22
Focuses on the outsourcing and subcontracting of the services in the medical care industry in the United States. Overall facilities management budget; Extent of outsourcing.
- Outsourcing moves into new territory.
Hensley, Scott // Modern Healthcare; 01/13/97, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p39
Reports that a growing number of hospitals in the United States are cutting costs by hiring outsiders for a wide array of tasks. Comments from Daniel Neufelder, executive vice president of Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana; Packaging of traditional outsourced services; What services are...
- Whitney to stick with Lake Whitney EMS.
Hensley, Scott // Lakelander (Whitney, TX); 9/9/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 36, p1
The article reports on the decision of Whitney City Council of Texas to stay with present partner on emergency medical transportation service Lake Whitney EMS, while other unincorporated areas will soon be served by CareFlight Ground.
- Outsourcing: Asking the right questions.
Surpin, Jo; Weideman, Geri // Health Systems Review; Jul/Aug96, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p16
Discusses the pitfalls of outsourcing for health care organizations. First principles; Outsourcing requirements; Contract management; Hazards.
- Exclusive provider organizations split the difference.
Ueeck, Ed // HR Magazine; Dec1996, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p103
Considers the Exclusive Provider Organizations (EPO) in United States as a valid option for self-funded companies that want to offer employees more choices but still maintain their own control over health care costs and utilization. Advantages of companies which forms or contracts their own...
- The taxman cometh.
Perry, Phillip M. // Materials Management in Health Care; May96, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p36
Provides guidelines for health facilities on how to avoid Internal Revenue Service's outsourcing penalties. Control over the activity of workers; Employee training; Importance of the worker's services to the continuation of a business; Periodic payment; Continuing relationship; Ownership of...
- FREEDOM TO PAY OR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE? PRIVATE CONTRACTING AND MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES.
Moon, Marilyn // Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine; Winter2000, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p21
Examines the issue from the perspective of beneficiaries and the Medicare program as a whole. History of the Medicare program and of broader changes taking place in the delivery of care; Versions of private contracting legislation; Relevant policy issues concerning private contracting; Balance...
- When is a group practice ready for Medicare risk contracting?
Gerrity, Gloria // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); May98, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p63
Focuses on the factors that group practices should consider in Medicare risk contracting in the United States. Preference of senior citizen in choosing the right Medicare; Key success factor in managing Medicare risk contracts; Effects of aging; Factors that group practices should ensure in...
- N.M. HMOs win contracts.
Shinkman, Ron // Modern Healthcare; 04/07/97, Vol. 27 Issue 14, p28
Reports that the state of New Mexico awarded Medicaid manage-care contracts to three Albuquerque-based plans. Details on the three plans; Value of the contracts; Comments from Julie M. Britti, communications director for the New Mexico human service department; Exemptions of the contract;...
- Technology Links Providers to Outsourced Billing Firms.
Reed, Gene // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Mar2000, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p73
Discusses outsourcing strategies for a health care provider's billing firms. Two factors for its success; Technologies that can be used to monitor and control outsourced accounts; Disadvantage of paper-based strategy; Cost savings of the electronic approach; Benefits of employing Internet...
- Marginal analysis in practice: an alternative to needs assessment for contracting health care.
Cohen, David // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 9/24/94, Vol. 309 Issue 6957, p781
Determines the priorities in health care services by marginal analysis. Examination on the effects of altering the existing balance of expenditure between health care programs; Principles of marginal analysis; Practice of marginal analysis; Identification of areas for investment and...
- "Making Outsourcing Marriages Work"
Dobie, Kathryn; Glascoff, David W. // Marketing Health Services; Summer98, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p51
An abstract is given for the article "Making Outsourcing Marriages Work," by Scott Hensley, published in the 1998 volume of "Modern Healthcare."
- Appropriate care at the end of life.
Dobie, Kathryn; Glascoff, David W. // AHA News; 5/1/95, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p5
Reports on a three-year grant awarded by the Colorado Trust in Denver to Colorado Collective for Medical Decisions Inc. Development of community guidelines for intensive care of dying patients; Project objectives; Contact information.
- `Outsourcing' gives hospitals technology without the costs.
Sanders, Bob // New Hampshire Business Review; 3/29/96, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p7A
Focuses on the outsourcing of medical equipment. Magnetic resonance imaging equipment; Arrangements in transporting surgical equipment; Mobile nuclear medicine laboratory; Contracts of NH Imaging Services with nine of New Hampshire's largest hospitals to supply the MRI machine; Management of...
- E-Sourcing Comes of Age: Health Care Providers Discover Application Service Providers.
Baldwin, Fred // Bond Buyer; Jun2000 Supplement Health Care, Vol. 332 Issue 30904, p18a
Focuses on the trend among United States healthcare industry players of outsourcing their information technology functions. Advantages of healthcare companies from outsourcing their information technology functions; Factors to consider when planning to outsource information technology...
