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Rebuild Perioperative Processes for Better Efficiency


By James Hanson, MD
Director (retired), Moss Adams

By Kim Pittenger, MD
Director, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams

As your health care organization reintroduces more elective procedures following the initial emergency response to COVID-19, there’s a unique opportunity to shift previous perioperative processes to more dynamic strategies that could enhance how you use vital resources from the outset. Every resource counts, with operating room costs hovering around $35 per minute—sometimes even above $100—depending on the surgery and location and not including surgeon and anesthesiologist fees.  Read article
Patient Receiving Immunication

Group Health Plan Coverage of Covid-19 Immunizations


By Editorial Staff
Parker Smith & Feek

As emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently been announced for two vaccines, non-grandfathered group health plans must prepare to provide coverage for COVID-19 immunizations with no cost-sharing. Coverage with no cost-sharing must be available for both in-network and out-of-network providers within 15 days of such immunizations being recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) or the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Grandfathered group health plans are encouraged, but not required, to provide this coverage as well.  Read article
Seniors Waiting in a Doctor's Office

Restore Safe, Accessible Care and Revive Preventive Services


By Joanna Omi, MPH
Director, Moss Adams Lean Health Care Practice

The urgent priority of many health care organizations is to stabilize operations and get productivity back online safely. This can be facilitated with straight-forward strategies that require process improvement and daily management fueled by the problem-solving talents of those workers on the front line of care.  Read article

Most Downloaded Articles


The following articles were downloaded most often from January 2020 through October 2020.
  1. An Overview of the Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Finance 2nd Edition By Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN
  2. 5 Ways to Shift from Fighting Fires to Emerging from COVID-19 Successfully By Karl Rebay, Partner, Health Care Consulting Group, Moss Adams and By Craig Vercruysse, Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams
  3. How to Combat Coronavirus Operations Complications By Dahlia Mak, Managing Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams
  4. 4 Ways Lean Health Care Helps Hospitals Confront Sepsis and Other Safety Concerns By Dahlia Mak, Managing Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams
  5. COVID-19: How Hospitals and Health Systems Can Brace For a Pandemic By Allen Miller, COPE Health Solutions, Elizabeth DuBois, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVS, COPE Health Solutions, Margaret Peterson, PhD, Executive Consultant, COPE Health Solutions
  6. COVID-19 Grants and Funding Updates for the Health Care Sector By Karl Rebay, Partner, Health Care Consulting Group, Moss Adams and By Georgia Green, Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams
  7. Helping Patients Overcome Fear to get Vital Care back on Track: Six Things to Do By Tom Dougherty, FACHE, Principal, COPE Health Solutions and By Elizabeth DuBois, DNP, Vice President, COPE Health Solutions
  8. Thinking Ahead: Preparing for a Post-COVID World By Allen Miller, Principal, COPE Health Solutions and By Sarin Khachatourians, Senior Consultant, COPE Health Solutions
  9. COVID-19 and ER Reimbursement: Document, Document, Document! By Adam G. Wentland, Attorney at Law, Theodora Oringher PC
  10. 11 Ways the CARES Act Impacts Health Care Organizations By Chris Bell, Partner, Moss Adams