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    Joint at the Hip (and Knee): Reminders for CJR Hospitals in 2021

Joint at the Hip (and Knee): Reminders for CJR Hospitals in2021

CJR hospitals that have worked with Premier’s Bundled Payment Collaborative​ have experienced significant success by following four key strategies.

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    White Paper: Four Essential Strategies to Capitalize on Annual Wellness Visits

White Paper: Four Essential Strategies to Capitalize on Annual WellnessVisits

Medical groups’ utilization of the Annual Wellness Visit is typically low, despite the high revenue opportunity. Here's how to close the gap.

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    Maternal Deaths Are Falling, but Severe Complications are Taking Their Place

Maternal Deaths Are Falling, but Severe Complications are Taking TheirPlace

The Hill explores how Black women are disproportionately affected by severe maternal morbidity through the lens of Premier's latest data.

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    Panel: Fee-for-Service to Value: 10 Years of Transforming Healthcare

Panel: Fee-for-Service to Value: 10 Years of TransformingHealthcare

Providers share barriers they’ve overcome transitioning to alternative payment models and actions Congress can take to ensure the success of value-based payment initiatives.

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    Strategies for Success in CMMI’s Most Innovative Models

Strategies for Success in CMMI’s Most InnovativeModels

Risk-bearing models enable providers to deliver innovative care, but the risk of failure is real. Check out four essential capabilities for participants to advance.

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    Payer Expansion of Telehealth Initiatives

Payer Expansion of TelehealthInitiatives

Premier's Ricky Garcia explains how the pandemic single-handedly reignited the healthcare industry’s interest in telehealth.

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    Premier Data Analysis: Maternal & Infant Health Trends, 2008-2019

Premier Data Analysis: Maternal & Infant Health Trends,2008-2019

Premier found that U.S. hospitals showed a 17 percent decrease in delivery-related maternal deaths, while severe maternal morbidity has increased significantly.

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    Pandemic Prompts a Rethinking of Long-Term Care Models

Pandemic Prompts a Rethinking of Long-Term CareModels

Andy Edeburn discusses how COVID has prompted a rethinking of long-term care models.

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    Switch to Value-Based Model Saves California Hospital $7 Million

Switch to Value-Based Model Saves California Hospital $7Million

Henry Mayo Newhall hospital needed to overcome a fragmented culture among physicians in its shift to value-based care. So its leaders turned to Premier.

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    How to Bridge Your CHNA and Value-Based Care Strategy

How to Bridge Your CHNA and Value-Based CareStrategy

Four ways health systems can align their Community Health Needs Assessment feedback with their value-based transformations.

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    Governing and Transforming Outpatient Services Post-COVID-19

Governing and Transforming Outpatient ServicesPost-COVID-19

Premier's experts weigh in on new care delivery expectations, and how governing boards can fulfill their fiduciary duties, post-pandemic.

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    How Leading Health Systems Are Bringing Employees Quality Care

How Leading Health Systems Are Bringing Employees QualityCare

A TPA that is attuned to a health system’s ecosystem can create a flexible approach that empowers unprecedented collaboration and optimized results.

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    The Pandemic One Year in: Providers Struggle with Loss of Revenue

The Pandemic One Year in: Providers Struggle with Loss ofRevenue

Roger Weems weighs in on how healthcare usage has changed amidst the pandemic.

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    Susan DeVore: A Legacy of Innovation

Susan DeVore: A Legacy ofInnovation

DeVore participated in a Q&A with The Journal of Healthcare Contracting, reflecting on her successful tenure at Premier as well as how the company is...

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    Why Benchmarking Analytics Will Never Go Out of Style

Why Benchmarking Analytics Will Never Go Out ofStyle

More providers today are prioritizing access to quality benchmarking analytics. And while benchmarking is necessary, it’s not sufficient on its own.

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    How University of Louisville Physicians Grew Visits by 10% and Saved Millions

How University of Louisville Physicians Grew Visits by 10% and SavedMillions

Premier’s approach helped ULP align strategy, clinical efficiency and growth into a robust program that set them apart in healthcare delivery for their region.

