Hospitals take on added financial risk

Risk continues to shift to the provider community and hospital management must make the necessary adjustments, according to a recent opinion piece in Strategy + Business. The article's authors, both partners with Booz & Co., say that hospitals should identify their particular operational niche, reduce their cost of care and adjust their finances to operate in an environment of bundled payments and other restrictions to reimbursement. "Such a complex operating environment requires a mentality of 'disrupt or be disrupted'--a major cultural change...yet they have few other options," they wrote. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare