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Episode 10: Physician Compensation Round Table Discussion

Justin Chamblee, Jon Morris and Stephen Ross join Mark for a round table discussion on physician compensation strategies. Mark moderates the discussion as Justin, Jon and Stephen outline current trends in designing and managing physician compensation plans, the strategic elements of physician compensation plan design, and the impact of value-based reimbursement on physician compensation […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|

Does Your HIT Vendor Contract Leave Your Organization Exposed and at Risk?

While no practice, hospital, or health system can ever be wholly guarded against cybersecurity threats or risks, health information technology (HIT) vendors represent one of the highest risk areas in an organization’s cybersecurity structure. Vendor contracts are an appropriate place to address cybersecurity and establish requirements for vendors to reduce the risk of exposure.

Performing […]

By |July 20th, 2018|

Assess the Health of Your Practice Operations

By Jeff Gorke, Senior Vice President | Coker Group

Whether you are “concerned, yet cruising” (e.g., maintaining healthy margins), or you suspect significant fissures within your physician organization, an assessment of your operations is beneficial. Operational assessments provide a baseline determining areas of operational inefficiencies and their cause(s) while offering quantifiable results.

Coker provides both full […]

By |July 19th, 2018|

Episode 9: Top 10 Lessons Learned from First-to-Second Generation Transactions

Max Reiboldt and Michael Barry join Mark to discuss the Top 10 Lessons Learned from First-to-Second Generation Transactions. Max oversees Coker Group’s services and the general operations of the firm, and provides sound financial, strategic and tactical solutions to hospitals, medical practices, health systems, and other healthcare entities through keen analysis and problem solving. […]

By |July 19th, 2018|

Key Points About Risk Adjustment of Quality and Cost Data

Almost every provider I’ve ever known claims that their patients are more complex and challenging to manage than others. This perspective is especially true when providers review quality or cost efficiency data that shows them performing lower than their peers.

The good news is that CMS has a system to account for clinical complexity and […]

By |July 18th, 2018|

Is Your Healthcare IT Up To Par? Why IT Assessments are Beneficial

Information technology (IT) assessments are critical in healthcare for several reasons. Since the widespread implementation of electronic medical record (EMR) systems over the past few years, many health organizations need to ensure their current technologic bandwidth can handle such an increase of usage. Assessments provide windows to help identify processes, user (Front Office/Back Office […]

By |July 17th, 2018|

Comprehensive Executive Search Should Include Leadership Cultural Assessment

An adage in the search world goes something like this: “Candidates are hired for skills and experience but fired for fit.” Seldom do you hear that a leader didn’t work out because they lacked the skills or experience needed to do the job. Rather, you may frequently hear comments like:

“She just didn’t fit […]

By |July 16th, 2018|

MACRA Implementation: Have you Established a Plan to Succeed?

By now, most organizations participating in The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the groundbreaking CMS payment model, have reported their first year of data. They are awaiting their results to see how Medicare provider payments will be adjusted once MACRA fully kicks in, as of January 2018.

The most foresighted organizations, […]

By |July 13th, 2018|

Is Your Talent Pipeline Full, Half Empty, or Totally Dry? Developing Internal and External Talent

As healthcare organizations continue to deal with the increasing speed of change, one constant is the need to create sustainability within the organization. A critical component of stability and ongoing success is the talent level of the organization’s future leaders. It is vital, therefore, to develop a steady pipeline of capable employees to ensure […]

By |July 12th, 2018|

Episode 8: Espresso Shot #2: Five Fatal Mistakes of an IT Contract

Jeffery Daigrepont joins Mark to discuss the fatal mistakes of healthcare IT vendor contracting. Jeffery speaks often on this subject and is intimately familiar with the potential pitfalls of electronic health record vendor contracts.

Episode Synopsis

Jeffery provides his insight on the top five mistakes committed during vendor contract negotiations and what to avoid, even if […]

By |July 12th, 2018|