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Michelle Harmon

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Directing Your Hospital Dough – Financial Best Practices on Physician Contracts

Posted by Michelle Harmon on May 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

LEAN, Sixth Sigma – man, we have all heard it, trained on it, and implemented it. This type of efficiency mantra is the bedrock of how to stay profitable; hospitals continue to have more and more pressure to cut any type of fluff from their budgets, to deliver quality care, and be able to grow services to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

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Doc Doc Goose: The Data You Should Be Watching to Assess the Health of Your Physician Relationships

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Mar 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

How would your medical staff rate your health system as a partner? Have you asked? Are you wincing just thinking about it? Physicians are your most important partner as a health system to create the best possible teams for healthcare service to a local community and beyond. This is a relationship that has to be tended to daily. What are the data points to watch and measure for your physician relationships?

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Topics: Physician Relationships

How Much Is your Hospital Spending on Physician Agreements?

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Mar 7, 2018 9:04:00 AM

This is funny. (Well, if you are giant hospital nerd focused on broken processes, it’s funny.) Do you know what you are spending on your hospital administrative agreements with your physician partners? You have to know where they are located to start the count. You need to know your “official count” of partnerships (co management, call, employed, medical directorships to name a few.)

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Topics: physician agreements

5 Reasons (and counting) your hospital needs to invest in a physician software solution

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Feb 20, 2018 10:22:00 AM

Do you know how many administrative physician agreementsyou have? Do you know what group took call last night? Do you know who you are paying on auto-pay, how much, and why? How much do you spend annually on medical directorships? Are you chasing approvers to sign time logs on Friday Happy Hour so you don’t further antagonize your very important physician partner?

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Topics: physician agreements

The Missing Link: Hospital infrastructure for capturing physician spend

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

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

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

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

2 Key Benefits From Physician Software Solutions

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Aug 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Most hospitals still rely on paper time logs to manage their physician administrative agreements. Ludi’s hospital clients have realized many benefits from a physician software solution that automates paper time logs and creates benefits for physician users and hospital administrators that oversee physician payments. Physician contract logging software is the solution for assisting physicians when logging their medical directorships, on- call, or co management administrative agreements with their hospital partners.

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The Complexities of Physician Administrative Contracts

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Jun 8, 2017 10:55:53 AM

Our hospital clients have let us know that the handling of physician administrative contracts is a “hot potato” within their administrative team. Nobody seems to want to fully own the issues that come along with these complicated contracts; everyone seems to own a piece of physician administrative contracts such as compliance, medical staff offices, hospital administration, legal teams and the finance department.

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Topics: physician contracts, physician management, physician administrative contracts

4 "Worm Holes" in Physician Administrative Contracts

Posted by Michelle Harmon on May 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

 

At Ludi, our sole focus is physician administrative contracts. These are the legal vehicles that contain a variety of administrative services that physicians provide to hospitals that are not clinical. These services include medical directorships, on-call, co-management agreements, and physician committee work to name a few. We work with various sizes of health systems and have noticed several patterns, regardless of size, that all hospital administrative teams fall into when automating their manual processes that currently support their payment processes and executive of their physician contracts.

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Topics: hospital compliance, physician contracts, physician management