Value-Based Staffing in the Era of Value-Based Care
July 27, 2015 by Vickie Anenberg
Professional healthcare staffing has always been a challenging process. It has been a matter of finding the right clinical and non-clinical people to fill critical positions, and developing programs that minimize costly employee turnover. The impact of salaries versus revenue, and the balance between full-time, per diem and travel staffing has been puzzling for many facilities. All of these challenges still exist, but they have been compounded by initiatives such as value-based care (and reimbursement), Meaningful Use, HCAHPS, and related initiatives that further reduce already tight margins.
Adding to this complex mix of new laws and regulations is the continued shortage of nurses, allied healthcare professionals, and healthcare IT specialists. The only factor that is increasing faster than the competition for qualified healthcare staff is the percentage of experienced professionals throughout the care continuum reaching retirement age.
At Cross Country Staffing, we have been helping our healthcare facility partners to meet their ever-evolving staffing challenges for more than 35 years. Our position as a recognized leader in healthcare staffing has led to long-term relationships with 80 percent of the nation’s top-rated hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, as well as over 90 percent of Magnet hospitals. Rather than reacting to changes in the staffing marketplace, our policy has always been to anticipate and plan for them well in advance.
This approach to both clinical and non-clinical healthcare staffing has enabled us to develop highly scalable, cost-effective workforce solutions that have the flexibility to meet the staffing needs unique to each of our partners nationwide. From managed services provider programs to predictive labor management, and workforce assessment to internal resource pool consulting and development, Cross Country Staffing is now positioned as the end-to-end provider of proven healthcare staffing services.
As your facility transitions to the era of value-based care, turn to Cross Country Staffing for value-based professional healthcare staffing. We are the partner you can depend on for a long-term relationship that will help your facility provide high quality care and remain financially strong. Talk with a Cross Country Staffing representative. We’re ready to earn your trust.