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Is Physician Mistrust Souring Your Growth Strategy?

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

When physician practices merge or integrate with hospitals or health systems, healthcare leaders say integration of practice teams and compensation are the biggest challenges. In reality, though, trust is at the heart of successful mergers of physician practices—and lack of trust contributes greatly to failure. >>>


Editor's Picks

Fighting the Tide Against Independent Physicians

Independent physician practices are slowly fading away, and with the advent of healthcare reform, the pace may be about to get much quicker. One group is trying to give doctors tools to remain independent. >>>

Health Plans Must Prep for Consumer-Oriented Business Model

The coming shift from the B2B model to a consumer-oriented retail model will require that health plans rethink much of what they do today. But health plans don't need to reinvent the wheel, just begin to adopt the practices of successful retailers. >>>

Spine Surgeons Waste Millions On Opened, Unused Implant Devices

Surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center estimate that more than $126 million a year is spent nationwide by spine surgeons improperly using or disposing of medical implant devices, but say that waste easily can be avoided. >>>

Stop Letting Poor Scheduling Bleed Hospital Payrolls

A poorly designed labor scheduling system will end up costing healthcare providers by way of higher absenteeism and turnover, says one human resources expert. She offers tips on effective scheduling, including aligning business needs with workforce needs. >>>

Finance Headlines

Readmission penalties cut deeper at urban hospitals

The Tennessean, November 14, 2011

CMS says new analytics are model for future fraud and abuse system

Government Health IT, November 11, 2011

Margins in Jeopardy as 5010, ICD-10 Deadlines Loom

HealthLeaders Media, November 11, 2011

Tying hospital payments to patient satisfaction

The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2011

Study raises questions about 'bundling' to pay docs

The Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2011

Health Plans Step Into Retail Operations

HealthLeaders Media, November 8, 2011

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>

Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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