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Distributors Help Health Systems Do More With Less

Distributors Help Health Systems Do More With Less

Sixty-four percent of health systems say lowering operating costs is a top challenge, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Managing Growth. When it comes to cost cutting, the idea that you need to “cut out the middle man” to achieve savings is common, but eliminating a distributor would risk bringing a health system’s smooth operations to [...]

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Health Systems Are Planning For Growth

Health Systems Are Planning For Growth

Two-thirds of health systems plan to acquire or expand care settings this year, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Managing Growth. With this growth comes a number of supply chain challenges, particularly aligning acute and post-acute supply chains. A majority of respondents say working with a national group purchasing organization (GPO) is helpful in managing [...]

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Lab Providers Have Opportunities Despite Reimbursement Cuts

Lab Providers Have Opportunities Despite Reimbursement Cuts

You’ve likely heard about the Medicare payment cuts lab providers are experiencing as part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). These cuts are much deeper than initially projected – lowering payments by $670 million, instead of the expected $390 million. While these cuts are significant, many experts believe this sector is [...]

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In Trump’s First Year, CMS Pursues Medicare Deregulation

In its first year, the Trump Administration has made a number of key changes at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that aim to reduce the regulatory burden on providers. Three examples of these moves include: CMS has cancelled the mandatory hip fracture and bundled payment models. The agency has also reduced the [...]

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Aging Population To Drive Demand For Post-Acute, Home Care Services

Aging Population To Drive Demand For Post-Acute, Home Care Services

The U.S. population is getting older. This simple trend will have a profound impact on both healthcare and the economy. In fact, a recent headline offers the bold prediction: “The Future Of American Jobs Is Taking Care Of The Elderly.” While this may sound dramatic, it does highlight some key trends that will shape the [...]

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Physician Offices See Uptick In Flu Vaccinations

Physician Offices See Uptick In Flu Vaccinations

Over 37% of adults and 65.3% of children received influenza vaccines at physician offices during the 2016-17 flu season, up from 33% and 63.7% the previous year, respectively, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Outside of this setting, adults typically received their flu shot at their workplace or at drug stores, while [...]

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Hospitals, Physicians Plan To Invest In Labs

The majority of hospital and physician office lab directors expect testing volume to grow through the end of 2017. Additionally, many hospitals are planning to make capital investments, with 23% of facilities planning expenditures on new equipment, and 16% planning to upgrade or replace equipment. One challenge laboratory and diagnostics providers face is future Medicare [...]

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Medical Product Demand Slows In Acute Care Market

Medical Product Demand Slows In Acute Care Market

Have you noticed a slowdown in patient admissions in the last quarter? If so, you are not alone. The latest HIDA Market Pulse™ shows medical product demand growth has slowed in the acute care market. The surgical volume-adjusted index was 22.9 in the first quarter, indicating slight growth, but more recently fell to 6.6 in [...]

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