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Nov29

6 Tips for Assessing the Opportunity of a PVD Program

Posted by: Ginger Biesbrock & Joel Sauer on Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

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.


Sep21

Rethinking Productivity

Posted by: Joel Sauer, MBA on Friday, September 21, 2018 | Comments (0)

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.


Aug02

Is it time for a new cardiovascular alignment model?

Posted by: Joel Sauer, MBA on Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Comments (0)

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.


May31

Are We Nimble Enough to Survive?

Posted by: Joel Sauer on Thursday, May 31, 2018 | Comments (0)
Are we nimble enough to survive?

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.


May10

Clarifying the Very Misunderstood “Compensation per wRVU”

Posted by: Joel Sauer on Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Comments (0)

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.