White Papers

Physician Manpower Planning

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 […]

Management and Infrastructure Development

In recent years, the number of physicians employed by hospitals has exploded, and the size of those employed networks have seen equal amounts of growth. Often, an employed network may have doubled or tripled in size from 30 providers to 100+ providers. In many cases, the management and executive talent required to lead these multimillion […]

Clinical Practice Transformation

“Care Transformation” and “Clinical Practice Transformation” are terms that are swirling around the healthcare industry. Many individuals we encounter are not sure exactly what they mean, how to pursue them, or how they are linked to other popular phrases such as “population health management.” Some of the confusion arises because we seek short phrases – […]

Shared Vision: Roadmap

Why develop a shared vision? Isn’t it easier for a leader to create his or her vision for the future and just tell everyone where the organization is going? Assuredly it’s easier, but creating a vision in isolation and dictating it to subordinates may result in the vision not being fully embraced by the organization […]

From Operational Chaos to High-Performing: The Right Path for Your Physician Network

Over the past few years, most hospital and health system physician networks have been in an accelerated growth mode – some in an all-out buying spree, taking all comers.  These networks are finding themselves mired in operational chaos and experiencing huge financial losses —  their growth in size and scope outstripping the capabilities of the network’s management […]

Accelerating Progress in Your Physician Network – How HSG Can Support Your Growth

Spurred by the need for better integration and the need to protect volumes, billions have been invested by hospitals and health systems in physician practices. In many cases, the result has been massive losses for the system with few of the benefits promised by integration. Rather than creating effective, multi-specialty groups, health systems are saddled […]

Physician Network Growth Phases – Accelerating the Performance of Your Network

HSG’s Physician Network Growth Phases provides a framework for tackling appropriate management challenges given the current growth trajectory of your Employed Physician Network, identifying six stages of network evolution and the capabilities management should be looking to build and ingrain into the organization at each stage.

Preserving Your Hospital’s Independence

In HSG’s strategy work with hospitals, a frequent topic of discussion is alignment with a healthcare system. Sometimes, our team needs to evaluate alternative partners while other times we are advising clients on whether they should join a large healthcare system or not. The push for consolidation is an obvious focus in the industry, with […]

Effective Revenue Cycle Management in Your Network

Revenue Cycle Management for your physician network has become more complex. Bigger groups increase the scale and complexity of processes, Stagnant reimbursements make it imperative that your practices collect what they deserve, Electronic Health Records create potential glitches, Evolving local carrier determinations (LCD) creates challenges, Payer credentialing becomes higher risk as your network grows, and Compliance […]

Succeeding in Value-Based Care: Building a Sustainable CIN

  This 20-page guide covers legal issues; the 8 core elements for success with tips and examples; and leveraging your clinically integrated network’s capabilities during development. If your hospital or health system hasn’t already jumped on the clinical integration bandwagon, now’s the time to get started. Congress and CMS have set an aggressive goal for […]

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