Thought Leadership – Physician Strategy

Bipartisan Budget Act’s Impact on Hospital Plans and Strategies

On November 2, 2015, after Congressional and White House budget negotiations, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“the Act”). Section 603 of the Act mandates that new off-campus Hospital Outpatient Departments (“HOPDs”) established on or after the date of enactment (November 2, 2015) will not be eligible for reimbursement under […]

Case Study: Building a Common Vision with Employed Physicians

Executive Summary St. Claire Regional in Morehead, Kentucky employs over 75 physicians and other providers. As the group expanded, a physician leadership group was created with the objective of integrating the various practices and defining group direction. Significant progress was made, but had plateaued and progress slowed. HSG helped the physicians and executives define their […]

Physician Strategy: 10 Priorities for 2016

This article lays out 10 priorities for improving the performance of employed physician networks during 2016. Reimbursement shifts from CMS and private insurers mean health systems today are facing a turbulent environment.  Employed physician networks remain your best asset for addressing these challenges.  We recommend working with your physician leaders to determine which of these […]

Women’s Health Strategy: Are You Staying on Top of National Trends?

Like the times, the nation’s demographics, social mores and care standards are changing. So when was the last time you updated your women’s health service line’s strategic plan? If it’s gathering dust on the shelf, we recommend taking a proactive approach to managing women’s health by creating a strategy that addresses: leadership; physician engagement; market […]

The Lowdown on Provider-Based Billing and Site Neutrality

    This article covers the new provider-based billing regulations that went into effect on November 2, 2015 with the Bipartisan Budget Act.   The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“the Act”) into law.  Section 603 of the Act mandates that new […]

Webinar: Creating a Shared Vision with Your Physician Network

Learn how to develop a shared vision statement for your physician network that fosters the strong physician engagement required for value-based reimbursement. Geared to the hospital C-suite and physician practice management, this one-hour webinar examines the role a shared vision statement can play in creating a physician network culture grounded in joint goals, coordinated action […]

Webinar: Managing at the Speed of Change: Strategic Considerations You Must Address in 2016

Value-based reimbursement is rapidly moving from scary concept to scary reality. Join Managing Partner David Miller and Senior Manager Travis Ansel for this 60-minute webinar that: provides a year-end review of the healthcare environment highlights new challenges hospitals and health systems will face in 2016 helps you think through the issues you must master to […]

5 Reasons Physician Networks Fail and How to Fix Them

REASON 1: Lack of a group culture and effective physician leadership. THE FIX: Form a Physician Advisory Council composed of 7-11 physicians with a representative cross-section of all major disciplines in the group. The Advisory Council should be charged with: Bringing a “group practice” mentality to your physician network; Assessing and setting standards for quality […]

Why Physician Employment Doesn’t Translate Into Loyalty or Alignment? Culture Trumps Strategy Every Time!

Now that the ink is drying on our new physician’s contract, we should be all set, right? Maybe. Maybe not. Look at the results of your employee engagement surveys and the effort that you expend generating more engaged (aka aligned) employees. Why should physicians be any different? But he agreed to be employed in our […]

Webinar: The 9 Key Components of an Effective Physician Integration Strategy

What makes a physician strategy successful – and what makes it fail?   The biggest reason plans fail is because, while they typically define how the organization will Develop physician relationships, they don’t detail how their Implementation and Management. During this 20-minute webinar, Director Travis Ansel:   Reveals the nine key components of an effective physician strategy; Demonstrates how to identify […]