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    The Digital Divide Becomes a New Social Determinant of Health

The Digital Divide Becomes a New Social Determinant ofHealth

Premier's Gerry Meklaus weighs in on the impact digital access may have to those in areas with less connectivity.

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    Increasing Patient Access and Decreasing Lag Times in Physician Practices

Increasing Patient Access and Decreasing Lag Times in PhysicianPractices

How has COVID-19 and the uptake of virtual care affected patient access and retention in ambulatory care? We turned to the data.

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    White Paper: How COVID-19 Has Impacted Patient Access in Physician Practices

White Paper: How COVID-19 Has Impacted Patient Access in PhysicianPractices

Learn five strategies to increase patient access and decrease lag times based on an analysis of patient appointments in 2019 and 2020.

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    MSSP 2020 Expenditure and Utilization Reports and Calculators May Be Misleading

MSSP 2020 Expenditure and Utilization Reports and Calculators May BeMisleading

CMS’ use of completion factors during COVID-19 could create complications.

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    Bundled Payment Strategies that Pay Off Big

Bundled Payment Strategies that Pay OffBig

Premier members that participate in the portfolio model with five or more clinical episodes earn 69 percent more savings per episode. Here's how.

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    Carolina Business Review: Susan DeVore, CEO, Premier Inc.

Carolina Business Review: Susan DeVore, CEO, PremierInc.

Premier CEO, Susan DeVore discusses impacts COVID-19 has had on the healthcare industry and its supply chain.

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    How to Calculate the Elusive ROI for Care Management

How to Calculate the Elusive ROI for CareManagement

Traditional budgetary approaches and evaluations based on revenue don't capture the true contribution of care management, write Premier's Donna Cella and Beth Anctil.

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    Premier Inc. President Michael J. Alkire to Succeed Susan DeVore as Chief Executive Officer

Premier Inc. President Michael J. Alkire to Succeed Susan DeVore as Chief ExecutiveOfficer

Michael J. Alkire, president of Premier, will succeed DeVore and serve as president, CEO and a member of the Board.

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    Michelle Allen of Premier: 5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Healthcare System

Michelle Allen of Premier: 5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US HealthcareSystem

Premier's Michelle Allen sits down with Authority Magazine to discuss the five things we must do to improve healthcare.

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    Healthcare In 2021: Five Trends To Watch

Healthcare In 2021: Five Trends ToWatch

Premier's Susan DeVore outlines five key trends for the healthcare industry as we head into 2021.

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    Healthcare Forecast 2021: 10 Trends Board Members and Senior Leaders Must Know

Healthcare Forecast 2021: 10 Trends Board Members and Senior Leaders MustKnow

This list of top trends and their implications for governance will help guide discussions on priorities, policies and strategies for the year ahead, writes Premier's...

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    Three Trends Driving the Adoption of Telehealth

Three Trends Driving the Adoption ofTelehealth

Long described as a gamechanger in the delivery of care, telehealth adoption remained underutilized in most markets. Until 2020.

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    White Paper: How Telehealth is Shaping Strategy and Clinical Model Design

White Paper: How Telehealth is Shaping Strategy and Clinical ModelDesign

Every provider should be actively designing a telehealth strategy or refreshing their existing one. Learn how to capture the telehealth opportunity and create a strategic...

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    Premier CEO Discusses the Changes Needed to Improve Vaccine Distribution

Premier CEO Discusses the Changes Needed to Improve VaccineDistribution

Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier, spoke to Bloomberg Radio about strategies to improve vaccine distribution.

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    How a True Centers of Excellence is Boosting Patient Experience and Quality

How a True Centers of Excellence is Boosting Patient Experience andQuality

Employers, health systems, clinicians and patients participating in a true COE are enjoying better outcomes and experience amid lower variance and costs.

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    How Two Health Systems are Carrying COVID-19 Innovations Into the New Year

How Two Health Systems are Carrying COVID-19 Innovations Into the NewYear

Atrium Health and Henry Ford Health System have leveraged their existing population health capabilities and technology infrastructure to meet critical care delivery needs during COVID-19.

