August 1, 2011

Spiraling cost inflation and lagging quality outcomes have fueled reforms that are rewriting the rules for the entire healthcare sector. As a result, concepts like bundled pricing are gaining momentum — but these efforts require physician input and buy-in to succeed.

In NAI’s article @BeginLink@Engaging Physicians in Bundled Pricing@EndLink@, published by HFMA’s Strategic Financial Planning, August 2011, Managing Partner Michael N. Abrams, M.A. and President, Rita E. Numerof, Ph.D. discuss the steps that hospital executives should take to build the physician support required for innovations like bundled pricing to succeed.