Insights from Ludi

Are you looking at your total physician investment? Should you be?

Posted by Gail Peace on Feb 6, 2018 10:04:00 AM

Over the past two decades the number of physicians employed by hospitals has increased exponentially. Employment is one form of physician alignment but there is a whole other bucket that is surprisingly large, let’s call it everything else. Everything else includes medical directorships, teaching agreements, committee work, co-management agreements, on-call and hospital based services. So here is our calculation:

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Topics: physician investment

The Missing Link: Hospital infrastructure for capturing physician spend

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Jan 23, 2018 10:22:00 AM

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Who’s on first to quote Abbot and Costello…..hospital and health systems are notorious for having silos. We are witnesses to health systems acquiring other hospitals which continues to increase the silo effect and more layers of disconnect. With physician agreements, the complexity is intense and a gap for hospital operations.

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Topics: physician agreements

3 Major Problems with Measuring your Physician Spend

Posted by Gail Peace on Jan 18, 2018 10:20:00 AM

What is physician spend? This is a term used to describe all the dollars that flow from hospitals to physicians. It can be in the form of employment, a contract to provide a particular type of coverage, ie Emergency Room physician staffing, or it can be for a service, ie medical directorship. Now that it is defined, what are the reasons it is super hard to measure?

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Topics: physician spending

How to Employ Technologies that Don’t Torture Physicians

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Dec 19, 2017 8:58:33 AM

Physicians have not traditionally entered the workplace to lead or run businesses; they want to care for people, heal their communities, and make a good living. With all the complications in healthcare, regulations, how to care for patients and remain profitable, physicians are being tapped daily for “extracurricular” management work.

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Topics: physician software, physician management, Physician and Hospital Relationship

6 Ways for Hospitals to Avoid Costly Fines and Settlements

Posted by Brian Brock on Dec 12, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Today hospitals still face many regulatory and compliance risks. However, we aren’t out of luck quite yet, because there are several ways hospitals can reduce these types risks. Here, we highlight six ways to avoid costly fines and settlements specifically related to physician compensation practices.

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Topics: Physician Time Logging, hospital compliance, hospital management, Fair Market Value

Negotiating the Win Win for Physician and Hospital Relationships

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Nov 21, 2017 9:03:00 AM

As we know, healthcare is a huge deal. However, something you might not have known is that by 2025, healthcare in both private and personal spending will be one fifth of the GNP according to the Peter G Foundation.   This means the pressure is on to engage physicians.  

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Topics: Physician and Hospital Relationship

[Infographic] US Cost Report Data That Can Drive Revenue

Posted by Ludi on Nov 8, 2017 9:12:34 AM

There's an overwhelming amount of data in the most recent U.S. Cost Report. For your convenience, we broke it down to highlight three insights that reveal the opportunity for hospitals to capture additional revenue.

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Topics: Physician Time Logging, physician agreements, medicare reimbursement

5 Signs Your Hospital is Missing Out on Revenue

Posted by Brian Brock on Nov 7, 2017 11:07:01 AM

Are you feeling as though you’re missing out on revenue that your hospital deserves? Well, there’s a great possibility that you just might be. No need to worry though, we have laid out five situations that are telling signs you’re leaving money on the table.

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Topics: contract management systems

How you can Generate Revenue From Your Physician Contracts

Posted by Gail Peace on Oct 25, 2017 10:20:00 AM

A wise person once told me there are only 2 levers in business. You can do one of two things to succeed profitably. You can increase your revenue or decrease your expenses.  It’s really that simple.  To improve profitability you must either increase your revenue or decrease your expenses. I’ve personally been part of organizations that were growing as well as those that were not growing, even shrinking in revenue. Let’s start with growth though.

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Topics: physician contracts

5 Things To Do While In Town for HFMA

Posted by Ludi on Oct 11, 2017 9:18:15 AM

Are gearing up to go to the HFMA Fall Institute? There’s going to be plenty to do on the conference floor...but if you find the time, you should slip away and enjoy what Gatlinburg has to offer. We’ve compiled some travel advice you might want to keep in mind when packing your bag and planning your visit.

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