How to apply a value equation in setting compensation for specialty providers
An effective value-based compensation system for surgical specialists should not only account for the physician’s service, quality of care and financial performance, but also the extent to which the physician exhibits high standards of citizenship.
Physicians are burned out: How healthcare finance leaders can help
HFMA's Katie Gilfillan says healthcare finance and executive teams should appreciate having the oversight of where to invest dollars that builds a strategy toward a culture of health and well-being of physicians.
5 high-leverage areas for improving medical group financial performance
By examining five high-leverage areas within medical group operations, health systems can identify improvement opportunities.
COVID-19 impact on independent primary care physician practices could accelerate the shift to value based payment
Health plans are taking this opportunity to align more closely with independent PCPs, including BCBS of North Carolina, where practices’ acceptance of financial support requires them to join one of health plan’s existing ACOs.
Medicare reopens application period for Direct Contracting models
CMS opened the application process for Direct Contracting models to more providers.
Physician Compensation Systems Survey
Survey analysis reveals important learnings from a February 2020 HFMA-conducted study, sponsored by Ludi, about physician compensation.
Survey: Understanding and mitigating risk in compensating physicians
Important learnings from a February 2020 HFMA-conducted survey about physician compensation, where healthcare organization leaders offer insights on the complexities of the process.
Humana partners with private equity firm to expand its primary care capabilities
Humana employing primary care physicians will help improve financial results for its plans by increasing HCC and Stars scores (increased revenue) and reduce medical expenses by improving care management and using claims data to make referrals to lower-cost providers.
More physicians shift from MIPS to APMs in Medicare
Increasing numbers of physicians paid by Medicare are shifting from the default quality-reporting-based payment option to earning bonus payments by participating in other payment models.
Physician pay increased but productivity remained stagnant in 2018
Medical specialties saw an increase of 1.9% in median wRVU production over last year’s survey.