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Freestanding Emergency Departments are Spreading, Expanding Patient Care Options

One of the fastest-growing trends in healthcare is not happening at a university medical center or cancer research facility, but at your neighborhood shopping center, next door to Starbucks. Freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) – EDs not attached to a hospital – are proliferating in highly populated suburbia, thanks... Read more

Four Critical Components to Achieve Patient Satisfaction

A trip into the healthcare maze can be a frightening, frustrating and lengthy experience for patients. It’s not uncommon to hear patients refrain: “Expect the worst. Hope for the best. Be prepared to wait, be uncomfortable and be ignored.” Being a healthcare provider has its own challenges as well. “How am I ever going to... Read more

Why Hospitals and Health Systems Must Prove Their Value

By Ethan Brosowsky, Director and National Spokesperson, The Advisory Board Company Five years after the signing of the Affordable Care Act, hospital and health system leaders sit at the center of a dizzying array of efforts to rein in healthcare spending.  Major purchasers, including Medicare, Medicaid, health plans,... Read more

3 Ways Hospitals Can Navigate “Act One” of CJR Payment Rule

The stage is set and the curtain goes up April 1. That’s when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) value-based payment rule will take effect. This marks the first time CMS has required participation in a value-based program. In the CJR model, hospitals are... Read more

Fixing Rural Health Care Will Take More Than Medicaid Expansion

You may have seen the article this weekend in the Omaha World-Herald about the status of rural health care. If you haven’t, you can find it here. Certainly some of the names and locations mentioned in the article hit close to home, and many are longtime, good customers of Cassling. But I’m personally disappointed that the... Read more