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Waste Reduction/Cost Recovery Case Studies for Healthcare Margin Improvement Solutions

Our team members have numerous documented case studies outlining the successful integration of our proprietary methods to implement margin improvement processes into patient healthcare systems, ensuring a profitable ROI for our clients.

Waste Reduction/Cost Recovery Case Studies for Healthcare Margin Improvement Solutions | Caldwell Butler & Associates

Waste Reduction/Cost Recovery

Just Four CBA 100 Day Workouts Deliver Over 1,200 Completed Changes, Some with 98% CFO Approval

Situation

As a winner of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, patient satisfaction is important to the Henry Ford Health System, a not-for-profi t corporation founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford and consisting of hospitals, medical centers and the Henry Ford Medical Group of more…

Baldrige Award Winner Selects CBA to Maintain Highest Patient Satisfaction Ratings and Sees $1.8M in Implemented Savings to Boot

Situation

Hill Country Memorial is a non-tax-supported, 86-licensed bed facility, with a state-of-art ICU wing and a new surgical department, all delivering programs and services to the Fredericksburg, TX community. It employs nearly 700 staff.

Hill Country Memorial had won the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award…

Division of Henry Ford Health System Completes Over 860 Changes in Just Two CBA 100 Day Workouts

Situation

As a winner of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, patient satisfaction is important to the Henry Ford Health System, a not-for-profi t corporation founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford and consisting of hospitals, medical centers and the Henry Ford Medical Group of more than 1,200…

CBA 100 Day Workouts Deliver 50% Reduction in Wait Times for Appointments and Strengthen Patient Engagement.

Situation

As a winner of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, patient satisfaction is important to the Henry Ford Health System, a not-for-profi t corporation founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford and consisting of hospitals, medical centers and the Henry Ford Medical Group of more…

Agnesian Healthcare Nets $6.12M in CFOValidated Savings with CBA’s High Impact Margin Improvements and 100 Day Workouts

Situation

Agnesian Healthcare, an integrated, not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system, faced several key challenges, including:

  • Declining reimbursement rates.
  • Competing for patients with surrounding, well-known healthcare organizations.
  • Searching for ways to stem the erosion of operating margins and minimize or eliminate their budget gap.
  • Needing…

CBA’s Sustainable Approach Helps Olathe Medical Center Realize $8.7M in Savings, Then Complete Three More Workouts On Their Ow

Situation

Olathe Medical Center, an independent and locally owned system delivering a wide range of high-tech care in Olathe, Kansas, was looking for an action-oriented solution to help solve the following challenges:

  • Community was growing, giving Olathe an opportunity to grab outpatient market share and expand…

CBA’s Helps Net $5.4M in Completed Savings for Unionized, Hybrid Critical Access and Community Hospital

Situation

Heywood Hospital, is a non-profit, community hospital in Gardner, MA. Located about 90 minutes from Boston, this unique organization supports the rural community with both critical access care from one 25-bed hospital, as well as inpatient and outpatient services via its traditional, 100-bed community hospital and physician practices. They came…

CBA’s 100-Day Workouts and High Impact Margin Improvements Net Maricopa $77.9M in CFO-Validated Savings

Situation

Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), a health care safety net for citizens of Maricopa County, AZ, faced fundamental challenges that made it diffi cult for them to be profi table, including:

  • Geographic/demographic challenges
    • Serve people of many races and nationalities, speaking different languages.

Providence Sacred Heart achieves strategic margin improvement by implmenting a Transformation Management System

Providence Sacred Heart achieves strategic margin improvement by implmenting a Transformation Management System

Providence Sacred Heart is a 628 bed, critical access hospital in Spokane, Washington. The senior leadership found themselves faced with a changing payer mix, declining reimbursements and admissions. Couple that with mounting bad debt and…

Monadnock Community Hospital Avoids Ruin with Margin Improvements

Since 1992, the State of New Hampshire and the state?s hospitals have engaged in what has been called ?an accounting sleight of hand? whereby the state taxed hospitals under something called the ?Medicare Enhancement Tax,? originally established to allow the state to qualify for federal matching funds. The state…

Central Vermont Medical Center Faces Financial Challenges

Central Vermont Medical Center, a locally owned and operated, not-for-profit medical system with 130 acute care beds, was facing the prospect of a reduction in force of 30 FTE stemming from reductions in admissions and declining reimbursement. Rather than continuing to rely on benchmarks, Lean-Six Sigma or slash and…

Fairfield Medical Center Looks for Fast-Paced Method to Achieve Operating Margin Goals

Fairfield Medical Center, a 220 bed not-for-profit medical system located in the Midwest had been facing escalating margin pressures and set a goal of improving their operating margin by $10 million by year's end. Years earlier, Fairfield had embarked on a quality journey and made substantial investments in their…

Yavapai Regional Medical Center Prepares for Healthcare Reform

Yavapai Regional Medical Center, a locally owned and operated not-for-profit medical system located in the Southwest, encompasses two campuses with a total of 200+ acute beds. The leadership team elected to embark on the goal of preparing for healthcare reform with an emphasis on preserving their operating margin. Senior…

Deaconess Health System At Risk for Losing $750K Due to Compliance Challenges

Deaconess' Needs

  • Improve CMS Measure Compliance
  • Decrease time to implement changes
  • Improve team analysis capabilities
  • Stabilize compliance results
  • Sustain 100% compliance

Deaconess Health System struggled with maintaining consistent compliance of 17 CMS core measures. In spite of significant investment…

Western Maryland Health System Facing Financial Issues

Caldwell Butler & Associates (CBA) implemented an on-site mentoring and apprenticing program for selected members of WMHS staff. Leaders and managers received training in the 100 Day Workout Methodology and support from Lean-Six Sigma Blackbelts for the purpose of optimizing patient flow and capacity. Each cycle of the 100…

River Region Faced Unfavorable Management Care Contract

River Region Medical Center, a multi-hospital system located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, faced significant cost issues resulting from aggressive renegotiation from their largest payor. In addition, the Emergency Department found patients were frequently "Leaving Without Treatment" (LWOTs) and ED patient satisfaction fell below the 5th percentile. River Region's senior management…

West Jefferson Medical Center Proactively Improves Cost Position

Caldwell Butler & Associates (CBA) implemented an on-site mentoring and apprenticing program for selected members of WJMC staff. Leaders and managers received training in the 100 Day Workout Methodology for the purpose of identifying waste and developing effective strategies for waste recovery. Each cycle of the 100 Day Workout…

Yuma Regional Medical Center Prepares for the Future

YRMC, a 400 bed hospital system located in the Yuma, Arizona, market was enjoying solid operating margins but knew that pending pressures were mounting. In spite of its strong market position, YRMC's senior management wanted to be proactive in strengthening their current quality program to ensure YRMC's continual success.…