Thought Leadership – Physician Network Optimization
Physician burnout is rampant and affects up to 50% of practicing physicians. Undertaking primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive efforts can mitigate burnout evolution and the degree of impact on both physicians and the organization.
Many health systems struggle with managing patient retention within their system of locations and loyal providers. Faced with poor data on patient behavior that limits strategic insight, health systems frequently find themselves going down one of three paths: They rely on state-level inpatient market share data to draw conclusions about where patients in their market […]
The 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule promulgated several changes that benefit Physician Practices and Employed Physician Networks.
Webinar: Employed Physician Networks – A Strategic Guide to Building Strategic Advantage, Value, and Financial Sustainability
Building a great employed physician network is the best chance most executives have to improve the health in their community. In this webinar we will review HSG’s breakthrough book Employed Physician Networks: A Guide for Building Strategic Advantage, Value and Financial Sustainability. The book, published by ACHE, provides practical advice on how to accelerate the […]
Most health systems and hospitals are struggling to build or maintain employed networks which are financially sustainable. In this webinar, HSG reviews its approach to assessing network performance, defining opportunities for improvement, building focused action plans to attack the problem areas, and implementing those plans to ensure the benefits are achieved. This webinar will be […]
In a deep dive into what constitutes a successful manpower planning strategy, this white paper presents a set of 12 questions health system executives should be asking and answering in order to develop an effective and executable physician manpower plan, with a few being: How many physicians must we employ (or align ourselves with) in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]