Physician referral rates have been steadily increasing but only 35-45% of referrals for adult inpatient care, as measured by revenue, go to a partner hospital. Hospital organizations need to maintain, capture and improve volumes in order to build revenue and remain competitive. With the advent of ACO’s, ensuring patients stay within the network has become even more critical to ensure the ACO’s ability to capture revenue.
Only by tracking referrals can an organization begin to understand and manage patient leakage. Targeted solutions can provide visibility into referral trends and standardize the referral process across the entire network, streamlining operations and communication with physicians. These industry experts will uncover the importance of provider relationship management and solutions that can be implemented to put the plug in referral leakage.
Robert J. Schwartz, M.D., M.P.H.
President and CTO
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