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Why is Cardiology Compensation still on the Rise?

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | Joel Sauer | 2 Comments


It was been predicted that total compensation for cardiologists would go down in 2019 based on data from 2018. Joel Sauer provides a couple solid theories on why that has not happened as well as the data from the 2019 MedAxiom survey.

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Creating a Value Oriented Incentive Plan

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments


Developing an incentive plan within cardiology can be complex to ensure providers are rewarded appropriately and expertly. Joel Sauer shares his thoughts on the architecture of value incentive plans and how value is a team sport.

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6 Tips for Assessing the Opportunity of a PVD Program

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Ginger Biesbrock & Joel Sauer | 0 Comments


If you’ve been considering the development of a PVD program, it’s essential to assess the market and quantify the untapped volume of patients that could benefit. Ginger Biesbrock and Joel Sauer provide 6 tips for such an analysis.

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Consolidation Must be in our Future

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?

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Rethinking Productivity

Friday, September 21, 2018 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments


Joel explains why he has a problem with cardiology’s singular devotion to the wRVU as the driver of compensation. And, why he thinks we should be looking more closely at panel size.

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Is it time for a new cardiovascular alignment model?

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.

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