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Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Employed Physician Network

Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Employed Physician Network

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Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Employed Physician Network

Speaker: Craig Hunter, Senior VP, Coker Group

Healthcare reform continues to change the landscape of the playing field in healthcare. How do you ensure the vitality and success of your organization through these turbulent times?

Preparing your hospital-employed physician network for the next evolution of healthcare will be crucial. While employment grows, how do I align with physicians who still want to maintain their independence? Is compensation appropriately tied to production and how do you prepare for quality metrics? How do your expenses affect compensation plans? These questions and more will be addressed during this timely session. Multiple alignment strategies that will interest your medical staff will be reviewed. In addition, you'll review compensation planning, including productivity vs. non-productivity incentives, and discuss revenue cycle management and reimbursement concerns. You will not want to miss this comprehensive program!

By listening to this practical 90-minute session, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • Should you employ or consider other alignment models including PSA's?
  • How will ACOs impact your organization going forward?
  • How will future production and expenses affect compensation plans?
  • How will you prepare for quality metrics?
  • What other strategic considerations must be entertained?

Participants will review impacts on future planning including strategy, compensation, financial benchmarks and operations. This program is directed to the following individuals: Hospital CEOs/CFOs, Chief Medical Officers, Employed Physician Executive Directors, "unofficial" physician leaders within a hospital employed network, Hospital Business Development Executives, Physician Leaders in Private Practices and their Administrators.

Meet Our Expert Speaker:

Craig Hunter is Senior Vice President for Coker Group’s business development arena. He works with health systems, hospital-based networks, multi- and single-specialty groups, and independent practices, facilitating phases of integration and practice development, including mergers, strategic planning, management reviews, and negotiations. Mr. Hunter's focus encompasses network development, manpower plans, operational assessments, compensation plans, and medical staff surveys. Hunter provides integrated network services to hospitals and independent practices. Hunter regularly conducts physician need and feasibility analyses for hospitals and private practices, involving staff planning and market analysis. Assignments entail physician contract preparation, analysis, and negotiations. Hunter speaks frequently to health system and physician executives, administrators, and other healthcare personnel, and is a published author on such Practice Management topics as compensation, integration, and physician recruitment and employment.

Moderator: Nancy Collins, Publisher of The Journal of Medical Practice Management®

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