Healthcare Cost Containment: How a Hospital Quality and Efficiency Program Can Jumpstart Your CIN or ACO

A hospital quality and efficiency program is a contractual agreement between a health system and a CIN or ACO to achieve quality improvement and cost reductions within the inpatient setting, self-insured employee population, or both.

According to Guidehouse’s Butts and Gursahaney, “A program can serve as an effective strategy for addressing these challenges while maximizing cost-containment opportunities in the short term.”

As providers consider innovative structures to achieve the Triple Aim and migrate from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance, the implementation of a hospital quality and efficiency program could be the first step to long-term success.

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