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.

Live Webinar | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
After delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the CY21 rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule has been finalized. This session will help you understand the key policy changes and what you should be considering as you prepare your...
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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 | 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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Blog | Clinical Decision Support
Joe Guerriero explores provider use of evidence-based clinical decision support tools.
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Blog | Physician Relationships
Karin Chernoff Kaplan and Rich Chasinoff underscore the importance for a hospital entering a co-management agreement with physicians of clearly defining the services the physicians will provide under the agreement. 
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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