Living on Medicare Rates: A Senior Leader Margin Improvement Planning Program

Implement plans to successfully manage reimbursement declines.

Accountable care organizations, reimbursement decreases, physician-practice integration and transparency have all elevated the need for aggressive margin improvement. Benchmarking and silo-oriented, department productivity systems will need to make way for fresh approaches in order to achieve greater cost improvements. During this eye-opening seminar, you will benefit from the research on over $400 million in bottom-line savings found among more than 65 healthcare organizations.

You'll Learn:

  • Discuss current application and future limitations of contemporary methods to respond to Medicare reimbursement decreases.
  • Examine nine high-leverage margin improvement focus areas and 33 specific projects found among top-performing healthcare organizations.
  • Identify the characteristics of accountability change models gathered in interviews and site visits to top performing organizations.
  • Review physician engagement tactics with your colleagues.
  • Design a proactive, take-home readiness assessment and action plan to replicate the approaches, new skills and structures of top performers.

Presented by:

Chip Caldwell Jr., FACHE and Kurt M. Stuenkel, FACHE

Seminar leaders Chip Caldwell, FACHE, chairman, Caldwell Butler & Associates LLC, and Kurt M. Stuenkel, FACHE, president and CEO of Floyd Medical Center, will reveal findings from site visits, structured interviews and the comprehensive analysis of over 50,000 cost-reduction projects.


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Las Vegas

Jan. 19– 22, 2015
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New York

Aug. 3– 6, 2015
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Nov. 2– 5, 2015
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ACHE members $1,425
Non-members $1,625

Who Should Attend

CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other senior-level executives in hospital medical centers, multi-hospital systems and managed care/HMO/PPO providers.

Continuing Education Credit

In addition to the 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits assigned to this seminar, ACHE is accredited by other organizations to provide continuing education credit. View complete information about these organizations.

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