Healthcare Finance May 2015
This month’s Healthcare Finance is a costing special, with a look at how different types of trust are preparing to meet Monitor’s costing proposals. There is also a report on Professor Robert Kaplan’s address to the HFMA Healthcare Costing for Value Institute inaugural event. We unpick the complexities of the Department of Health financing mechanisms that aim to help trusts in difficulty. As new models of care delivery emerge, many sites are interested in risk stratification as a way of avoiding emergency admissions or readmissions, for example. We examine the potential for risk stratification to deliver better quality, lower cost healthcare, together with a better patient experience, highlighting areas that are using the tool.
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