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As health care leaders we all understand the importance of good planning and the value of measuring the work we perform. If the purpose of strategic planning is to set goals for your business and develop actions to achieve those goals, it sounds like a pretty straightforward process. However, the reality we are seeing as we work with many programs is that strategic planning may be occurring, but the expected outputs are not. So, I want to share with you some pitfalls to avoid and tips from programs that are achieving actionable strategic planning.

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Value-based Care: Is it Working?

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Ginger Biesbrock | 1 Comment


Ginger Biesbrock is a fan of value-based reimbursement models, and admits that the work is not for the faint of heart. She outlines what is essential for success in value-based medicine, including being careful with quality measures, committing to research and monitoring to assure we are getting and incentivizing the outcomes we desire, and involving providers in the programs.

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Are We Nimble Enough to Survive?

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments


The evolution of health care is happening fast, and is increasingly under the influence of industry outsiders. Joel Sauer wonders who among us will be able to adapt, and who will be left behind. He also offers advice on what to think about today if you want to be in the game tomorrow.

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Take Your Seat at the Table!

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Pat White | 0 Comments


CAA board members recently traveled to Washington, DC to bring our message to Congress. They were very effective in outlining examples of how administrative burden has eroded the physician/patient relationship, decreased access to care, decreased physician satisfaction, added administrative cost, etc.

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MIPS Tips: Communicate and Take Action

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Cherie Kelly-Aduli | 0 Comments


Cherie Kelly-Aduli miscommunication or no communication as a chronic problem in low scoring groups. She explains how and why to move beyond talk and into action to improve your MIPS scores. Hint: Reduce the number of cooks in the kitchen.

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Clarifying the Very Misunderstood ?Compensation per wRVU?

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments


Lately in my work and conversations I’ve been reminded (again) of how misunderstood the metric “compensation per wRVU” is in our community. Not just within the provider population, but with our health systems and, most importantly, those who make contracting decisions. This fundamental disconnect is leading to very bad outcomes like pulling away the ability of cardiology groups to pool compensation in an employment environment. Getting our arms around what this metric is and isn’t is thus critically important. The following article, which was part of our 2017 Cardiovascular Provider Compensation & Production Survey report, should be helpful in explaining the metric compensation per wRVU.

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