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    White Paper: The Financial and Value-Based Strategies Driving Providers’ COVID-19 Recoveries

White Paper: The Financial and Value-Based Strategies Driving Providers’ COVID-19Recoveries

Premier's surveyed CFOs on their financial recovery strategies, challenges and opportunities related to margin growth, and how COVID-19 has accelerated their movement to value.

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    Hospitals Deluged as Vaccine Still Months Away for Most in U.S.

Hospitals Deluged as Vaccine Still Months Away for Most inU.S.

Premier’s clients have watched attrition spike, on average seeing turnover of 30% among clinical staff during the last few months says Premier's Andy Brailo.

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    Major U.S. Companies are Lobbying in a Scrum for Early Vaccine

Major U.S. Companies are Lobbying in a Scrum for EarlyVaccine

Contigo's Jonathan Slotkin says companies are displaying a voracious appetite for vaccines for their workforces.

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    The ABCs of ACOs

The ABCs ofACOs

Premier’s experts offer a valuable guide to starting and running a successful ACO, from legal considerations to post-acute care and shadow bundles.

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    Risk Factors Associated With In-Hospital Mortality in a US National Sample of Patients With COVID-19

Risk Factors Associated With In-Hospital Mortality in a US National Sample of Patients WithCOVID-19

Using the Premier Healthcare Database, this study looked at patients with COVID-19 in US acute care hospitals and high ICU admission and in-hospital mortality rates.

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    10 Ways Premier Members Led Innovation Amid the Pandemic

10 Ways Premier Members Led Innovation Amid thePandemic

At Premier, our members have partnered with us to find truly innovative solutions to the biggest problems facing healthcare and our nation during the pandemic.

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    St. Luke’s University Health Network Wins 2020 Premier Alliance Excellence Award

St. Luke’s University Health Network Wins 2020 Premier Alliance ExcellenceAward

Premier Inc. has named St. Luke’s University Health Network the winner of the 2020 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award.

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    Evaluation of a Clinical Platform to Promote Chronic Disease Management

Evaluation of a Clinical Platform to Promote Chronic DiseaseManagement

This study used a performance platform to enhance clinicians' management of patients with diabetes and osteoporosis.

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    Modern Healthcare Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Modern Healthcare Top 100 Most Influential People inHealthcare

Premier's CEO, Susan DeVore ranks 6th on Modern Healthcare Top 100 list.

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    The Value-Based Care Crossroads: Have ACOs Reached a Tipping Point?

The Value-Based Care Crossroads: Have ACOs Reached a TippingPoint?

Premier's ​Seth Edwards shares common ACO success attributes among those on the leading edge.

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    Unlocking the Strategic and Financial Value of Your CIN

Unlocking the Strategic and Financial Value of YourCIN

As more providers look toward value-based models amid COVID-19, their clinically integrated networks hold new promise.

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    CDC: Thousands of COVID-19 Patients Returned to Hospitals Within Two Months of Initial Release

CDC: Thousands of COVID-19 Patients Returned to Hospitals Within Two Months of InitialRelease

A CDC report leveraging Premier's Health Database, says thousands of COVID-19 patients returned to the hospital within two months of being released.

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    Strategic Benefits of ACOs: Assessing Essential Elements that Determine True Value

Strategic Benefits of ACOs: Assessing Essential Elements that Determine TrueValue

With two-sided risk looming, Premier's experts delve into the manifold benefits of participating in ACOs.

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    Five Steps to Improve Margin via Value-Based Care

Five Steps to Improve Margin via Value-BasedCare

Inside the financial model that Premier’s experts use to help providers transition from volume to value and grow margin.

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    Premier Inc. Honors Call to Freedom with National Award and $100,000 for Community Initiative

Premier Inc. Honors Call to Freedom with National Award and $100,000 for CommunityInitiative

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Call to Freedom, a nonprofit organization focused on navigating a healthy path for victims of human trafficking, has received the 28th...

