Thought Leadership – Physician Network Optimization


Case Study: Avoid Stark Issues through Contract Management

This case study shows how a physician contract management system can help hospitals uncover Stark issues and smooth the contract negotiation process. Background A community hospital in the Northeast was struggling to manage its contractual relationships with employed and independent physicians. Hospital leadership did not have a systematic approach to creating or managing physician deals, […]


Accelerating Progress in Your Physician Network – How HSG Can Support Your Growth

Spurred by the need for better integration and the need to protect volumes, billions have been invested by hospitals and health systems in physician practices. In many cases, the result has been massive losses for the system with few of the benefits promised by integration. Rather than creating effective, multi-specialty groups, health systems are saddled […]


Webinar: Building a Strategic Vision for Your Employed Network

Leveraging an employed physician network in a value-based care environment requires a cohesive group exhibiting a common purpose and culture. Converting a collection of disparate, autonomous practices into a unified whole requires strategic energy. Jointly establishing a common group vision with dedicated physician leadership defines strategies to achieve that end. Objectives: Participants will understand the […]


Accelerating Progress in Your Physician Network

Spurred by the need for better integration, and the need to protect volumes, billions have been invested by hospitals and health systems in physician practices. HSG’s focus is on helping produce value from those investments by evolving your physician network. HSG’s Physician Network Growth Phases Curve defines the stages of your network’s evolutionary progress. As […]


Webinar: Has Your Employed Physician Network Outgrown its Leadership?

Rapid growth in the size and complexity of multi-specialty, multi-site, employed physician networks has created significant management challenges, frequently outstripping the knowledge and skills of existing network leadership.  Today, these multi-million dollar organizations require the leadership abilities of CEO-level talent, coupled with an in-depth, working knowledge of physician practices.  And the talent pool for this […]


Webinar: Transforming Operational Chaos into a High-Performing Physician Network

Physician network losses threaten the financial performance of healthcare organizations and impact their ability to confidently face new market challenges. Diagnosing problem areas and implementing a plan for improvement is critical to positioning the organization for success. At this point in their evolution (“Operational Chaos”), networks benefit from a comprehensive operational assessment supported by detailed […]


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 […]