Physician Relationships

Maintaining the equilibrium of the physician enterprise amid rapid change is a matter of balance

To ensure the proper functioning of the physician enterprise, hospitals and health systems must establish a balance among three dimensions: The clinicians’ productivity, the capacity to provide patients with access to care when they need it, and he volume of existing and potential patients in the market.

Matthew Bates July 21, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: 23% of COVID-19 patients have a post-COVID symptom 30 days after first being diagnosed, large study finds

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Top symptoms affecting long-haul COVID-19 patients, positive findings about patient experiences at HOPDs and ASCs, and a survey showing favorable physician attitudes regarding telemedicine.

Deborah Filipek July 15, 2021

Report finds fewer than a third of physicians continue to practice independently

About 70% of physicians were employed by health systems or corporate entities such as private equity firms and health plans at the start of 2021.

Nick Hut July 2, 2021

Why the physician’s office, not the ED, is a health system’s true front door

As revenue from inpatient care continues to decline as a percentage of total revenue, health system leaders should acknowledge the pivotal role physicians play in bringing patients into their systems.

Matthew Bates June 25, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: More ransomware attacks mean hospitals and health systems will likely have to increase investment in IT security

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: A jump in ransomware attacks may move hospitals to increase IT security, surprise-billing concerns prevent some from seeking the COVID-19 vaccine, and physician shortages spur plan to allow more international candidates.

Deborah Filipek June 3, 2021

Why benchmarks should not be the sole guide for setting physician compensation

Healthcare organizations that rely on survey benchmark data alone when setting physician compensation may be risking budgets and relationships with physicians, especially in times of great uncertainty. Instead, they should adopt an approach more tailored to their unique circumstances

Stuart J. Schaff, FHFMA, CVA June 1, 2021

New milestones in healthcare’s evolution signal the need for a new look at integrated delivery systems

Given the waves of change that have swept over healthcare in recent years, it’s time to step back and think again about integration – and how to optimize care and maximize its impact.

Keith D. Moore, MCP June 1, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: Physicians say their trust in the U.S. healthcare system, along with confidence in healthcare executives and leaders, declined during the pandemic

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The share of physicians who trust the U.S. healthcare system falls, the hospital-at-home sector is poised for growth, and an analysis details disparities in mental health diagnoses in the U.S.

Deborah Filipek May 27, 2021

Experts raise concerns about hospital merger-and-acquisition activity but differ on how Congress should respond

During a recent Senate hearing, a hospital advocate responded to criticism of consolidation stemming from mergers among hospitals and hospital acquisitions of physician practices.

Nick Hut May 24, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: Hospitals ignoring federal price transparency rules get warning letters from CMS

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: CMS letters warn hospitals to abide by price transparency rules, fewer mental health services are available during the pandemic and the number of private-practice physicians undergoes a historic shift.

HFMA May 14, 2021
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