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    Premier Inc. Contracts with HHS on Data-Driven Initiative to Improve U.S. Maternal Health

Premier Inc. Contracts with HHS on Data-Driven Initiative to Improve U.S. MaternalHealth

Partnership leverages Premier’s dataset and proven methodology to scale advancements in care, driving stronger maternal and infant health outcomes in hospitals across the nation

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    Data Analysis: How CMS’s Proposed Reimbursement Changes Could Affect Medical Groups

Data Analysis: How CMS’s Proposed Reimbursement Changes Could Affect MedicalGroups

CMS’s proposal would recast providers’ productivity measures. Medical groups should understand the full impact to their compensation plans.

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    The New Rules of Margin Improvement

The New Rules of MarginImprovement

Building and sustaining margin improvement requires a technology-enabled and clinically focused approach across the entire organization.

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    BPCI Advanced Model Year 4: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

BPCI Advanced Model Year 4: Should I Stay or Should IGo?

Think that now is the time to exit BPCI Advanced? Not so fast. The programmatic changes may be less dramatic than they seem on the...

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    COVID-19 Meets Flu Season: Guidance for Medical Practices

COVID-19 Meets Flu Season: Guidance for MedicalPractices

Medical practices need to take the lessons learned from the first surge and create a plan to coexist with COVID-19 and flu season.

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    Premier Inc. Earns First Place in AHRQ Predictive Analytics Challenge

Premier Inc. Earns First Place in AHRQ Predictive AnalyticsChallenge

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has selected Premier as a first-place winner in the Bringing Predictive Analytics to Healthcare Challenge​.

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    Integrated Specialty Care Network Webinar: Specialist-Hospital Strategies to Return to Financial Stability

Integrated Specialty Care Network Webinar: Specialist-Hospital Strategies to Return to FinancialStability

Join us for this on-demand webinar for the Integrated Specialty Care Network. This network is designed to help organizations re-engineer cross specialty care practices, leveraging...

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    Integrated Specialty Care Network Webinar: A Deep Dive Into Implementing Premier’s Integrated Specialty Care Model

Integrated Specialty Care Network Webinar: A Deep Dive Into Implementing Premier’s Integrated Specialty CareModel

Join a panel of Premier experts for the second webinar in our series for the Integrated Specialty Care Network. This on-demand webinar describes many of...

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    Premier CEO Susan DeVore Gives Insider's Take on Healthcare Supply Chain

Premier CEO Susan DeVore Gives Insider’s Take on Healthcare SupplyChain

The Charlotte Business Journal talks with Susan DeVore about how the company continues to tackle challenges, and how Premier is positioning itself for the future.

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    How Experience in Alternative Payment Models Put Providers a Step Ahead in Pandemic Response

How Experience in Alternative Payment Models Put Providers a Step Ahead in PandemicResponse

Participants in APMs heavily relied on their population health capabilities to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and keep people staying at home healthy. Here's how.

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    How to Pandemic-Proof Our Health Care Payment System

How to Pandemic-Proof Our Health Care PaymentSystem

Premier's Aisha Pittman and Seth Edwards examine how to accelerate the movement to value-based models post-pandemic.

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    On Demand Webinar: Revenue Balancing: A Path to Financial Resiliency

On Demand Webinar: Revenue Balancing: A Path to FinancialResiliency

As health systems work to return to financial health post COVID-19, now is the time to establish margin surveillance across the continuum to inform revenue...

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    Virtual Visits Hit Record Usage, Increasing 149X During First Wave

Virtual Visits Hit Record Usage, Increasing 149X During FirstWave

Ambulatory providers using virtual health technologies grew from 2% in March to 70% by the end of April.

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    Premier’s Blair Childs on the Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services

Premier’s Blair Childs on the Executive Order to Expand TelehealthServices

Premier's Blair Childs shares his perspective on the Aug. 3 executive order to further expand telehealth services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Five Reasons Health Systems are Prioritizing Integration with Specialists

Five Reasons Health Systems are Prioritizing Integration withSpecialists

Health systems and specialists can reengineer care and improve financial sustainability through a team-based, coordinated and aligned model.

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