Thought Leadership – Physician Network Optimization


Unleashing the Value of Your Physician Network

Many health systems continue to struggle with their investment in physician practices. Millions of dollars in investments have brought some positive results — stabilized volumes and health system control, of sorts, over their physician complement. But the groups are slow to evolve to meet the challenges of value-based care, present significant management challenges, and are […]


How Healthy is Your Employed Network?

Is a check-up in order? With reimbursement tightening and demands on limited practice resources increasing, it is critical that your employed network operates as efficiently as possible. Routine monitoring will keep you apprised and illuminate the steps you need to take to improve operations, stem losses, and keep localized issues from becoming systemic problems. On […]


Building the Network You Need for Success

The except below is from HSG’s whitepaper on the Physician Network Life Cycle, published (December 2016) at AHA Health Forum (Industry White Papers & Insights). Click here to download In HSG’s work with Employed Physician Networks, we frequently find the same set of core challenges during the evolution of Employed Physician Networks: • External pressures […]


Physician Compensation Stacking—Impact on Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness

Hospitals and health systems must be cognizant of the risks associated with “compensation stacking”, a term used to describe the cumulative effect on fair market value and commercial reasonableness as a result of multiple, individual arrangements with a physician, or a single arrangement with multiple individual components. As closer alignment between hospitals and physicians is […]


Five Physician Comp Tips for Achieving Success Under Value-Based Purchasing

As reimbursement shifts to value, is your physician compensation plan keeping up with the changes? Programs like Value-Based Purchasing, Readmission Penalties, and Hospital Acquired Conditions Penalties are holding hospitals accountable for quality, satisfaction, and outcome measures. To be successful under programs today, hospitals must engage physicians to manage and improve the processes that influence these […]


8 Keys to Building a High-Performing Employed Physician Network

Effectively building a high-performing employed physician network takes time and focus.  Most networks are fraught with problems at every level and lack sufficient resources to ensure the production of value needed.  The most common problems we see with employed networks are: Lack of overall strategy and strategic action plans; Weak group culture; Limited focus on […]


The MACRA Final Rule – What’s New

CMS released the MACRA Final Rule on October 14th and proved they listened to many of the 4000 official comments submitted in response to the proposed regulations published in April. The result is a very different program than originally proposed – at least for the first two years. So what’s new in the Final Rule? […]


Webinar: Leadership Engagement With an Emphasis on Advisory Councils

Physician engagement is a hot topic in healthcare today. For Clinically integrated networks (CINs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), health systems, hospitals, or employed physician networks, it’s the key ingredient for success, because it’s directly linked to achieving favorable outcomes. There are several different paths you can take to build physician engagement in your network. What […]


Physician Network Growth Phases – Accelerating the Performance of Your Network

HSG’s Physician Network Growth Phases provides a framework for tackling appropriate management challenges given the current growth trajectory of your Employed Physician Network, identifying six stages of network evolution and the capabilities management should be looking to build and ingrain into the organization at each stage.


Enhancing Your Employed Physician Network

HSG’s Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Terry McWilliams and Senior Manager Davis Creech attended the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration’s (ASHHRA) 2016 annual meeting. Below is a link to HSG’s presentation poster titled “Enhance Your Employed Physician Network”. The poster focuses on four of the eight key elements in building a high-performing, employed physician network, the […]