Hospitals and health systems have increasingly employed physicians rather than physicians owning their own practice, which has caused a fundamental shift.
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promoting a team-based culture will lead employed networks to pursue non-productivity incentives within the physician compensation model.
Small changes to wRVU rates have a big impact on providers’ paychecks, organizations’ income statements, and potential compliance risks.
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As depicted in the graph below, HSG believes that all hospital-owed physician networks progress along an evolutionary path, from “Novice” to “High-Performing”, with most struggling to emerge from Operational Chaos. HSG’s HFMA webinar on April 20, 2017, (click here to view) took a broad look at performance improvement and, specifically, a process to discover operational […]
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, […]
Hospitals and health systems must be cognizant of the risks associated with “compensation stacking”, a term used to describe the cumulative effect on fair market value and commercial reasonableness as a result of multiple, individual arrangements with a physician, or a single arrangement with multiple individual components. As closer alignment between hospitals and physicians is […]
As reimbursement shifts to value, is your physician compensation plan keeping up with the changes? Programs like Value-Based Purchasing, Readmission Penalties, and Hospital Acquired Conditions Penalties are holding hospitals accountable for quality, satisfaction, and outcome measures. To be successful under programs today, hospitals must engage physicians to manage and improve the processes that influence these […]