Comprehensive, Turnkey and Tested.

The AMS Gainsharing Program using the AMS PBIS® methdology is a proven turnkey solution providing Associations with a toolkit and the on-going support to execute it successfully at member hospitals.

The AMS Gainsharing Program is based on 10+ years of experience with AMS hospital association partners – New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) and Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA).  It has proven results at community hospitals and academic medical centers, as well as with employed physicians and independent or voluntary medical staff.

Partner Associations share in revenues from annual fees paid by member hospitals using the AMS Gainsharing Program.

Transparency, Consistency, Scorekeeping.

The AMS Gainsharing Program is powered by AMS PBIS®.  AMS PBIS® provides hospital and physician reports detailing activity and trends every 6 months. With support from AMS, hospitals use the data to identify cost reduction or savings opportunities, by service line, by department and by physician.

AMS PBIS® data highlights resource utilization trends including cost per case that is severity adjusted using APR DRGs, Length of Stay (LOS), Readmission and Mortality rates. It enables hospital leadership and participating physicians to prioritize cost reduction, patient management and care re-design initiatives. AMS PBIS® data supports additional hospital efforts already underway including:

  • Integration with other initiatives (e.g. Bundled Payment, ACO)
  • Care redesign
  • Implementation of committee recommendations, such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Supply chain analysis
  • Length of Stay (LOS) reduction
  • Documentation improvement
  • Core measures
  • Readmissions
  • Patient Satisfaction

By linking gainsharing incentives to these other efforts, we’ve found hospitals typically achieve excellent physician cooperation, realize cost reductions, often see revenue increases and achieve improved quality of care.

On-Going Support for On-Going Achievement.

AMS and its hospital association partner provide robust support for Program Coordinators, the primary contact designated at each hospital.

AMS begins by attending hospital steering committee and other physician meetings to champion the program. We then offer assistance with implementation and on-going support. AMS provides participating hospitals boot camp style training, specialized for each program and on-going training through webinars, conference calls and on site programs. A customized Physician Handbook, Operations Manual, brochure and posters/flyers round out the toolkit.