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8 Steps to Developing a Financially Robust Strategic Plan

A strategic plan provides a roadmap for where a hospital or health system will focus its efforts and resources. The plan must generate financial results required for long term success…. READ MORE

Addressing Critical Issues in Ambulatory Care Delivery [Infographic]

Ambulatory care, also known as outpatient care, is becoming increasingly common as healthcare systems move away from acute or inpatient care. With this growth in the ambulatory care sphere, physicians… READ MORE

ACOs: To Risk, Or Not To Risk?

Despite many uncertainties, the shift toward value based payment continues. More Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs have entered risk-based tracks (Tracks 2, 3, and now Track 1+), to take… READ MORE

Different Economics, Different Payment: Call Coverage Stipends for Employed vs. Independent Physicians

Physician employment agreements now commonly include compensation for services beyond basic clinical services; they may also provide compensation for medical directorships, teaching, on-call payments, and so on. We have found… READ MORE

Tackling the IT Challenge in Your CIN

Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) need quality data to understand their patient population and manage provider practice patterns. That makes information technology (“IT”) critical at any stage of CIN development. For… READ MORE

A Strategy for Post-Acute Care

Hospitals and health systems have not historically focused on post-acute care. However, several factors are now motivating them to develop or strengthen their ties with post-acute care providers and establish… READ MORE

Medical Staff Planning: A New Way to Think About Community Versus Hospital-Specific Needs

Increasingly, hospital administrators are concluding that there is a great deal more to managing their employed physicians than simply signing them up. Hospital and health system leadership use data and… READ MORE

Due Diligence: Not All Risks Are Equal

A prudently conducted due diligence effort will surface a comprehensive (and often lengthy) list of potential risks and issues related to the transaction being assessed. However, the implications of these… READ MORE

4 Ways to Simplify — and Strengthen — Your Physician Compensation Plan

Can your physicians easily project their compensation for the next year with reasonable accuracy, or do they need to have their accountants build elaborate Excel models to do so? Many… READ MORE

Hospital Independence Assessments

Consolidation among healthcare providers has continued at a significant rate over the last decade. In 2005, 45% (2,220) of acute, non-federal community hospitals were independent; by 2015, the figure had… READ MORE

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