April 2010

CHI Hospitals Successfully Implement Price Optimization for Orthopedic Implants

While prices for orthopedic implants have traditionally varied widely between hospitals, two CHI hospitals have successfully used a price optimization strategy to achieve fair, consistent pricing. CHI employees can read more about the strategy used by St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, MN, and St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, AR, on Inside CHI, home.catholichealth.net. For more information on price optimization, contact Kathy Serpan, kathyserpan@catholichealth.net