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Physician Engagement in Employed Physician Enterprises: Going Deeper
08/01/2019

You want to reduce physician subsidies in your employed physician enterprise, and you have numerous initiatives to increase physician engagement under way. What matters, however, is not the number of… READ MORE

Recruiting Specialty Physicians Through Practice Leasing
07/26/2019

Physicians who generate significant income from procedural or technical/ancillary components of their practice have understandable concerns that an employment relationship with a health system or hospital will not be financially… READ MORE

A New Way to Affiliate: Health System Equity Investment in Physician Groups
07/11/2019

Experts already predict another record-breaking year for private equity investment in physician practices, with 45 deals announced or closed in Q1 2019 alone. As private equity interest in ophthalmology and… READ MORE

Micro-Hospitals: Short-Term Fad or Promising Market Growth Strategy?
07/09/2019

Many conversations we have with hospital and health system executives about market growth strategies eventually turns to the topic of micro-hospitals — and for good reason. These facilities typically include… READ MORE

5 Strategies for Aligning Physician Compensation with Value-Based Performance
06/25/2019

The move toward value-based contracts is happening “in small doses,” a 2018 MGMA survey found. While nearly three out of five hospitals participate in value-based contracts, just 34 percent of… READ MORE

Adjusting wRVUs for Modifiers when Compensating Physicians: The How and the Why
06/18/2019

The use of CPT code modifiers to adjust work relative value units (wRVUs) under physician compensation models has become a universal practice among hospitals and health systems that employ physicians—and… READ MORE

Launching a Community Oncology Center: 5 Key Considerations
06/13/2019

Oncology is migrating from hospital settings to community-based centers due to rapid evolution in diagnostics and treatment for cancer care, innovation through genomics and predictive analytics, and the continuing shift… READ MORE

Coordinated Medical Staff Development Planning for Large Health Systems
05/28/2019

Medical staff development planning requires analytic rigor and detailed work. There is no way around it; a multi-hospital health system needs to determine the needs of each of its individual… READ MORE

Determining Physician Compensation for Administrative Services: The Role of Market Data
05/16/2019

Although a determination of fair market value (FMV) depends on the relevant facts and circumstances related to a particular arrangement, reasonable compensation is generally defined as the level of compensation… READ MORE

Evaluating the Financial Performance of Your Employed Physician Enterprise: Going Beyond Physician Losses
05/10/2019

If your employed physician enterprise is like most, you are experiencing calculated losses of $100,000 to $200,000 per physician, and the losses are likely increasingly intolerable. The figures for physician… READ MORE

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