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Can I Negotiate with My GPO?

The premise of using a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) is cost savings. But as we discussed in part 2 of this series, that promise isn’t always fulfilled. This idea leaves many people asking, “Can I negotiate with my GPO? And if so, should I even try?”.  A common myth that long-term care communities believe is […]

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Will Working With a GPO Save Me Money?

Introduction The premise of using a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) is cost savings. But is that promise fulfilled? When was the last time you’ve considered whether your relationship with your GPO is still working for you? A common belief of organizations we speak with at Healthcare Margin Specialists is that working with a GPO means […]

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How Do GPOs Work?

For most long-term care communities, using a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) is a standard part of operations. But have you ever wondered how GPOs actually work? Or whether the role they play in procurement is beneficial to your organization? At Healthcare Margin Specialists, a common question we get asked is whether we’re simply another GPO. […]

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4 Signs You’re Overpaying on Cloud Services at Your Long-Term Care Community

We’ve all heard about things “moving to the cloud” but what does that really mean? Essentially, if the “brains” of a service exist on the internet and not at your physical location, it’s in the cloud. (If there is hardware involved, it’s probably telecom services, instead.) This growing category of expenses includes license-based services such […]

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Cost-Savings When Inflation is High

You can’t watch or read the news, listen to a podcast, or scroll through your social media feed without being bombarded with facts and opinions on the economy. The pandemic did a number on the economy, and there are a number of measures being put into place to “correct it.” But let’s be honest, inflation […]

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4 Questions to Ask About Telecom Services at Long-Term Care Communities

Saving money on your telecom services contracts might feel as likely as winning the MegaMillions. Between hidden fees, term changes, and confusing contract structure, the layers of complexity can feel crippling. Soon enough, you’re just resigned to the fact that you don’t have the time, knowledge, or energy to understand the bill - let alone […]

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How to Save on Outsourced Therapy: Reviewing Payor Types

The relationships that long-term care residents form with their therapists play significantly into their quality of life. To the resident (and often to your staff), whether the therapist is an employee or an outsourced contractor is irrelevant. The emotional bond is there. Which means that reviewing therapy contracts in an unbiased way can feel nearly […]

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Why a Contract Isn’t Enough: Adjudication and Monitoring of Operating Expenses

You did it! You just signed a contract for one of your major operating expenses for your long-term care community – and you are actually happy with the results. After all that work and negotiation, you’re ready to sit back and put things on autopilot for the next few years while the contract plays out. […]

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How to Save Money on Outsourced Food Service for Long-Term Care Facilities

When it comes to the cost of food at a long-term care facility, it’s easy to feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. As the largest recurring expense outside of payroll for most facilities, it’s a place you’d love to find some savings. But you know that food can make or break the […]

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How to save on your Pharmacy Bill:

5 QUESTIONS LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES SHOULD ASK Pharmacy costs can feel like a black hole for long-term care organizations. You know you’re probably being charged more than you should be, but your monthly invoices aren’t exactly intuitive. It’s not as though you can comb through your invoice like a Target receipt to find potential discrepancies. […]

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