Our team is uniquely qualified and has the knowledge and expertise to provide your organization with a wide range of consulting and management services. Our menu of services allows you to select and tailor those areas necessary to meet your organization’s specific needs. Regardless of the size or scope of the project, Outpatient Healthcare Strategies is prepared to quickly respond to your concerns and provide you with solutions that improve your operation.
We will provide ongoing and interim management services without requiring equity. We are also flexible to provide a hybrid model of management services for your ASC. We will develop and implement proven systems for communicating expectations, improving performance and furnishing the tools the organization needs to produce measured results. Our team will mentor the management team and assist in setting performance goals. We will assist in the development and implementation of your operational scorecard and performance metrics. We will make recommendations for improving efficiencies and profitability and conduct periodic on-site assessments.
We will provide an objective, comprehensive snapshot of your organization’s operational performance including past, present and the projected future of the organization. Our team of experts provides a fresh set of eyes and ears that will yield valuable insight into your organization. Our goal is to get a pulse on your business and identify areas for improvement.
We will evaluate how well you are using your most valuable asset: people. Our team will ensure that the talent of your organization is aligned with the work that needs to be completed. By staffing wisely, we will assist you in improving your bottom line without sacrificing quality or patient safety. Our process is all about systematically analyzing your payroll, patient volume and productivity. Our team will work alongside your management to ensure ideal productivity is being met and patient care is safeguarded.
Our team of industry experts will work with your organization to identify suitable categories for your organization’s benchmarks and will provide the framework to establish the benchmarking process and keep it moving forward.
One of the most difficult aspects for an organization is to truly evaluate its performance and identify satisfaction. For physicians, patients and staff, our team of consultants will work with your organization’s leadership to create a tailor-made, serviceable tool to collect the data and provide an analysis of the overall satisfaction of your organization’s performance, issues and concerns.
Our team of experts will work with your leadership to create and develop the policy and procedures that will be necessary to achieve and maintain accreditation. The policies and procedures will be developed in concert with your organization’s Medical Staff Bylaws and be tailored to your organization’s and accrediting agency’s needs.
Planning is critical to a healthcare business's ability to make timely and resourceful decisions in a complex and changing market and environment, which is consistent with your objectives, long-term purpose and governing body philosophy. Strategic Planning is an important process to undertake to maintain a competitive edge. We will assist the client to chart their destiny consistent with their corporate vision, organizational resources and external conditions and trends.
We will assist you in determining facility size and scope necessary to accommodate projected caseloads and capitalization costs, including equipment and leasehold improvements. We will work with the client to identify physician preferences including desired operational efficiencies, staffing, supply and equipment needs that would be needed at a new surgical facility in order to maximize utilization and profitability.
Our team has a long history of developing and building Ambulatory Surgery Centers throughout the country, and can work with your leadership and architect to ensure that your floor plan and patient flow are optimal. Additionally, we will work with you in project management role to ensure your construction stays on track and will meet all local, state and federal guidelines.
We understand that the Merger and Acquisition business is a people business. We assist you in creating business opportunities that deliver value. We represent the client in identifying facilities in their market that could bring value to the organization. We work with the client’s management team to negotiate terms of full or limited purchases of ownership interests in existing facilities in their market. Our team will also assist and work with your leadership to create and perform an in-depth Due Diligence Analysis to provide the organization with a clear understanding of what the potential acquisition will bring to the organization.
Joint Ventures have emerged as an effective strategy to share both risk and reward, while avoiding the duplication of services between parties. Joint Ventures are common in today’s healthcare environment, aiding in provider recruiting and strengthening the bonds with the medical staff. Our experience, in conjunction with our critical financial and operational skills, can help you navigate these complex arrangements while understanding and accommodating the differing perspectives of the prospective partners.
Our team will assist your organization with establishing the full array of financial services necessary to maintain and manage your business, including front office, billing and collections, accounting, accounts payable and purchasing. We can also assist your organization in preparing Annual Budgets, Proformas, Return on Investment Analysis or Cost/Benefit Analysis, necessary for considering new procedures, equipment, specialties, payer contracts or bringing on new surgeons.
We will evaluate your revenue cycle processes and analyze your accounts receivable and denial management data. Our team will review management reports/trends and interview staff throughout your entire revenue cycle. We will provide education on sustaining an optimal revenue cycle and work with you develop key performance indicators and tracking mechanisms.
Payer contracting and revenue viability are critical challenges that providers face today. While there have been significant changes and improvements to some health plan contracting efforts, it is imperative that the provider and the financial team review and analyze their contracts proactively and with scrutiny. Our team will assist you in the review of your payer contracts.
We will analyze your current case costing initiatives for blind spots and gaps where cost is not captured. Our team will work with leadership to identify the cost method that is the most meaningful for their efforts. We will perform a case costing analysis and provide case profitability along with industry benchmarks to assist our clients in measuring their results.
Our team of knowledgeable experts can provide your leadership with a workable plan and program that will assist with all required state, federal and industry applications, and accreditation surveys. Additionally, we can provide an analysis of preparedness and assistance with writing and executing Plan of Correction reports, when required.
Our team of knowledgeable experts will conduct a detailed review and analysis of your organization’s clinical services. We will work with your leadership to develop appropriate medical record forms to ensure compliance with all state, federal and accreditation standards. We will examine records closely for assurance of optimal delivery of patient care, proper documentation and evidence of continued evaluation of patients. We will analyze the flow of the OR to identify hidden efficiency opportunities that are commonly masked by reporting mechanisms and established processes.
With new governmental reporting requirements correlating reimbursement to quality assurance standards, assessment of quality measuring tools is imperative to an organization’s success. We will show you how to use data collection tools, not only to meet government requirements but also to recruit physicians to your facility, motivate current physicians to save on supply costs and encourage employees to work as a team for the success of your facility.
We can provide onsite inspections to identify lapses in infection control techniques and protocols, and provide immediate solutions to any identified issues or violations. We will make recommendations for the elimination of any identified relaxed infection control practice. We will assist in providing education to the healthcare professionals that work in your organization. Further, we can provide best practices for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. We can also assist in the assessment of the knowledge, training and vigilance of the designated Infection Control Nurse.
We will evaluate, interpret and apply health and safety standards to ensure compliance with current rules and regulations. Our focus is to keep your patients safe, as well as your employees, physicians and allied healthcare professionals.
Our experienced team of experts will conduct a needs assessment, participate in stakeholder interviews, provide a detailed data analysis focusing on the staffing model, review of billing, collections and AR management and determine the feasibility of establishing an anesthesia partnership.
We help outpatient centers, from coast-to-coast in both large and small markets, become more profitable. Our experts understand that each region is different and requires a specialized approach. No matter where you are, we can help.CONTACT US