“Increase physician referrals” is a top goal for nearly every healthcare organization. But referring physicians can be selective of—or worse, ambivalent to—the organizations and physicians to whom they refer their patients.Read More >
House Democrats are trying to close a loophole in the Stark Law that, if it passes, could impact your referral process in 2017 if you refer your patients to – or receive referred patients for – in-house, same-day services: advanced imaging, anatomic pathology, radiation therapy, or physical therapy.Read More >
Healthcare providers realize the value of physician engagement and the importance of involving doctors in reaching organizational objectives. A recent survey of 157 C-level executives discovered that, indeed, engaging physicians in cost and quality improvements was seen as the greatest opportunity for providers. Recognizing this goal is one thing; achieving it, however, is entirely another matter...Read More >
Positive online ratings are factoring more and more into how patients choose a physician. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) survey, 59 percent of respondents said online reviews were very or somewhat important. However, 80 percent said that physician referrals were also important. Your organization’s doctors may be pulling in positive online ratings, but the challenge is to turn those results into referrals from doctors who might be splitting where they send patients.Read More >
On the surface, physician referrals within your geographic area your network should be a straightforward situation. A doctor sees a patient, identifies a medical issue that needs specialized attention, and then refers the patient to another doctor who can provide that attention. As long as your practice has specialists who can handle the appointment, the referral should continue to go to your practice, right?Read More >
2017 will be a big year in healthcare. It is the first year that the major financial impact of value-based care will hit healthcare providers.
With the healthcare reimbursement overhaul via the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) recently posted, many doctors are finding their solvency and their sanity in a precarious position, according to a new Forbes magazine article.Read More >
Industry Leader's New Report Details Strategies for Physician Practices
MDValuate, an industry leader in physician intelligence and performance improvement technology, today announced it has published a guide for physician practices looking to grow their referral networks in their current market. The e-book, Quick Guide for Healthcare Executives: How to Grow Physician Referrals in the Current Market, is available for free download at http://www.mdvaluate.com/physician-referral-network.