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Target vulnerable patient populations

Part of the transition from volume-based to value-based models has been an increased emphasis--from both an outcomes and cash flow perspective--on targeting the patients at the highest risk due to sociodemographic factors.

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Let physicians take the lead

Physician leaders can also be major drivers of cost containment, according to Richard L. Gundling, vice president for healthcare financial practices at the Healthcare Financial Management Association.