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Sourcing Candidates: How to Identify Qualified Leaders

“Sourcing” refers to finding job candidates through the use of recruiting techniques. The critical step of discovering candidates is performed by either an internal recruiter, agency, or designated sourcing professional. Sourcing candidates to identify talented individuals for your organization should be one of the highest priorities for your Human Resources/Talent Acquisition function.

Why is sourcing […]

By |August 27th, 2018|

EHR-to-EHR Conversions: There’s a Lot to Know!

So you’ve outgrown your Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, or your software vendor can no longer keep up with quality requirements, or worse, your healthcare organization is merging with a larger system. An EHR-to-EHR conversion may be in your future for a variety of reasons. In any case, EHR conversions are becoming commonplace with […]

By |August 24th, 2018|

Provider Compensation in Rural Markets: Top 5 Lessons Learned

By Jon Morris, Manager | Coker Group

Over the past four years, I have worked with over a dozen provider compensation design and strategy projects for hospitals in rural markets. The smallest of these hospitals had one employed provider and the largest employed 50 providers. I learned many lessons through these engagements, but five primary […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|

Enhance Your Executive Compensation Model to Improve Retention and Recruitment

As the competition for experienced healthcare executives increases, the proper executive compensation model can help retain and recruit leaders. Though this statement may seem like common sense, you may be unsure of where to begin in assessing your organization’s plans, especially in contrast to others.

A strategic approach to executive compensation will help ensure the […]

By |August 21st, 2018|

3 Critical Elements for Building an Effective Human Firewall

As required by section 13402(e)(4) of the HITECH Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) must post a list of breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals. What can you do to protect your organization’s PHI? How can you ramp up your […]

By |August 20th, 2018|

Episode 11: Revenue and Quality Integrity: A Comprehensive Approach to Coding, Compliance, and Clinical Documentation

Dr. Mac Knight joins Mark to discuss Coker’s comprehensive approach to coding, compliance and clinical documentation known as revenue and quality integrity (RQI). As a former clinician, Dr. Knight is familiar with the challenges physicians face during the clinical documentation process and importance of proper coding from both a compliance and billing standpoint.

Episode Synopsis

Mark […]

By |August 16th, 2018|

Coker Group has added Brandt Jewell as a Senior Vice President to lead their Physician Services Group

Brandt Jewell has joined Coker Group as a Senior Vice President to lead the Physician Services group, which provides operations, strategy, and practice management solutions for hospitals, health systems, and medical groups. Based in Nashville, TN, Jewell’s expertise extends across all areas of management consulting, strategic advisory, and financial services for healthcare provider organizations […]

By |August 16th, 2018|

Developing Management Services Organizations for Private Practices: The Newest Version of Strength in Numbers?

One reason providers seek alignment with a health system is their desire to step away from all non-medical business functions and focus solely on their clinical expertise. However, when providers pursue this alternative, they may not retain the same level of autonomy they historically enjoyed as they will in their new situation as an […]

By |August 15th, 2018|

Health System Practice Investment: What’s the Cost?


By Stephen Ross, Senior Manager | Coker Group

Health systems generally incur some level of investment in their employed physician network due to numerous operational and accounting-related variables. A question that health system executives often ask is “What is the appropriate level of investment per employed physician?” This concern is valid and calls for caution […]

By |August 9th, 2018|

Vendor Selection and Negotiating EHR Vendor Contracts


By Denise McNairy-Dixon, Staff Consultant | Coker Group

From time to time, practices and hospitals face the task of acquiring and implementing a new EHR system. Some may find that their current EHR system does not align with their scalability, requirements, or vendor support needed by the organization. When system replacement is inevitable, it is […]

By |August 9th, 2018|