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    Ensuring Financial Sustainability Post-COVID-19

Ensuring Financial SustainabilityPost-COVID-19

As providers outline a roadmap for revenue recovery​, there are several factors adding an additional layer of complexity to their forecasting efforts.

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    Managing Medicaid Spending in the COVID-19 Era

Managing Medicaid Spending in the COVID-19Era

As states manage the COVID-19 crisis and think through reopening plans, a critical budgetary consideration will be increased health costs.

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    Download: A Medical Group Leader’s Guide to Navigating Post COVID-19

Download: A Medical Group Leader’s Guide to Navigating PostCOVID-19

Premier provides a guide and actional framework for navigating the current and post-COVID-19 effects on your ambulatory operation

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    On-Demand Webinar: Medical Group Leaders' Guide to Navigating Post COVID-19

On-Demand Webinar: Medical Group Leaders’ Guide to Navigating PostCOVID-19

To help you prepare, our experts will discuss the most pertinent operational, financial and clinical considerations for practices as they return to a “new normal,”...

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    Why Experts Still Believe in Haven’s Mission to Change Healthcare, Even Without Atul Gawande

Why Experts Still Believe in Haven’s Mission to Change Healthcare, Even Without AtulGawande

Innovative employers, partnered with the best providers, are most empowered to fix United States health care says Contigo's Jonathan Slotkin.

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    APM Providers More Likely to Manage Population Health During COVID-19

APM Providers More Likely to Manage Population Health DuringCOVID-19

More than 80% of APM participants use care management support to deal with COVID-19 patients compared to just half of providers that aren't in APMs.

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    Premier Inc. Survey: Clinically Integrated Networks in Alternative Payment Models Expanded Value-Based Care Capabilities to Manage COVID-19 Surge

Premier Inc. Survey: Clinically Integrated Networks in Alternative Payment Models Expanded Value-Based Care Capabilities to Manage COVID-19Surge

Participants in alternative payment models have drawn heavily on their population health capabilities to manage COVID-19.

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    Three Foundational Steps to Restart Elective Cases

Three Foundational Steps to Restart ElectiveCases

For providers, these three steps will help found a comprehensive strategy that restores operations without compromising trust and efficiency.

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    The Reopening Will Be Slower Than Expected

The Reopening Will Be Slower ThanExpected

There are certain actions that every employer will want to take to make sure their employees are safe, says Premier President Michael J. Alkire.

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    Four Post-Pandemic Realities for Medical Groups

Four Post-Pandemic Realities for MedicalGroups

Our learnings thus far tell us that industry leaders will need to think very differently about traditional practice operations moving forward.

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    Premier Says Thank You

Premier Says ThankYou

During this pandemic, Premier and our member hospitals are working hard to keep our neighbors and communities safe and healthy. And for that, we want...

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    From the Frontlines: 10 COVID-19 Learnings From New York

From the Frontlines: 10 COVID-19 Learnings From NewYork

Supply chain experts on the frontlines in New York state hospitals share their advice on what providers need to be doing today.

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    Four Ways to Help Prevent Physician, Staff Burnout During COVID-19

Four Ways to Help Prevent Physician, Staff Burnout DuringCOVID-19

With staff shortages likely to occur over the next few months, keeping staff healthy in mind and body should be of the upmost importance.

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    US Hospitals are Struggling to Respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic

US Hospitals are Struggling to Respond to the Covid-19Pandemic

Premier reported it had seen demand for surgical masks double from what they usually see.

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    Despite Overall Positive Reactions, Stakeholders Worry About Provider Burdens, Timelines of Interoperability Rules

Despite Overall Positive Reactions, Stakeholders Worry About Provider Burdens, Timelines of InteroperabilityRules

Premier's Meryl Bloomrosen comments on the timelines for interoperability rules especially considering the coronavirus outbreak.

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    How Culture Change Reflects the Realities of Value-Based Payment

How Culture Change Reflects the Realities of Value-BasedPayment

It’s important to reflect on the new culture we’ve formed and are nurturing across the industry.

