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The Clinical Leader's Resource Guide

The Clinical Leader's Resource Guide

Leaders in Congress and the Trump Administration are reassessing their approach to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. No matter the outcome, the likely renewed focus on delivery system costs will make further clinical efficiency an imperative.

To help you and your clinical teams operate in this uncertain time, we've created The Clinical Leader's Resource Guide. Inside you'll find the information and no-regrets strategies needed to support clinical outcomes and financial success in any regulatory environment.

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What you'll find inside

This guide is divided into six sections:



Observations and Priorities for Clinical Leaders

Learn Advisory Board's expectations for the political and market landscape going forward, including the renewed importance of population health capabilities, why a system's success will depend on the ability to deliver a best-in-class consumer experience, and how clinical leaders can engage their teams in generating cost savings without burning out.

Read more starting on p. 5.

MACRA: The Fundamentals

Many unknowns remain surrounding the details of future payment reform. But regardless of what happens with the AHCA, the implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Re-Authorization Act (MACRA) will press on.

Review Advisory Board's guide on MACRA's key elements and how your clinical team will be affected. In MACRA's Quality Payment Program, most organizations will fall into the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Though reporting requirements in 2017 are minimal, we offer nine tips to enhance your MIPS score through reporting mechanics, quality, cost, improvement activities, and advancing care information:

Handbook for Managing Uninsured and Underinsured Populations

As value-based payment models creep forward while the level of insurance coverage threatens to fall backward, health systems and their clinical leaders should be prepared to manage increasingly vulnerable populations. Explore Advisory Board's extensive expertise and proven best practices for population health management. The six recommendations here direct clinical leaders to improve cost and quality performance for Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured and underinsured patients.

Clinical Leaders' Priorities for Enhancing Service and Experience

Clinicians and their leadership have a hand in all parts of the increasingly important consumer experience, not just in-person interactions. The first part of this resource outlines five recommendations to enhance the clinician's role in engaging patients in long-term relationships while the second part offers step-by-step guidance on how to build a service-driven clinical team.

Principles and Resources for Reducing Care Variation

Market pressures such as the continuing transition to risk and the growth of consumerism expose systems to more margin pressure, while at risk for quality and costs like never before. This resource guides clinical leaders through the five domains of Advisory Board's care variation reduction model.

Check out the guidance starting on p. 42.

The How-to Guide to Leading Through Change Fatigue

MACRA is only the latest addition to the growing list of drivers of change that clinicians must adapt to. Get your clinical team the support they need with our ten recommendations to manage the risk for burnout and low engagement among your frontline staff as well as department and unit leaders.

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