- Niches LI hospitals can bank on.
Goldberg, Carol // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009); 9/23/96, Vol. 43 Issue 39, p1
Focuses on outsourcing of medical services in hospitals in Long Island, New York. Quality of care provided by medical outsourcing; Economic benefits from outsourcing; Medical systems engaged in outsourcing.
- The ins and outs of outsourcing.
Lanser, Ellen G. // Healthcare Executive; Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p58
Offers pointers on outsourcing health care services. Definition of objectives; Evaluation of outsourcing strategies; Formation of a task force to select vendors; Contract negotiations; Treatment of outsourcing firms as partners; Management of outsourcing relationships.
- The view from a single facility.
Gibson, Douglas; Jergenson, Dann // Health Facilities Management; Nov95, Vol. 8 Issue 11, p35
Focuses on the benefits gained by Overlake Hospital Medical Center of Bellevue, Washington, from outsourcing the asset management of all their imaging equipment. Reduced overall costs and number of invoices and transactions; Hospital and provider's sharing of risk; Unbiased advice and...
- Take this job and...this job...and that job.
Jaklevic, Mary Chris // Modern Healthcare; 07/07/97, Vol. 27 Issue 27, p36
Reports that in an effort to offload risk and build market share, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have delegated responsibilities to contracting physician organizations. Details on responsibilities delegated; Nonexclusive contracts signed by the FPA Medical Management; Reference to the...
- Think you're an `independent' contractor? The IRS may disagree.
Rose, Joan R. // Medical Economics; 11/27/95, Vol. 72 Issue 22, p16
Focuses on the technical advice memoranda to physicians contracting out their services to a tax-exempt hospital issued by the US Internal Revenue Service. Scope of the memorandum; Frequency of service provision; Requirement for a medical doctor.
- BY THE NUMBERS.
Rose, Joan R. // Modern Healthcare; 12/19/2005 Supplement, Vol. 35, p48
Several charts are presented that detail the total number of healthcare clients in several outsourcing firms in the U.S. in 2003-2004 including GE Healthcare, Healthcare Services Group, Summit Services Group, HHA Services and Horizon Health Corp.
- Percentage Compensation Arrangements: Suspect, but not Illegal.
Fedor, Frank P. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Jan2001, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p48
Presents information on percentage compensation arrangements in the United States (U.S.) healthcare industry, which may cause false claims to be made to Federal healthcare programs in violation of the antikickback statute and the False Claims Act. Concerns of the U.S. Office of Inspector General...
- A Longitudinal Perspective On Health Plan-Provider Risk Contracting.
Hurley, Robert; Grossman, Joy; Lake, Timothy; Casalino, Lawrence // Health Affairs; Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p144
Examines the use of Community Tracking Study data to assess the changes in risk transfer arrangements in the U.S. Decline in reliance on risk contracting evidence; Patterns of retrenchment in risk contracting; Viability of the modified risk-transfer agreements.
- Firm screening GP referrals remotely.
Quinn, Ian // Pulse; 2/2/2011, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p2
The article reports on the outsourcing schemes that place tougher remote referral management for general practitioners (GPs) in Great Britain.
- Outsourcing firms ride changing tides.
Moore Jr., J. Duncan // Modern Healthcare; 9/02/96, Vol. 26 Issue 36, p61
Presents the results of `Modern Healthcare' magazine's 18th annual Contract Management Survey. Improved performance of contract management companies as more hospitals look to outsourcing options to reduce operating costs; Growth of contract management companies through mergers or acquisitions...
- Congress, lobbying groups split on private contracting.
Gatty, Bob // Urology Times; Dec97, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p4
Reports on the debate in Congress over the private contracting rights of physicians, contained in the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997. Terms of the provision; Implications for urologists; Effect of physicians' ability to contract with Medicare beneficiaries for services not covered by...
- Clinical judgment.
Ward, Seamus // Public Finance; 6/14/2002, p18
Examines the role of the Private Finance Initiative in Great Britain in the provision of clinical services and equipment. Opposition of unions and some politicians to the privatization of the health service; Background on private finance schemes on medical equipment.
- Purchasing clinically effective care.
Hayward, John // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 10/1/94, Vol. 309 Issue 6958, p823
Evaluates the use of contracting to change clinical practice in Great Britain. Necessity for fundholding practitioners and health authorities to take clinical effectiveness; Investment on interventions known to be effective; Collaboration between primary and secondary care doctors on clinical...
- Could outsourcing be all wet?
Hayward, John // Materials Management in Health Care; Nov97, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p70
Reports on findings from `Hospitals and Health Networks' periodical's 1997 contract management survey of the outsourcing of materials and central service in the medical care industry in the United States. Percentage of outsourcing for materials management and central service; Decline in the...
- US debates treatment of marginally viable babies.
Charatan, Fred // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 02/13/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7181, p418
Focuses on the debate in the United States (US) about the treatment of very low birthweight babies. Statistics on low birthweight babies born each year in the US; Details on the guidelines drafted by the Colorado Collective for Medical Decisions, a bioethics organization, regarding treatment of...
- The learning tree: Panel mulls new contract definitions.
Thompson, James G.; O'Connor, J. Michael // Materials Management in Health Care; Jun95, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p28
Presents the portion of James G. Thompson, business director for risk sharing programs for Johnson & Johnson Inc., at a videoconference sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Materials Management. Control in capitated agreements; Risk-shifting versus risk-sharing; Productivity of new...
- Innovation seen key to cutting costs.
Costello, Mary Ann // AHA News; 08/21/2000, Vol. 36 Issue 33, p4
Points that innovation in outsourcing can cut product and labor costs. Implication of the 1997 Balanced Management Act to managed care industry in the United States; Case of a hospital which changed the antibiotic used and its administration; Action taken by a hospital system in Poughkeepsie,...
- The Perceived Impact of Privatization on Local Health Departments.
Keane, Christopher; Marx, John; Ricci, Edmund; Barron, Gerald // American Journal of Public Health; Jul2002, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p1178
Objectives. This article presents nationally representative data on the effects of privatization on local health departments (LHDs). Methods. A stratified representative national sample of 380 LHDs was drawn from a national list of 2488 departments. Telephone interviews were conducted with 347...
- $queezing blood from a turnip.
Turpin, Joanna R. // Engineered Systems; Jun2000, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p46
Examines the impact of reduced Medicare and Medicaid funding on hospitals around the United States. Factors contributing to the financial problems of hospitals in the country; Sectors already being outsourced by hospitals in order to cut costs; Outsourcing opportunities available; Opportunities...
- Focus on the specifics of your disease management program.
Moretz, Sandy // Managed Healthcare Executive; Jun2001, Vol. 11 Issue 6
Asserts that small- and medium-size health plans should consider outsourcing and pooling their resources with other companies to improve their disease management programs in the United States. Major mistakes in the programs; Guidelines to determine which disease management programs to...
- SECTION 4507 AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIVATE CONTRACTS.
Greeson, Thomas W. // Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine; Winter2000, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p35
Discusses some of the inherent flaws created by Section 4507 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 in relation to Medicare in the United States. Overview of the law; Lack of a bar against private contracting; Nature of the inherent flaws; Potential harmful effects of the restriction on emergency...
- What can a contracting organization really do for you?
Terry, Ken; Finger, Anne L. // Medical Economics; 09/06/99, Vol. 76 Issue 17, p75
Part VI. Tackles the advantages and pitfalls of doing business through a contracting organization. Credential form of the American Medical Association which was installed in the computer of the Cardiology Associates; Difficulty of risk-taking organizations in ensuring that doctors get paid on...
- Out with the old...
Moon, Susanna // Modern Healthcare; 9/1/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 35, p28
Presents information on the 25th annual Outsourcing Survey, formerly known as the Contract Management Survey by the "Modern Healthcare" magazine which deals with the outsourcing of hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the U.S. Growth of healthcare clients in the outsourcing market...
- CONTRACTING for IMPLANTABLES.
Ferber, Stephen // Materials Management in Health Care; Nov2000, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p22
Presents tips in order for United States hospitals to reduce contracting out costs when purchasing implantable cardiovascular instruments. Reaching of physician consensus; Leveraging of materials management influence; Establishment of threshold pricing. INSET: Docs in the driver's seat at...
- Outsource company wants to do your dirty work.
Perry, Philip A. // Materials Management in Health Care; Dec2000, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p20
Reports on the role of outsource company Sterile Recoveries Inc. in promising to take over laparoscopy instrument processing and management for hospitals, with daily delivery and retrieval of custom carts, in the United States. Program known as Surgical Express for Laparoscopy by the company;...
- HEALTH SYSTEM MOVES TO INDEPENDENT PURCHASING.
Perry, Philip A. // Materials Management in Health Care; Mar2003, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p7
Reports that Saint Louis, Missouri-based Sisters of Mercy Health System is in the process of cutting ties to group purchasing organization in favor of independent contracting in the U.S. Expansion of network's self-contracting model; Establishment of a for-profit entity to handle group...
- Outsourcing of Healthcare Services in Rajasthan: An Exploratory Study.
Prakash, Gyan; Singh, Avantika // IIMB Management Review (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; Jun2007, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p157
The article discusses a study on outsourcing in the Directorate of Medical and Health Services, Government of Rajasthan (GOR) in India. It mentions the goals of the study, which are to understand the design, implementation and monitoring of contracts and the regulatory framework within which...