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    What We’re Watching: February 18, 2020

What We’re Watching: February 18,2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a top public health issue and we are continuing to keep an eye on it.

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    Medicare ACOs in Premier Inc. Collaborative Outperform Peers in Shared Savings by 21 Percent

Medicare ACOs in Premier Inc. Collaborative Outperform Peers in Shared Savings by 21Percent

Premier Medicare ACOs have reduced spending by more than $665 million, representing 13 percent of program savings nationwide since 2012.

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    Is Direct Contracting Next for Next Generation ACOs?

Is Direct Contracting Next for Next GenerationACOs?

Despite these successes, the NGACO model is set to sunset at the end of 2020 and CMS has indicated it does not plan to extend it.

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    Improving Value in Employer-Sponsored Healthcare

Improving Value in Employer-SponsoredHealthcare

Employers are transitioning into new care delivery models and designing employee benefits around them.

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    Moving From ‘Heads in Beds’ to Population Health: An Interview with Premier CEO Susan DeVore

Moving From ‘Heads in Beds’ to Population Health: An Interview with Premier CEO SusanDeVore

DeVore discusses the changing mindset required to transform health care with Health Evolution Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan.

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    What We’re Watching: January 21, 2020

What We’re Watching: January 21,2020

Susan DeVore outlines five expectations for the changes 2020 will bring to healthcare.

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    Healthcare Forecast 2020: What Board Members and Senior Leaders Need to Know

Healthcare Forecast 2020: What Board Members and Senior Leaders Need toKnow

Board members and senior management will need to become “uncomfortable” and consider new innovations and strategies.

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    Five Healthcare Trends For 2020

Five Healthcare Trends For2020

Premier CEO lays out trends on the horizon that could fundamentally alter the healthcare narrative well into the next decade.

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    Healthcare Companies use Technology and Data to Boost Primary Care Services

Healthcare Companies use Technology and Data to Boost Primary CareServices

There are a lot of things different today than what existed in the 1990s that would create a more conducive environment for technology-enabled primary care.

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    What’s on Your Priority List for BPCI Advanced?

What’s on Your Priority List for BPCIAdvanced?

While certain activities can wait, other components must be in place from the outset for organizations to achieve clinical goals and financial success.

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    Embrace Disruption to Turn Financial Pressures Into Opportunities

Embrace Disruption to Turn Financial Pressures IntoOpportunities

Susan DeVore discusses the financial pressures providers are facing in the Journal of Healthcare Management.

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    Complications Increase Vaginal Delivery Costs By 20%, Study Finds

Complications Increase Vaginal Delivery Costs By 20%, StudyFinds

Severe maternal morbidity factors can force women to stay hospital-bound for 70% longer, the analysis found.

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    Rise in Delivery Complications is Increasing Hospital Costs

Rise in Delivery Complications is Increasing HospitalCosts

Women are more likely to experience an unexpected outcome during delivery and it's adding to hospital costs, according to a new analysis from Premier.

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    Complications & Common Chronic Conditions Increase Hospitals’ Childbirth Costs by 20 Percent or More

Complications & Common Chronic Conditions Increase Hospitals’ Childbirth Costs by 20 Percent orMore

Severe maternal morbidity factors — the most serious type of childbirth complication — offer the greatest opportunity area to standardize care and save significant costs.

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    Pain Points and Solutions to Reduce Cost Variation in Maternal Care

Pain Points and Solutions to Reduce Cost Variation in MaternalCare

Five ways providers can overcome challenges to drive improvements for expecting mothers and newborns.

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    What We’re Watching: November 26, 2019

What We’re Watching: November 26,2019

The CDC provided an update​ to its core elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and issued a report​ on antibiotic resistance threats.

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    How the HIV Care Model Can Inform Today’s Value-Based Movement

How the HIV Care Model Can Inform Today’s Value-BasedMovement

Looking at the HIV care model, there were three notable components working together to achieve successful population health management.

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    Montana Provider Improves Diabetes Care and Patient Outcomes

Montana Provider Improves Diabetes Care and PatientOutcomes

This study provided evidence on the effectiveness of a diabetes quality improvement initiative to achieve better patient outcomes by delivering evidence-based care.

