Building comprehensive physician strategy and manpower development

Background Our Client was a large tertiary health system in the Midwest with an employed provider network that encompasses the majority of the active hospital medical staff. Historically, decisions about physician and advanced practitioner recruitment had been made by a multitude of executives for varying reasons, with the employed provider network driving its own strategy […]

Five Referral Leakage Metrics Your Network Should Track

Claims data is being utilized by many healthcare organizations to support strategic initiatives and is often leveraged to develop revenue and market share growth goals. At a more granular level, physician network growth objectives should also be leveraging this level of data. Identifying key performance metrics, developing baseline measures, and reviewing metric progress regularly should […]

Management and Infrastructure Development

In recent years, the number of physicians employed by hospitals has exploded, and the size of those employed networks have seen equal amounts of growth. Often, an employed network may have doubled or tripled in size from 30 providers to 100+ providers. In many cases, the management and executive talent required to lead these multimillion […]

Physician Manpower Planning in the Era of Employment – Are you Asking the Right Questions?

Traditionally, physician needs assessments addressed the community’s need for doctors. This approach still meets some strategic needs of health systems, and some hospitals still use that data to decide what private practice recruitment efforts can be supported with income guarantees. However, employment of providers is prompting hospital leaders to ask a different set of questions. These […]

Webinar: How to Build The Right Management Infrastructure for Your Physician Network

The 2017 MGMA DataDive Cost and Revenue Report indicates an economic advantage for effectively incorporating non-physician providers (NPPs) into the care delivery model.  The evolving physician shortage points to the inevitable need to progressively incorporate NPPs into the care delivery model.  Patients are progressively receptive to NPP care.  Why then do many of us have […]

Reducing Employed Physician Network Losses and Creating Financial Sustainability

Many hospitals are increasingly challenged by the financial performance of their employed physician networks. As these networks grow, the concern about financial performance moves to the forefront, with the losses becoming an increasingly visible drag on the system’s overall profitability. This, in turn, puts pressure on health system and physician network leadership to, at a […]

Clinical Practice Transformation

“Care Transformation” and “Clinical Practice Transformation” are terms that are swirling around the healthcare industry. Many individuals we encounter are not sure exactly what they mean, how to pursue them, or how they are linked to other popular phrases such as “population health management.” Some of the confusion arises because we seek short phrases – […]

The Value of a Team-Based Care Delivery

Clinical Practice Transformation is touted as the path to achieving the best care delivery model of the future– A team-based care delivery model…A care delivery model that utilizes clinical support team members at the top of their license and capabilities during the patient care delivery process…A care delivery model that shifts some of the patient […]

Many hospitals are relying on third party, Fair Market Value opinions as they review their anesthesia subsidies. This has become an issue as groups request additional financial support to meet hospitals’ staff and call requirements.

Does Your Employed Provider Network Need a “Check Up”

  Many of our clients are seeking to improve the operational effectiveness of their employed provider networks. Some clients have experienced aggressive growth, which has outpaced their ability to develop the appropriate infrastructure. Others are attempting to curb mounting losses. Addressing such issues requires performing a “check-up” of your network in the form of operational […]