Benchmarking

Hospital Competitor Cost Benchmarking (State Data). Developed a quantitative model to estimate costs of California hospitals for nursing, ancillary and support/overhead functions by DRG, starting from publicly available data. The model accounts for differing cost-to-charge relationships by hospital and by DRG, differences in the mix of services utilized within each DRG, and costs by functional area in each hospital for inpatient acute care services. This model, utilized by many hospitals in multiple engagements, was developed in a joint project with the Healthcare Management Council; HMC utilized the data to provide a compelling graphic presentation and analysis comparing client and competitor costs by clinical service line on a fully case-mix adjusted basis.

Hospital Competitor Cost Benchmarking (Medicare Data). Developed a quantitative model to estimate hospital costs by DRG using Medicare Cost Reports and Medicare Clinical Data. This model was developed in a joint project with the Healthcare Management Council; HMC utilized the data to provide a compelling graphic presentation and analysis comparing client and competitor costs by clinical service line on a fully case-mix adjusted basis.

Small Hospital Operations Improvement. Benchmarked, tracked and facilitated clinical and business improvements that resulted in a $2 million turnaround for a small community hospital. Led workshops, executive retreats and training sessions. Utilized clinical benchmarking from the Healthcare Management Council to identify key areas for improvement and focus the efforts of interdisciplinary clinical task forces. Utilized functional and financial benchmarks from ACTION to establish administrative and departmental work teams. Developed internal database and reports to track progress against targets.

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