Table 4.

Staffing Tactics Used to Cut Costs

Staffing Tactics Used to Cut Costs
Reduce hours
Reduce salary
Implement layoffs
Use furloughs for physicians, staff, and/or owners
Allow employees to work part-time to qualify for unemployment depending on the state
Redirect providers to inpatient care (or other areas where there could be more demand)
See more patients per day to make up lost revenue, cross-train and transfer staff to areas that have high demand and need extra support (eg, inpatient care)
Omit physician bonus and incentive pay, and not pay hazard pay
Pause contributions to retirement benefits
Keep mid-level professionals (less expensive than experienced staff)
Incorporate hiring freezes
Offer voluntary time off without pay
Direct employees to use paid time off