In order to stay abreast of the latest news and trends in this fast changing environment, we decided to start a blog. The Coker Group Report allows our consultants the opportunity to share postings on their thoughts and insights on topics relevant to everyone who is interested in healthcare.
Are you ready to change to a new EHR system for your medical practice? At some point, you may want or need to make that switch. Whatever your reason for moving to a new system, you have a legal obligation to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your complete patient data for seven […]
Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC), a risk adjustment model that has been around for years, has attained heightened visibility since Medicare Advantage Plans began to require Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) scores for reimbursement. Understanding how to manage your organizations RAF scores accurately can be your key to success for performance in value-based contracts.
The RAF score […]
Pursuing Patient Access: Explore Strategies to Maximize Value for Patients, Providers, and Health Systems
Patient access is a complex issue that plagues provider groups of all types, many of which acknowledge opportunities for improvement but are not sure how best to address it. Patients want to access the care they need promptly, but managing patient access is more multifaceted than provider availability alone. Throwing resources at the problem […]
Whether reviewing a hospital or employed physician network, the devil is in the details when examining the health of the Revenue Cycle (RC) ecosystem. Sometimes figures and reports don’t tell the entire story. What may appear as a sound measurement of days in accounts receivable (e.g., 30 days) can actually mask systemic problems in […]
In days past, hospitals, healthcare systems, and their medical staffs could afford to exist in separate but parallel tracks, intersecting only when necessary to deliver clinical care. As value-based reimbursements, especially those involving both upside and downside risk, become more standard, and providers realize that risk is shifting onto them, they must learn how […]
Do you ever wonder how the same software can perform exceptionally at one location and create chaos at another? Does your vendor ever claim that no one else is having the same technical problems like yours? Do you feel frustrated when the software vendor, the hardware vendor, and the support vendor start pointing fingers […]
By now, most MACRA participants have reported their data for 2017 and are gearing up to do so in 2018. Coker Group has a team of experts who can help you with this task. We can ensure that your MACRA reporting process is an effective part of your overall plan to succeed under MACRA […]
“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 […]
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 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 […]