How Will Network Design Impact Traditional Physician Referral Relationships?

By Tod Baker | May 10, 2016 9:15:00 AM

Today’s physicians are required to focus on value over volume. That is why the new value-based purchasing (VBP) reimbursement model requires the development of networks, where teams of healthcare providers must provide better outcomes at lower costs. Because all providers in the network share the risk of losing reimbursement if VBP measures aren’t met, referral relationships have become more important than ever. Read More >

3 Physician Network Development Lessons for Hospital Execs

By Tod Baker | Dec 16, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Within less than two years, half of all healthcare reimbursement will be based on value, not volume, and there’s no time to waste in preparing for that switch. In fact, changes needed to improve value—like the development of a strong physician network-- can drive revenue, even now. Read More >

How to Use Big Data to Improve Healthcare Quality

By Tod Baker | Nov 5, 2015 8:30:00 AM

According to a 2015 study, the healthcare analytics market is expected to top $18 billion in 2020, more than a 200 percent increase over 2015. Primary reasons for this massive growth include increased pressure to rein in healthcare costs while providing quality care, along with the increasing availability of big data in healthcare and a growing awareness of the benefits of using analytics. Read More >

How Health Analytics are Key to Improving Patient Satisfaction

By Tod Baker | Sep 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Does it feel like the sands keep shifting beneath your feet? If you're trying to keep up with recent changes in healthcare reimbursements, you've probably had that feeling. And you're not alone. Read More >

3 Physician Network Design Lessons from Healthcare Industry Veterans

By Tod Baker | Jul 28, 2015 9:37:00 AM

A 2013 report from ECG Management Consultants estimated an average annual physician cost of $339,000 per FTE. And that doesn't include general operating costs and other staff salaries and benefits that can bring the aggregate cost per physician FTE into the range of $530,000 to $964,000.
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How to Use Healthcare Intelligence to Manage your Physician Networks

By Tod Baker | Jun 9, 2015 8:04:00 AM


While physician networks have been around since the beginning of organized medical practice, ongoing changes in payment models have caused them to evolve. And as healthcare moves from a volume or activity-based payment model to a value or outcomes-based model, doctors are the key to success.

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