Physician Strategy

Co-Management: An Option to ACOs

With the anticipated release of the ACO regulations, hospitals were provided with another reason to prepare for the payment reforms that are set to become reality in the next five years. Whether you implement an ACO or you don’t, rewarding providers for quality and efficiency is a must. There are several ways to achieve this […]

Transitioning to ACOs: Six Strategies To Implement NOW

“But what should I be doing NOW?” Several CEOs have asked us that question, as they struggle with how to make an effective transition from a market that incents volume to one that incents quality and efficiency. We can’t stress enough the importance of preparing NOW for the new incentive structure. Those that aren’t are […]

A Primary Care Solution

Do you have a shortage of primary care physicians? Rarely do we find a client or community where the answer is no. This reality is creating challenges for patients, hospitals, and specialists alike. By aggressively restructuring your staff, modifying the mix, and modifying the physician’s role, you can start to address underlying issues. It makes […]

Assessing Your ACO Preparedness

Our ACO Preparedness Assessment begins with education about the ACO model for your administrative team and board members, and then subsequently involves seven steps to assessing your readiness for ACO development and implementation: Physician Readiness Survey Through our Physician Readiness Survey, distributed via email to your medical staff, we assess physician awareness and grasp of […]
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Primary Care Strategy: Will Your ACO Fail Because You Lack One?

Preparing for the Value-Based Care Organization (ACO) model is becoming a reality for hospitals and health systems across the country, and addressing how to react to the upcoming changes is floating to the top of senior executive agendas. This movement is gaining momentum as executives recognize that the current fee-for-service model of reimbursement is unsustainable […]

Core Competencies for a Successful ACO

Understanding the ACO Movement The background information on the ACO movement is included the white paper. The paper addresses the factors driving the movement to ACOs, systemic challenges, current initiatives, and the expertise required to be successful. As part of the assessment, eight key success factors have been identified. Those are: Coordination of care among […]

Building Mutual Success Through Physician Alignment

Hospitals are focusing intensely on their physician alignment efforts, and our firm is helping many of them with that focus. In thinking about that challenge and the puzzle pieces that must be in place to achieve success, it is clear that there is a hierarchy of issues to address. This article outlines those elements of […]

Maximizing Service Line Growth

Building and maintaining strong service lines is central to growth and can require significant investment. And, with today’s economic climate magnifying risk, strategically defining your investments within a service line could not be more important. Your physician leaders will have great insights into the investments that will maximize value, and their input is certainly crucial. […]

Trends in Physician Alignment Strategies

Over the past couple of years, our firm has completed fifteen client engagements that focused on physician alignment strategy. These projects were each tailored to the unique needs of the individual organizations and their diverse markets (in 12 different states). But, as you might expect, there were common trends.  We analyzed the final recommendations, as […]