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Assessing Population Health: CHNAs Can Be More Than Governmental Requirements

There is growing recognition that the social determinants of health—where we live, work, and play; the food we eat; the opportunities we have to exercise; our ability to live in...

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Is Paying the Hacker Your Only Defense?

Recently, I received a call from a close friend who wanted advice because his small company had been the victim of a ransomware attack. A hacker had locked the company...

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#1 Strategy to Fight Ransomware Attacks – Educate Your Employees

Last week, I wrote a blog about the serious problems we face from “ransomware” – the malicious software criminals can use to hold your data hostage. I provided some best...

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Hospitals Held Hostage – Extortion by Ransomware

If 2015 was the year of the mega-breach, 2016 has been the year of “ransomware.” Just the sound of the name can send a chill down your neck. So what...

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Questions to Ask While Moving from Volume to Value

In 1978, REO Speedwagon released an album with its feature song, “Roll with the Changes.” This song never fails to give me an adrenaline rush, especially as I run or...

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10 Takeaways from the AHLA Annual Meeting

One of our favorite sessions at the AHLA Annual Meeting is the Year-in-Review by Jack Schroeder and Elizabeth Carder-Thompson. It is a great way to get caught up on a...

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Pressure Points for Physicians in Healthcare Transformation

The HORNE Healthcare team has been blogging recently about the necessary business model changes we think are inevitable to healthcare transformation. We’ve focused on the macro level, urging healthcare organizations...

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So You Have a Cost Accounting System, Now What?

As I help healthcare organizations create effective cost accounting systems, the number one complaint I hear is: “I don’t think this report is accurate” or its second cousin “This just...

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The Value Added C-Suite

For the C-Suite to become value added, the C-Suite level executives must become value added leaders within the organization. Senior leadership must learn how to recruit, train, nurture, maintain and...

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If You Build It, They Won’t Come

The 1989 movie Field of Dreams is one of my favorite baseball movies. In it, an Iowa farmer hears a mysterious voice tell him, “If you build it, he will...

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Setting Quality Metrics for Value-Based Pay, Part Two: Evaluating MACRA Metrics and Physician Impact

In the previous installment of this two-part series, we considered how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is the game-changer in the transformation of physician payment...

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Setting Quality Metrics for Value-Based Pay - Part One

Government and commercial insurers are transforming payment models from fee-for-service (FFS) to arrangements that include incentives for quality, outcomes, improved patient satisfaction, and reduced cost. In the FFS environment, hospitals,...

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What Will Future Physician Compensation Look Like?

Currently, one of the more perplexing issues around fair market value physician compensation relates to designing comp models that effectively reward physicians for quality and cost savings in a market...

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What Has Value – Shifting Our Focus

The healthcare industry has been buzzing about payment reform and pay for performance for some time now, especially since the release of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of...

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3 Pitfalls to Avoid With Compensation-per-WRVU Contracts

Today, WRVUs are one of the most prevalent measures by which employers determine physician compensation. WRVUs have the benefit of rewarding physicians for personally performed services based on relative values...

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4 FMV Processes and Risk Areas to Monitor

Qui tam lawsuits are by definition lawsuits brought forth by a private citizen on behalf of the government, from which the private citizen, or “relator,” is often entitled to a...

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How the Transition from Volume to Value Will Impact Your Physician Compensation Models

With the passage of MACRA in April 2015 we began to get some real clarity regarding Medicare’s plans for moving physician reimbursement from volume-based to value-based. With MACRA set to...

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2 Reasons Fair Market Value Needs to Evolve

In nearly any value proposition, the appropriate reward depends on the level of risk assumed. In the transformation to quality-based pay, the same is true. Paying physicians for quality likewise...

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Are Quality Bonuses Right for Your Medical Directors?

While the market gradually moves toward value-based reimbursement, hospital payments to physicians have also been in transition from purely productivity-based pay to incentives based in part on quality, patient experience,...

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Site-Neutral Payment! What To Do Now?

On Nov. 2, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (H.R. 1314). One of the more significant provisions, aside from the suspension of the national debt ceiling and...

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Reducing Variation: Curing Healthcare Cost Challenges

How reducing variation in care alleviates the cost conundrum.

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Status Quo is not a Strategy to Face Health Care Challenges in 2014

Status quo is not a strategy. Facing the changing landscape of healthcare delivery.

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RAC Audits: Better Good Than Lucky

Why strong front-end processes generate reliable RAC audit appeals.

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New Exempt Employee Rule

The Dept. of Labor projects this new ruling will cost employers an estimated $12 billion over the next 10 years. 

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Spotting Danger Zones in Physician Deals

How poor valuations jeopardize your healthcare organization.

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Hospital/Physician Integration: Creating A Culture of Compliance

The value of building a culture of compliance.

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What Can't Go On Forever...Won't.

The current healthcare system is headed for a crash. Are you adapting?

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How’s and Why’s of a Community Health Needs Assessment

August 26, 2016: Baton Rouge, LA – Join HORNE Healthcare Senior Manager Amie T. Whittington, CPA, and Consultant Barry Plunkett as they present The How’s and Why’s of a Community Health Needs Assessment to the Louisiana Hospital Association.

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Value-Based Compensation

8 Considerations in Moving Employed Physicians from Volume to Value-Based Compensation

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MACRA's Effect On Physician Practice FMV

The Effect of MACRA On Physician Practice FMV

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Managing FMV/CR Risk

Mitigating the risk of a qui tam relator should be a top priority for healthcare risk management systems.