Reduced procedure costs across four-hospital system

Situation:
A four-hospital system sought to reduce overall procedure costs. Facing impending bundled Medicare payments, the system lacked understanding of the cost per case and per physician.


Actions:
  • Linked disparate systems ad developed database to capture cost by surgeon and by surgery type
  • Worked with Physician Champions to determine areas of potential savings
  • Opened savings discovery process to all surgeons, focusing on the hospitals’ highest volume and cost areas
  • Renegotiated with suppliers, achieving significant cost reductions
  • Aligned stakeholders to eliminate surgeon activities that drove cost overruns

Results: Achieved $16MM in cost reductions.

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