PPSA's Final Ruling is Here: Now What?
The final rule of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, commonly called “PPSA”, has been published in the Federal Register as of today, February 8, 2013. Read More:
How Many Doctors Do I Need, and What Kind?
This is a question I'm often asked when I help Hospitals and Healthcare systems build their Physician Network. The answer: It depends.
It depends on what you are trying to do, what you hope to build, and what kind of organization you aspire to become. Read More:
From “Leakage” to “Keepage”: The Conversation
After reading my introductory leakage post, hopefully you've looked at your data to figure out the “who/what”, and planned a time to sit down with your physicians (one-on-one, practice-by-practice), to find out WHY they are referring out of network. By asking, you will only strengthen your organization – so give yourself a pat on the back for planning, and let's get ready to talk logistics. Read More:
Leakage: Aid and Comfort to the Enemy?
Imagine you are a King in Medieval times, and your fortress is under siege by an invading force. You have planned for this by building up more provisions of food and water for your people than your opponent could possibly bring to the battle. As the height of the siege, you make a both terrifying and mystifying discovery: Your own people are sending food and water out to your enemy! Read More:
What’s Your Gorilla?
How important is perception? Prioritization? Taking a step back? Incredibly.
I recently attended a conference where the moderator presented a famous video of a group of people passing basketballs to each other. The group was asked to count the number of times the basketballs were passed back and forth. In the middle of the exercise, a person in a gorilla suit walks through the room in the video. Afterwards, when the group was asked about the number of passes, one person raised their hand and asked, “What about the gorilla?” Read More: