Living on Medicare Rates: A Senior Leader Margin Improvement Planning Program

Implement plans to successfully manage reimbursement declines.

Accountable care organizations, reimbursement decreases, physician-practice integration and transparency have all elevated the need for aggressive margin improvement. Benchmarking and silo-oriented, department productivity systems will need to make way for fresh approaches in order to achieve greater cost improvements. During this eye-opening seminar, you will benefit from the research on over $400 million in bottom-line savings found among more than 65 healthcare organizations.

  • Discuss current application and future limitations of contemporary methods to respond to Medicare reimbursement decreases.
  • Examine nine high-leverage margin improvement focus areas and 33 specific projects found among top-performing healthcare organizations.
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You'll also learn:

  • Identify the characteristics of accountability change models gathered in interviews and site visits to top performing organizations.
  • Review physician engagement tactics with your colleagues.
  • Design a proactive, take-home readiness assessment and action plan to replicate the approaches, new skills and structures of top performers.

Presented by: Chip Caldwell Jr., FACHE and Kurt M. Stuenkel, FACHE

Seminar leaders Chip Caldwell, FACHE, chairman, Caldwell Butler & Associates LLC, and Kurt M. Stuenkel, FACHE, president and CEO of Floyd Medical Center, will reveal findings from site visits, structured interviews and the comprehensive analysis of over 50,000 cost-reduction projects.

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Who Should Attend
CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other senior-level executives in hospital medical centers, multi-hospital systems and managed care/HMO/PPO providers.
Continuing Education Credit

ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits assigned to this seminar are commensurate to the length of the seminar in hours.

In addition to the ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits assigned to this seminar, ACHE is accredited by other organizations to provide continuing education credit.

  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
  • National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB): A $135 fee will be applied and sponsor must notify the On-Location coordinator of request prior to Letter of Agreements being signed.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME): A lengthy application process is required involving an extensive needs assessment to be undertaken by the sponsoring organization. In addition, all promotional communication must be approved for ACCME accreditation by ACHE. Sponsor must notify the On-Location coordinator of request prior to Letter of Agreements being signed.