Case Study: Avoid Stark Issues via 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Physician Network Bleeding Cash? Turn It Around in 100 Days

HSG’s focus on physician network management has given us real insights into the operational and management challenges faced by hospitals. Those challenges vary, depending on which Growth Phase your network is in. Many of our clients are in Growth or Operational Chaos modes, when common performance issues and their causes include:   Performance Issue Drivers/Cause Physicians Don’t […]

Webinar: Physician Compensation: Laying the Groundwork for Clinical Integration

Physician compensation is an important component of physician aligment.  In the drive to build clinically integrated networks, one obstacle hospitals and healthcare systems must overcome is ensuring that ALL participating providers are working toward the same goals. During this 45-minute webinar, HSG discusses: The basic structure of clinically integrated networks; The operating and payment structure of common network […]

Strategy Tips from “67 Tips for a High-Performing Physician Network”

Defining your strategy and creating a common understanding with your physicians is a crucial first step to building a high-performing group. Aligning it so that it supports your organizational strategy is likewise crucial. Tip 1: Align group and organizational strategy. As you start the process, executive and physician leaders should first review the organization’s plan […]

7 Steps for Adding Advanced Practitioners to Physician Networks

  This is the first of a two-part series on using advanced practitioners in physician networks. The second article covers advanced practitioner compensation, including the development of productivity and quality metrics.   The first decision to make when adding advanced practitioners to your network is deciding which type – Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician Assistant – […]

Onboarding New Physicians: The Value of a 100-Day Plan

At HSG, one of our major services is managing and operating hospital employed physician networks. As our management activities have grown, we’ve developed a management tool dubbed our “100-day plan.” This process has forced us to identify and implement key action items essential to establish the direction for the group practice going forward.  Through the […]