This article describes using a two-phase approach to conducting physician practice assessments and determining the cause of practice losses. If you want to improve your physician network’s performance, you have to accurately diagnose key problems. We recommend conducting regular network assessments using a two-phase, broad-to-specific approach. Phase One: Cast a Wide Net During phase one […]
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Each year the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) sends a survey to over 1,000 hospital CEOs in hopes of learning something new about what’s on the minds of our nation’s hospital leaders. For the past 10 years running, the number one concern has been “Financial Challenges.” Beneath this underlying concern exists a myriad of […]
Clients are reporting a growing awareness by their Boards of losses per physician in hospital employed networks. With average losses approaching $200K, many systems are finding that shrinking margins and uncertainty about the impact of health reform are again focusing attention on mounting red ink in employed networks and senior leaders are being challenged for […]