Retail, Urgent Care, Micro Hospitals and Beyond: The Evolution, Promise, and Unknowns of Alternative Care Settings (FREE)
Alternative care access points – retail clinics, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and micro-hospitals – have proliferated. In many cases these programs are thriving in a consumer-focused, value-based healthcare environment.
Hospitals and health systems are recognizing the potential value of developing and integrating these alternative care sites. In addition to supporting population health management, these access points can be profitable, and can provide a relatively low-cost approach to new patient acquisition and the potential for downstream revenue.
Will one or more of these settings benefit your organization? The answer requires a nuanced understanding of the niche the alternative setting fills, the likely rate of acceptance and adoption, and the business case for the alternative(s) being considered. This presentation will explore the emerging spectrum of alternative care settings and provide a framework for evaluating how development and integration of one or more of them might benefit your organization.
Participants will learn -
- Differentiate among these alternative care settings, including patient populations and care needs best served, limitations and potential risks, regulatory and payment considerations, and other factors
- Describe the business case for integration of these alternative care settings, including typical financial results and organization-level financial implications, such as potential role in new patient acquisition
- Communicate the likely value of these alternative settings, including citing organizations that have successfully integrated these new care settings
- Begin evaluating the potential fit of alternative settings into their organization’s overall ambulatory care strategy
Michael Rovinsky, MBA, Director
Michael Rovinsky is a healthcare strategy, operations, and business development consultant with more than 30 years of experience assisting community hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and ambulatory and post-acute healthcare organizations. He has also held corporate staff roles at a leading health system and a national integrated managed care company. Michael specializes in strategic planning, affiliations and partnerships, ambulatory care planning and development, and physician-hospital alignment.
He has presented for many health care organizations and served as guest lecturer for master’s programs at George Washington and Georgia State Universities. He has published numerous articles and been extensively cited as a health planning expert in Atlanta newspapers and business journals, as well as industry journals.
Sean Looby, MHA, Manager
Sean assists health care organizations with strategy, financial planning, and merger and acquisition transactions, as well as physician-hospital alignment arrangements. He has worked with academic medical centers, community hospitals, health systems, post-acute care providers, and health plans.
Before joining Veralon, Sean supported efforts related to operational improvement, network development, and strategic planning in the Business Development department of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He also worked in project management at a rehabilitation hospital. Sean has several years of experience in financial services operations.