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August 30, 2016

Patient pursuit of more convenient (and less costly) alternatives to inpatient care, the rise of elective medical procedures, and the proliferation of new non-acute care settings are all factors contributing to healthcare’s outpatient migration trend.

As the hospital market contracts and outpatient facilities like surgery centers and health clinics multiply, patient streams are shifting as consumers encounter more choices in healthcare. So how are hospitals staying in-step with patients?

Rank Hospital Location Medicare Outpatient Claims 
1 Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH 765,307
2 Evanston Hospital Evanston, IL 587,558
3 Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple Temple, TX 548,310
4 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA 434,310
5 University Hospital (University Of Michigan) Ann Arbor, MI 426,750
6 Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Burlington, MA 386,981
7 Eisenhower Medical Center Rancho Mirage, CA 379,365
8 Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, NC 337,468
9 Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI 330,142
10 Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI 322,858

Source: Definitive Healthcare

According to Definitive Healthcare, the above ten hospitals are leading the way when it comes to outpatient claims in the inpatient setting.

Infrastructure changes including ACO alignments, ASC joint ventures, and physician acquisition strategies are helping hospitals stay solvent amidst emerging outpatient markets. The push away from lengthy inpatient admissions and towards coordinated care models is the new order of business in healthcare and hospitals with strong Integrated Delivery Network ties are best poised to cater to the new multi-faceted face of consumer-centered care.

Definitive Healthcare has the most up-to-date, comprehensive and integrated data on over 7,700 hospitals, 1.4 million physicians, and numerous other healthcare providers.  Our database allows users to search by network, location, bed count, quality metrics, drugs prescribed, technology use and more.

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