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    New Premier Collaborative Network to Bring Walmart-style Cost Efficiency to Healthcare

New Premier Collaborative Network to Bring Walmart-style Cost Efficiency toHealthcare

A new organization backed by health systems is entering the race to help employers control the cost and improve the quality of healthcare.

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    Premier Launches Contigo Health to Fill Gaps in Hospital-Payer-Employer Relationship

Premier Launches Contigo Health to Fill Gaps in Hospital-Payer-EmployerRelationship

Contigo Health sets out to empower employers and health systems to scale what works to other markets for improved quality and lower costs.

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    Improving Maternal Health with Data and Care Coordination

Improving Maternal Health with Data and CareCoordination

When it comes to maternal and infant health, healthcare providers and lawmakers have been flying blind with many lives at stake.

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    Premier Launches Contigo Health to Stem Unnecessary Care

Premier Launches Contigo Health to Stem UnnecessaryCare

Premier has launched a new company that looks to pair health systems and employers to reduce clinical variation and unnecessary care.

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    Premier Inc. Forms Contigo Health™ to Help Health Systems and Employers Work Better, Together

Premier Inc. Forms Contigo Health™ to Help Health Systems and Employers Work Better,Together

Contigo Health plans to launch pilot programs with employers by partnering with health systems in select markets to eliminate unwarranted variation in care delivery.

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    What We’re Watching: November 12, 2019

What We’re Watching: November 12,2019

2019 has taught us that shortages don’t just apply to drugs.

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    Owning the Benefits of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Owning the Benefits of the Medicare Shared SavingsProgram

With deadlines afoot for a program that could mean future success or duress for health systems, here's what providers should know.

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    Prepare for the Looming Mandatory Risk-based Payment Model in Oncology

Prepare for the Looming Mandatory Risk-based Payment Model inOncology

There are four critical strategies for managing risk to consider as these payment models continue to roll out.

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    Does Your Data Know Something You Don’t? Why You Should be Focused on Understanding Physician Variation

Does Your Data Know Something You Don’t? Why You Should be Focused on Understanding PhysicianVariation

The need to create more efficient and coordinated models of care has never been greater.

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    What We’re Watching: October 29, 2019

What We’re Watching: October 29,2019

We hear that major legislation may be introduced this week to address drug shortages.

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    Mothers: A Surprising Benefactor of Value-Based Care

Mothers: A Surprising Benefactor of Value-BasedCare

The move to value-based care is an important shift that will save mothers through whole-person care.

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    What We’re Watching: October 15, 2019

What We’re Watching: October 15,2019

Thanks to ProvideGx, the multi-year, national shortage of cysteine hydrochloride injection has been successfully resolved​.

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    Three Moves the Administration Should Make to Advance its Joint Replacement Payment Model

Three Moves the Administration Should Make to Advance its Joint Replacement PaymentModel

Premier experts outline three key recommendations CMS should consider in order to advance its joint replacement payment model.

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    The Reality of Success in Medicare Advantage

The Reality of Success in MedicareAdvantage

Premier's Todd Deweese explains how organizations must be able to define what success looks like in Medicare Advantage.

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    Set the Data Free

Set the DataFree

The biggest barrier to moving toward risk is the lack of timely and accurate claims data.

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    What We’re Watching: October 1, 2019

What We’re Watching: October 1,2019

CMS administrator Seema Verma issued another “sink or swim” ultimatum to the healthcare industry.

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    Three Ways to Optimize BPCI Advanced Baseline Data

Three Ways to Optimize BPCI Advanced BaselineData

By making smart, educated decisions, BPCI Advanced applicants will be well positioned to enter the program and find success.

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    Information Blocking Rules: Health Industry Groups Call for Congressional Oversight

Information Blocking Rules: Health Industry Groups Call for CongressionalOversight

Seven leading healthcare trade groups including Premier asked Capitol Hill to ensure regulations on data exchange and information blocking.

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    Remarks on One Year Anniversary of Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge

Remarks on One Year Anniversary of Antimicrobial ResistanceChallenge

HHS Secretary Alex Azar mentions Premier in remarks on the one year anniversary of the Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge.

