Coker Connection

Coker Connection is Coker’s premier monthly newsletter. It’s a great way to stay on top of the latest news going on in healthcare and always features two new articles by different Coker consultants. To view the most recent articles, they are included below for download.

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Revenue and Quality Integrity: A Comprehensive Approach to Coding, Compliance, and Clinical Documentation

By Ellis “Mac” Knight, MD, MBA, FACP, FACHE, FHM, Senior Vice President/CMO | Coker Group

healthcare consulting firm specialist

In this era of declining reimbursements and the growing prevalence of value-based payments, accurate reporting of clinical services, quality metrics, and risk adjustment factors is imperative for any healthcare provider. This paper presents an approach to coding, compliance, and clinical documentation to support the revenue and quality integrity (RQI) of the provider.

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Key Factors for Developing High-Potential Employees

By Ron Strieker, PhD, Executive Coach | Coker Group

Strategies for developing future talent continue to focus on the capacity of the individual to be agile and adaptable to change. Key to understanding this ability for growth is the concept of Learning Agility. We live in a dynamic, constantly evolving world where organizational agility is critical. It requires that businesses be adaptable and with systems and processes that are responsive. It calls for leaders to be “learning agile” to support the organizational design and culture.

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Past Coker Connection Newsletters

  • Revenue and Quality Integrity: A Comprehensive Approach to Coding, Compliance, and Clinical Documentation
  • Key Factors for Developing High-Potential Employees
  • Are Single-Specialty CINs as Valuable as Multispecialty CINs?
  • Mitigating Risk when Migrating from one EMR to Another
  • Direct to Employer Contracting Arrangements – A Response to Rising Premiums and Compromised Care
  • Patient Access
  • Physician Compensation Governance: Building a Good Foundation
  • Find, Develop, and Retain Successful Executive Leaders – A Three-Pronged Approach!
  • Front-End Patient Collections: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
  • Strategic Planning for Healthcare Systems and Practices
  • 2018 Updates to MACRA
  • Achieve Quality Improvement through IT Integration
  • The Dangers of an Unstable IT Infrastructure
  • Where’s the Value in Physician Practice Valuation
  • Practice Optimization: An Argument for Spending More
  • The Real Value of Executive Search
  • Four Areas to Incorporate in Your Hospital Service Line Strategic Planning
  • Long-Term Value Creation Through Effective Post-Merger Integration (And how football teams aren’t that different from hospitals pursing successful transaction strategies.)
  • Coding Compliance and wRVUs: What Lurks Beneath the Surface?
  • Coker IT Assessments: What’s Involved?
  • Relationship Status with Productivity-Based Compensation: It’s Complicated
  • Conflict Management and Successful Leadership
  • Coker ValuePathServices: Successfully Navigate the Path to Value
  • Revenue Cycle Management: It’s More Than You Think
  • Five Steps to Building a “MACRA Ready” Physician Compensation Plan
  • The Increasing Demands on Internal Recruitment Departments
  • Spring Is a Good Time to Clean Up Your Vendor Contracts
  • The Value of Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • Smoothing the Rough Spots in Patient Flow in Outpatient Practices
  • MACRA’s Medicare Part B Payments Under MIPS
  • Leadership Development and Succession Planning
  • Myth of the Median
  • Interim Management: Allow Your Organization Time to Find Expert Leadership
  • Cyber Security Lessons from 2016 and Trends for 2017

2016

  • Information Technology: A Competitive Necessity or A Competitive Advantage?
  • Benchmarking to Perfection
  • The Effect of the Election on the Healthcare Industry
  • External Value-Based Incentives: What Should You Do With Them?
  • The Importance of Accurate Cost Accounting in Healthcare Delivery
  • A Reflection on Coding and Compliance Changes
  • Prepare Your Organization for Unexpected Leadership Gaps
  • Navigating the Documentation of Community Need
  • Creating Balance between Clinical Needs and Cyber Security Policies
  • Alignment Deal-Making: Keys to a Successful Transaction
  • MACRA and MIPS in Physician Practice Valuations
  • Identifying and Retaining Leadership Talent
  • MU will Soon be a MIPS – Why and What do you need to Know?
  • The First Step on the Road to Value: The Coker ValuePath Assessment
  • Harmony – MD
  • wRVUs: Are Yours Accurate
  • Credentialing: The First Step to Revenue
  • Developing a Physician Leadership Strategy
  • Too Little? Not Too Late!
  • Bridging the Gap from Fee-for-Service to Fee-for-Value (without Losing Your Mind)
  • Physician Documentation: My, How Times Have Changed!
  • A Strategic Systematic Approach to Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA): A Living Plan for Your Community Health Improvement
  • Mitigating Organizational Stress
  • When and How to Convert to another EHR
  • Do M&A Deals Really Result in Long-Term Value Creation? Increasing Your Odds of Success