As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, hospitals and health systems need to think about ways to temporarily increase physical inpatient capacity.
The rulings of two legal cases influenced the 2019 revisions to the Stark and Anti-Kickback rules and have implications for productivity incentives.
Compensation increases signal the importance hospitals and health systems are placing on the role of primary care and advanced practice providers as fundamental enablers of population health.
There are two new PCI payment arrangements for primary care physicians (PCPs) to choose between: Primary Care First (PCF) and Direct Contracting (DC).
Concierge medicine is an attractive option for providers. Under a concierge model, providers can reduce panel size and offer more services to patients.
ECG’s Jennifer Moody talks about physician supply, recruitment, and productivity. She shares her insights regarding recent trends and client challenges.
Medicare, commercial payers and employer groups are demanding reduced healthcare costs. Providers must be responsive and proactive to keep them all happy.
Previously, we discussed how to improve underperforming comanagement arrangements. What about those arrangements that are succeeding and enhancing an organization’s quality, patient satisfaction, and costs: what’s next? Here are three possible strategies to help grow volume, improve profitability, and solidify alignment with physicians.
Comanagement arrangements have been with us for a long time, and their popularity as a hospital-physician alignment tactic intensified early this decade. Many organizations saw comanagement as a way to quickly improve the overall performance of certain service lines and be ready to perform better under bundled care and other value-based payment arrangements. For most, mission accomplished; quality has improved, patient satisfaction scores are better, and costs are better managed.
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