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Best Practices in Physician Relations

Posted by Lee Ann Lambdin on Jun 11, 2018 10:41:00 AM

Interviews with: Mitzi Kent and Dustie Maguire

Get an insider look at the organization of a successful physician relations program as shared in this interview with Stratasan and LifePoint Health. Learn about the goals and responsibilities, hiring and leadership, relationship building techniques, intelligence and information, and compliance needed to run a thriving and effective team.

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Tags: Blog, data, health, health care, health strategy, health system, healthcare, healthcare strategy, hospital, hospital strategy, hospitals, medicare, pathways, physician liaison, Physician Pathway, physician recruitment, physician referral, physician referral tool, physician relations, physician tool, Physicians, referrals, strategic growth, strategic positioning

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Time at SHSMD

Posted by Lee Ann Lambdin on Aug 23, 2016 11:14:13 AM

 

 

Like any big conference, attending the Society of Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) Connections can be an overwhelming experience. Headed into its 20th year as an event, SHSMD Connections 2016 is taking place September 11 - 14 in Chicago. With an estimated 1,400+ healthcare marketing, public relations and communications, and strategic planning professionals on-site, 60 sessions to choose from, 8 targeted learning tracks, and more than 4 hours worth of keynote sessions, it’s easy to see how this could be an enriching experience, but it can also feel like you’re drinking from a firehose.

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Tags: Blog, chicago, health care, healthcare, healthcare data, healthcare strategic planning, healthcare strategy, hospital, hospital planner, marketing development, SHSMD, strategic growth planning

8 Steps to Successful Strategic Growth Planning in Healthcare

Posted by Lee Ann Lambdin on Jul 26, 2016 11:23:30 AM

Strategic growth planning is a useful process for guiding the future of all types of organizations, but especially hospitals and healthcare systems. If your organization is seeking to grow but doesn’t have a strategic growth plan in place, it’s time to start doing the valuable work necessary to create one.

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Tags: Blog, healthcare, healthcare systems, hospital, strategic growth, strategic growth planning, strategic plan, strategic planning

Best Practices for Physician Recruitment and Data Sensitivity

Posted by Tony Camarata on Mar 24, 2016 7:06:52 AM

The misuse of physician recruitment data has become big business for the Department of Justice. Since January 2009, the DOJ has recovered a total of more than $25 billion through False Claims Act cases, with more than $16 billion of that amount recovered in cases involving fraud against federal healthcare programs. In the face of this increasing enforcement activity, thoughtful understanding and appropriate implementation of referral and recruitment data is more important than ever.  

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Tags: Blog, data sensitivity, department of justice, doctor, health care, healthcare, hospital, Pathway, physician, physician liaison, physician liaisons, Physician Pathway, physician recruitment, physician referral, physician relations, referral data, physician patterns

Hospital Pay Cuts: Breaking Down the HAC Scoring System

Posted by Jason Haley on Jan 29, 2016 8:56:41 PM

with Christian Nicholl, and Hank Neuhoff

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The Affordable Care Act was implemented to ensure that patients would have access to affordable, high quality, and safe healthcare. Regulations and measures were put in place to make certain that hospitals were meeting these newly implemented standards of care and safety. These standards, known as the Health-Acquired Conditions (HAC) requirements, have led to more in-depth scrutiny into whether hospitals are truly doing everything they can to reduce preventable infections and patient death through unnecessary complications.

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Tags: health care, health system, healthcare, healthcare budget, hospital, hospital budget, hospital budgeting, hospitals, healthcare trends

Best Practices for Managing Not-for-Profit Tax Requirements

Posted by Lee Ann Lambdin on Jan 22, 2016 11:18:14 AM

 

Not-for-profit hospital tax exemptions are under fire. Last week ModernHealthcare.com published an article on the Illinois 4th District Appellate Court ruling about a 2012 Illinois law that declares what hospitals have to do to achieve tax exemptions is unconstitutional. The law, when passed in 2012, was seen as a huge benefit for not-for-profit hospitals who now had clear standards of how to maintain their tax-exempt status. The case will go to the Illinois Supreme Court for the final ruling.

As cities and states look for additional tax revenues to run city and state budgets, not-for-profit hospitals are a big source of new revenue. Hospitals in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey have also faced challenges.

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Tags: Blog, chna, community health, healthcare, hospital, Illinois, modern healthcare, not-for-profit, Supreme Court, tax-exempt

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