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Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Joel Sauer | 1 Comment
Through consolidation programs can achieve higher quality, better patient experience and lower overall costs. In addition, consolidation can provide a higher quality of life for both the physicians and staff charged with covering these services. So, Joel Sauer wonders, why isn’t consolidation more top of mind for US cardiology programs?
Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments
Is it time for cardiovascular physicians and hospitals to find new ways to work together? Joel Sauer believes that a joint venture is just one tool that can be used to form a mutually beneficial and lasting relationship between hospitals and physicians.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments
Cardiology delivers the greatest value when all of the component parts are working in sync, focusing not just on the product within a particular clinical focus area, but on the whole patient. To achieve success, Joel Sauer explains that the entire organization, from governance and leadership to the workforce deployment strategy and provider compensation model, must orient around the cardiology team.