Monthly Archives: April 2011

Healthcare Reform Pits Physicians Against Hospitals

In an article published by Health Leaders Media on April 21, 2011 it was reported that according to a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers US, more than 90% of the physician surveyed said, “they should be involved in more executive leadership … Continue reading

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Medical Providers Can Earn Incentives from Multiple CMS Programs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has published more answers to their frequently asked questions concerning the electronic health records (EHRs) incentive program; including the affect of health care providers participating in CMS’s other reporting incentive programs. CMS has implemented … Continue reading

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The Health Care Customer

A customer is an entity, individual, or group that initiates a decision to purchase an item or service.  It is an easy concept to grasp. We can all see ourselves going to the closest big box store to purchase the … Continue reading

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CMS Releases Proposed Rule for Accountable Care Organizations

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which would use Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to achieve savings in the Medicare fee-for-service program. The realized savings would be split between the government and the ACO. … Continue reading

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“You’re driving us crazy. You’ve got to back off.”

Harvard Business Review            March 2011 The entire issue this month involves failure.  This article is about the downfall to micromanaging.  I included it because physicians have a need to involve themselves in decisions at every level of their organization. Doug … Continue reading

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