Physician Practice Resources

A collection of resources that are expressly designed to help physician leaders and practice managers navigate the challenges and opportunities in this new era of health care.

Column | Leadership Skills Development
To exert influence, leaders should strive to establish credibility, reliability and empathy and know how to connect with different members of their teams.
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Blog | Value-Based Payment
While the MA Stars Rating program is a bonus program where plans can earn additional revenue for achieving high scores, quality in the Geographic Direct Contracting program is treated more like a penalty, says HFMA's Chad Mulvany.
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Trend | Social Determinants of Health
In recent years, public health and not-for-profit organizations have focused on addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and their impact on individuals’ wellness and ability to access healthcare services. Progress has been slow to d...
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Sponsored Content | Partnerships and Value
This white paper from Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services outlines how finding rehab partnership through a joint-venture or unit management can support healthcare providers, the key qualities to look for in a partner and the top questi...
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Sponsored Content | Population Health Management
This white paper from Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services explains how rehabilitation is not only a critical component of a hospital's COVID-19 strategy, but also an integral part of its long-term clinical, operational and financial s...
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Sponsored Content | Population Health Management
This guide from Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services breaks down the key differences between the levels of post-acute care, the unique benefits of inpatient rehabilitation in treating COVID-19 patients, and the opportunity to optimize y...
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News | Value-Based Payment
The Geographic Direct Contracting model will test full-risk arrangements for healthcare entities serving thousands of Medicare beneficiaries within defined geographic areas.
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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
The final rule for the CY21 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System will phase out the inpatient-only list but won’t implement steeper 340B cuts.
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News | Value-Based Payment
Final rules modifying enforcement of the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute aim to remove barriers to participation in value-based payment models.
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News | Value-Based Payment
September estimates that the Medicare hospital trust fund will be insolvent by 2024 could mean value-based payment will play a role in buttressing the fund.
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News | Value-Based Payment
The hospital readmissions reduction program incorrectly penalizes hundreds of hospitals, according to new research.
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News | Value-Based Payment
Coming changes will affect both Medicare bundled payment programs and the looming Direct Contracting program, said the director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
Given the role both Medicare and Medicaid spending play in current and projected federal deficits, spending on both will eventually need to be reduced.
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Blog | Consumerism
Healthcare organizations that have increased availability of price estimates and facilitate clear conversations about the account resolution process anecdotally report improvements in self-pay collections and patient satisfaction, says HFMA...
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Blog | Bundled Payment
Health systems will soon learn how successful their participation in the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program has been. 
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Blog | Telemedicine
Mary Jane Konstantin discusses how the telephone provides a fast, cost-effective way for nurses to provide patient care.
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Blog | Operations Management
Advisory Board’s John Johnston discusses the importance of reevaluating surgical performance to ensure you are positioned to capture new business—and deliver cost-effective care. 
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Blog | Population Health Management
Jill Powelson describes how healthcare organizations can maximize revenue opportunities for immunizations.
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Podcast

Videos

The Benefits of Behavioral Economics

The Consequences of Physician Burnout

Aligning With Physicians for Success in Value-Based Care

From the President's Desk: Joe Fifer Talks About Value Transformation

The Importance of Physician Leadership Development Programs