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Financial Implications: The Push from Inpatient to Outpatient Care

   
Date:October 16, 2014
Time:6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location:
West Point Club
603 Cullcum Road
West Point, NY 10996
Format:Panel Discussion
Moderator:David Charles

Moderator
David Charles and his team work closely with healthcare clients across the country. David’s expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, physician/hospital integration, financing, forecasts and projections, strategic planning, business structuring, and development/analysis of physician compensation models.

 

Panelist
Ramanathan Raju, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, is the president and CEO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal healthcare system in the nation.

 

Panelist
Donna McGregor, FACHE, FHFMA, is the CFO of Crystal Run Healthcare. She previously served as the president and CEO of Putnam Hospital Center (a Health Quest Affiliate).

 

The prospect and implementation of significant healthcare reform, partly as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has caused healthcare organizations to reconsider their strategy and policies as they relate to revenue, volume, clinical operations, and human resources. Healthcare organizations — especially hospitals and ambulatory care centers — have witnessed a changing financial landscape as it relates to the healthcare reform policies.

One element of healthcare reform has been the shift from inpatient to outpatient care. Outpatient care encompasses all patients who seek medical care that are not officially admitted to a hospital under the inpatient status. Observation status is considered an outpatient level of care.

This shift from inpatient to outpatient care, which has been partly driven by payers across the financial continuum, aims to reduce healthcare costs associated with expensive inpatient admissions and to provide safe, efficient care in the most cost-effective setting. The degree of financial impact from this shift in care delivery structure will vary from organization to organization, however all organizations will be affected.

This event is hosted by the Healthcare Leaders of New York.

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