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Do Your ACO’s Provider Distributions Need to Be at Fair Market Value?
12/12/2017

Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) receive a substantial portion of their revenue through shared savings programs in which payers pay the ACO a portion of total cost savings generated by member… READ MORE

Advanced Practice Clinicians: About More Than Savings
11/17/2017

Advanced practice clinicians are sometimes casually thought of as a cheaper alternative to physicians by healthcare administrators. In actuality, there are many compelling reasons to bring these clinicians into a… READ MORE

Filling in the Blanks: Addressing Degree of Physician Alignment in Medical Staff Planning
10/24/2017

If your organization is like most health systems and hospitals, your physician recruitment plan may be based on a less than complete picture of your existing physician base. Many medical… READ MORE

Developing a Financially Robust Strategic Plan
10/06/2017

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]
09/26/2017

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?
09/19/2017

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
08/31/2017

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
08/29/2017

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
08/08/2017

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
07/26/2017

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

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