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Medicare Advantage Growth Strategies for 2023 and Beyond

June 2023

Medicare Advantage is expected to have a monumental year in 2023. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections indicate 2023 will be the year Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration surpasses the symbolic majority threshold of 50%. Furthermore, major regulatory changes are set to be enacted or finalized that will inevitably impact both plan sponsors and providers.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to be better prepared and learn about:

  • Medicare Advantage becoming a large part of their payer mix
  • Medicare Advantage expansion preparations
  • And more!

Nursing Workforce Trends Indicate Flexibility as Leading Indicator for Operational Success

February 2023

Healthcare is experiencing labor shortages across the board, and no department is safe. In Vizient’s latest Workforce Intelligence Report, we spotlighted the landscape of nursing and tactics for near-term and long-term success.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to learn more about:

  • Financial margins
  • How high turnover rates are causing a vicious cycle
  • Contract labor and how it is here to stay
  • And more!

The Next Decade in Healthcare – Increased Volumes and Shifts in Care Sites

August 2022

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, provider organizations saw a steady decrease in non-emergency-related patient volumes. While those levels are starting to increase back to pre-pandemic numbers, in 2021 there was still a 5% decrease in inpatient volume compared to 2019. However, through future forecasts, things are looking up, not only for inpatient volumes but outpatient as well.

In the latest HealthLeaders Fact File, we outline:

  • Two major trends contributing to this increase
  • The shift in sites of care will continue but soften
  • Emergency departments will see an increase in volume this year alone
  • And more!

Fact File: Healing and Re-Engaging the Healthcare Workforce

June 2022

Health care organizations face significant challenges with workforce retention, emotional exhaustion, burnout, and more. Although COVID-19 did not create these challenges, it did amplify them, calling attention to persistent problems—which, left unchecked, can cause harm to patients and care teams.

High-reliability principles, when embedded throughout a health care organization, can help address the fundamental drivers of burnout, emotional exhaustion, staff turnover, and other workforce challenges.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to learn more about:

  • Building a healthy culture is a critical success factor for high-reliability initiatives
  • Connecting the dots between culture and performance
  • Becoming highly reliable and how it is an effective workforce strategy
  • And more!