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Financial Management

91X – CEO Panel on Successful and Unsuccessful Margin Improvement Approaches

In this CEO-only session, three CEOs will orchestrate a rich dialogue about what’s working and what’s not working in the quest to increase margin sustainability. One CEO will share difficulties of operating independently without regional or corporate support or resources. Two CEOs will share the complexities of operating within a large regional health system framework…

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85X – Driving Systemization and Regionalization of Healthcare Philanthropy

This seminar will explore all the key elements of considering, designing and implementing a systemization or regionalization strategy for philanthropy. The elements discussed are designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and bottom-line impact of philanthropy as a core revenue source. Faculty will share a comprehensive and holistic look at the moving parts, potential stumbling blocks…

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76 – Fundamentals of Healthcare Financial Management

This session will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago; includes a 15-minute break. This seminar will provide basic information on the economics driving the healthcare industry. Topics discussed will include federal laws and bills reforming the industry and resource allocation methodologies used to address the economy’s driving forces. Learning Objectives: Identify the economic pressures facing…

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74 – Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations: How to Get It, How to Keep It

This session will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago; includes a 15-minute break. A logical program to develop superior productivity requires four components: specific, simple and realistic labor productivity standards; effective monitoring protocols that everyone can easily understand and follow; accountability and authority explicitly drawn at each management level (i.e., governing rules); and a system…

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101 – Making the Business Case for Value: Integrating Quality and Finance

This session will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago; includes a 15-minute break. This seminar will provide a proven systematic approach for developing an effective business case for improving quality and safety in a value-based environment. Faculty will share a step-by-step approach to creating a sound business case. Real-world case study examples will be used…

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111A – How to Realize the Full Value Potential of Your Advanced Practice Providers

When fully leveraged, advanced practice providers directly contribute to an organization’s ability to achieve key strategic goals, including increased capacity for ambulatory and acute care, improved access to care, higher visit volumes and revenue, increased new patient visits, reduced costs, and better patient and provider experience. During this seminar, presenters from two large health systems…

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111B – How to Realize the Full Value Potential of Your Advanced Practice Providers

When fully leveraged, advanced practice providers directly contribute to an organization’s ability to achieve key strategic goals, including increased capacity for ambulatory and acute care, improved access to care, higher visit volumes and revenue, increased new patient visits, reduced costs, and better patient and provider experience. During this seminar, presenters from two large health systems…

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120X – More Than a Call Center: Creating a Family-Centric Experience to Increase Access and Revenue

The journey toward centralizing any business support function—whether it be for referral management, scheduling or financial clearance—is not for the faint of heart. Especially for organizations that have traditionally run a decentralized model with departments operating under their own rules, hearing the word “centralization” can be met with resistance and challenges from faculty and staff….

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122X – The Next Frontier: Evidence-Based Care Under Value-Based Contracts

Deviation from evidence-based healthcare may lead to care variations, redundant diagnostics, suboptimal care and unnecessary spending. Adopting systematic evidence-based care strategies is one method of standardizing care and optimizing quality and outcomes. This seminar, informed by deliberations of the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative‘s Committee on Evidence-Based Care, will introduce attendees to strategies implemented by evidence-based…

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125X – Rapid Budget Variance Response for the C-Suite: Improving the Productivity System From Excuses to Rapid Action

Almost every organization hosts monthly or by-pay-period productivity system report review sessions attended by middle managers and a performance improvement staffer. Yet, based on research of 140 health systems’ margin improvement efforts, dramatic observable behavioral differences exist between how those meetings are conducted in top-performing organizations versus lower performing organizations. While several elements seem to…

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