Shifting procedures to the outpatient arena: 4 things to consider

Organizations must think through logistics before migrating cases to the outpatient space, according to Change Healthcare.

Four things to keep in mind:

1. There are pros and cons to housing outpatients and inpatients at the same location.

2. Processes and teams should be designed to efficiently and safely move patients through their care journeys.

3. It's important to develop pathways for patient screening, surgery and postoperative care that account for the unexpected.

4. Organizations should evaluate how the physician and the facility will be reimbursed for inpatients versus outpatients.

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