Monthly Archives: May 2012

Upcoming Hospital Reimbursement Changes

 Hospitals will be facing some considerable reimbursement changes under health reform that could affect their bottom-line. All of the changes in reimbursement will be tied to a hospital’s performance. The hospital performance areas will include value-based purchasing (VBP), re-admissions, and … Continue reading

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ES4P Welcomes New Advisory Board member

It is with pleasure that the Directors and Faculty of Essential Seminars for Physicians, LLC (ES4P) welcome Howard Francis, M.D., M.B.A. as our newest Advisory Board member. Dr. Francis is a Neurotologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He will provide … Continue reading

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ACOs and PCMHs Likely to Fail

In an April 2012 article published in Managed Care magazine, Regina Herzlinger, a professor of business administration at Harvard predicts that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) are likely to fail. Professor Herzlinger thinks that with some … Continue reading

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Communication and Teamwork or Respect?

 Recently, there was an article in FierceHealthcare about doctor-nurse relationships. In it, an incident was recounted where a physician berated a young nurse in a caustic and superior tone that was heard by everyone nearby. The physician later apologized for … Continue reading

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Financial Pain?

 My uncle, who was a physician, once told me that people do not change or seek relief until their pain becomes unbearable. It does not matter if the pain is physical or mental. Only when the pain becomes unbearable; i.e., … Continue reading

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