Modern Practice Podcast

Modern Practice is your curbside consult with top clinicians from around the country. This exciting podcast series features medical experts sharing their ideas and approaches for the latest strategic trends and clinical challenges. Hosted by Dr. Tom Villanueva and brought to you by the Vizient Medical Leadership team.

Episodes Date

Health care organizations need a comprehensive strategy to achieve regulatory and accreditation compliance. At stake are crucial certification and approval ratings and, more crucial, patient and workp...
November 25, 2021
The last episode of this two-part series covered why readmissions occur. This episode explores those causes in more depth – the clinical and social issues underneath readmissions—and what health care ...
November 18, 2021
The value of reducing readmissions to the hospital has been well-established: lowering health care costs, eliminating wasted resources, improving quality and increasing patient satisfaction. However, ...
November 11, 2021
On this episode, we continue our discussion on mortality by addressing hospice and palliative approaches as a way to provide improved care for patients and improve hospital mortality scores.   Guest s...
November 4, 2021
On this episode, we continue our discussion with a physician executive on addressing mortality as a key quality indicator. We focus on using the correct coding and documentation scores for a more accu...
October 28, 2021
Mortality scores are increasingly an issue for many health care organizations across the country. Obviously, the pandemic had a major role in affecting these scores, but the truth is this was an issue...
October 22, 2021
This episode continues the discussion on Hierarchical Condition Categories, or HCCs, examining the impact of HCCs on reimbursement, approaches to risk-adjustment and changes in payment policies.   Gue...
October 14, 2021
Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) aren’t a new concept, but as more and more organizations shift to value-based care, there has been renewed issue in the subject. This is based on the recogniti...
October 7, 2021
On this episode, we conclude our series on mortality by examining palliative care, home care and hospice care. These are underused yet better and more beneficial for end-of-life situations than tradit...
September 30, 2021
Reducing hospital mortality is crucial to improve care and meet stringent reporting and reimbursement requirements. Improvements involve a complex effort involving multiple areas in the organization. ...
September 23, 2021

Load more