Guidehouse Managing Director Bruce Hallowell answers key questions about how hospitals should best approach cost reduction challenges in this RevCycleIntelligence article.
Bruce states, “When hospitals do cost reductions, they look at cost, not outcomes. This takes their bottom line away. There is a bad habit in healthcare of treating everybody like a Medicare patient, so Medicare pays on DRG and we don't get paid based on things like length of stay. There’s a huge effort to cut length of stay. When I'm cutting cost, I need to cut costs in the appropriate area.”