October 19, 2021
  • A new report from Kaufman Hall states that COVID-19 will force permanent changes to hospital staff and supply systems. Ninety-two percent of the 73 hospital and health system leaders surveyed said it is difficult to attract and retain support staff and almost all reported challenges in getting supplies. The report recommends hospitals make key changes: 1) improve real-time monitoring and investigating of initial denials of claims, 2) increase scrutiny of revenue cycle vendors, 3) adopt predictive analytical volume modeling and other staff forecasting tools to help eliminate waste and ensure that staffing volumes are aligned to demand, and 4) examine inventory practices and obtain supply chain data to build models that show the demand for certain products. (Article here)