September 1, 2011

In light of reform and demands for better health outcomes at lower cost, strategies that have sustained margin for healthcare organizations in the past are no longer viable. Alternative business models like bundled pricing are gaining momentum, but as hospitals begin implementing these new strategies, they face significant cultural barriers.

In this month’s issue of Trustee Magazine, NAI Managing Partner Michael Abrams, M.A. and Research Analyst Simone Cummings, Ph.D. examine the cultural barriers to implementing bundled pricing, and walk through the steps healthcare leaders can take to address them. Their article, Cultural Challenges of Bundled Pricing, provides experience-based insights into the challenges of managing significant business model change that impacts clinical and administrative roles across healthcare delivery.