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The Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis digs deeply into the unprecedented challenges facing every business and regulatory agency in the complex healthcare ecosystem. Management faces enormous, and often conflicting, pressures to improve efficiency, reduce risk, enhance value, accelerate growth and embrace impactful innovation.

 

In chaos, there is always opportunity. The mission of the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis is to help you find it.

Expert Perspective

Survey: Physician Leaders See Better Quality Care and Lower Costs as Priorities

Physician leaders strongly support the need to increase the value of healthcare services by improving quality while also lowering costs, according to a survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

Expert Perspective

Survey: Physician Leadership Development Moving Into High Gear

Physician leaders are warming up to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a comprehensive physician leadership survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

Expert Perspective

Survey: The Value of Physician Leadership

The First of a Three-Part Research Series Conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis reveals important trends about the value of physician leadership.

Issue Brief

Hospital Cost Reduction: The Context

Cost reduction has long been a focal point of hospitals and health systems. Concerns about costs are well documented, dating back to the advent of the prospective payment system in 1983. But the current climate for hospitals is forcing healthcare organizations to make radical changes beyond conventional efficiency and supply chain improvements.

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Encouraging True Innovation in Healthcare

Transcript: Innovation in healthcare is about breaking constraints. It’s about breaking bad habits. Innovation in healthcare is not typically something that we have really encouraged. In fact, its labor intensity means that the 15 million people in the U.S. that work in healthcare tend to be comfortable doing what they did yesterday again today. Innovation

Issue Brief

Medicaid Managed Care: Strategic Considerations for States

For states, private managed care organizations (MCOs) are an important partner in managing the growing Medicaid population while reducing the financial risk of management. Not every MCO is capable. Many are hard pressed to provide the full scope of services necessary to the complexity of the tasks, especially in states where funding is inadequate.

Issue Brief

The Future of Accountable Care Organizations

Navigant Healthcare experts explore the concept of ACO 2.0, which integrates bundled payments into traditional ACO structures so that patient populations requiring acute interventions are managed within the construct of the clinically integrated network. Outcomes include shared savings among payers, providers and patients and organizations.

News and Insights on Healthcare Reform

Retail Health: The Future in Healthcare

The most significant challenge facing healthcare is its runaway costs. Increasingly, consumers are using their purchasing power to transform how care is defined, delivered, and financed to address costs. They’re fueling the growth of retail health and rewarding organizations that seize on these opportunities, but getting arms around the scale of retail health is tough.

Read more about the nine major zones of activity that capture the full range of retail health activity and its impact on the healthcare industry.

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