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    Premier Inc. Receives National Recognition for Enterprise Resource Planning Solution

Premier Inc. Receives National Recognition for Enterprise Resource PlanningSolution

Premier’s ERP solution has been named a top performer when compared to other offerings in the market.

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    More Risk, Better Data

More Risk, BetterData

Robust and timely information on the performance of targeted patient populations is critical to success in risk-based payment models.

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    What We’re Watching: September 10, 2019

What We’re Watching: September 10,2019

Premier submitted a statement during the House's hearing on improving maternal health today, released a maternal and infant health trends report last week and more.

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    How Health Systems are Prioritizing Maternal and Infant Health

How Health Systems are Prioritizing Maternal and InfantHealth

Health systems consider maternal and infant health to be one of the most important quality improvement objectives for their organizations, according to a Premier survey​.

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    Improving Maternal and Infant Health is a National Priority

Improving Maternal and Infant Health is a NationalPriority

A Premier study looks at maternal and infant health.

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    Premier Statement on Maternal Mortality

Premier Statement on MaternalMortality

Premier statement on the CDC's newest maternal health report.

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    Delivery-Related Maternal Mortalities in the Hospital Decreased by 24% from 2008-2018

Delivery-Related Maternal Mortalities in the Hospital Decreased by 24% from2008-2018

Premier's analysis underscores the critical need to better integrate care delivery between the hospital and pre- and post-care services for mothers and their newborns.

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    Maternal & Infant Health Trends

Maternal & Infant HealthTrends

Premier conducted a national trend analysis to explore maternal and infant health outcomes in the hospital, at the time of delivery.

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    Henry Mayo Health System Realized $3 Million in Savings by Forming a Hospital Quality Efficiency Program and Clinically Integrated Network

Henry Mayo Health System Realized $3 Million in Savings by Forming a Hospital Quality Efficiency Program and Clinically IntegratedNetwork

In 2016, Henry Mayo scored in the 27th percentile for physician satisfaction and engagement. Today, the health system has tripled that score and saved $3 million.

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    What We're Watching: August 20, 2019

What We’re Watching: August 20,2019

Ride sharing services are becoming a popular innovation in helping to improve population health.

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    What We're Watching: August 13, 2019

What We’re Watching: August 13,2019

Health systems and other healthcare entities are focused on partnering with primary care providers that have cost-effective, high-performing models.

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    Value-Based Care Necessitates Shift in Primary Care Staffing Model

Value-Based Care Necessitates Shift in Primary Care StaffingModel

Primary care staffing model will need to include a richer skill mix to manage more complex health and behavioral needs under value-based care models.

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    Primary Care Clinic Staffing Should Reflect Patient Needs and Payment Model Design

Primary Care Clinic Staffing Should Reflect Patient Needs and Payment ModelDesign

Premier's Chris Smedley discusses wide variation in staffing model composition, performance and costs according to a recent Pemier analysis.

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    Premier Inc. Analysis: Primary Care Clinic Staffing Mix Should Depend on Patient Needs and Payment Model Design

Premier Inc. Analysis: Primary Care Clinic Staffing Mix Should Depend on Patient Needs and Payment ModelDesign

In a new analysis of primary care clinics, Premier identified wide variation in staffing model composition, performance and costs.

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    Ready, Risk, Reward: Optimizing Primary Care Model Design to Improve Performance

Ready, Risk, Reward: Optimizing Primary Care Model Design to ImprovePerformance

A Premier analysis found wide variation in staffing models and productivity, as well as opportunities for improvement.​

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    Primary Care Staffing Models Should Evolve Amid Shift to Value-Based Care

Primary Care Staffing Models Should Evolve Amid Shift to Value-BasedCare

HealthLeaders summarize Premier's whitepaper on primary care staffing models.

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    What We're Watching: August 6, 2019

What We’re Watching: August 6,2019

CMS released the proposed OPPS rule. We're opposed to the posting of negotiated rates, site neutral payments and continuation of the 340B cuts.

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