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Meet the Practice: Physician Services

Posted by Matthew Smith on Feb 18, 2016 3:36:16 PM

This Meet the Practice overview, examining the Physician Services practice, is the second in a series in which GE Healthcare Camden Group shares insights into our five newly aligned practice areas:

  • Care Design and Delivery
  • Physician Services
  • Population Health Management
  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Financial Advisory and Transactions

Physician Services

Practice Lead: Marc Mertz, Vice President

Explain the need and problem solved for clients by your practice

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and a host of market changes, the challenges physicians and medical groups now face are tremendous. New payment models are emerging, consumerism is increasing, public reporting of quality measures and costs is on the rise, retail clinics and other new providers offer new competition, and EMRs and mobile health are fast becoming “table stakes.” As providers consolidate, find strength in size, and work to redesign care delivery, we make sure physician organizations are poised to succeed in a value-based world.

What are some of the top capabilities or offerings of the practice?

Our top offerings include:

  • Medical group performance assessment and improvement
  • Improving patient access
  • Improved clinic efficiency and work flow (with AccuTracker Software)
  • Physician/ Hospital alignment strategies
  • Physician compensation plan design
  • IPA and Medical group development/ M&A
  • Medical group organizational redesign (governance and management)
  • Revenue cycle management improvement
  • Physician onboarding strategies
  • Medical group performance monitoring and dashboard reports (partnership with dashboardMD)

What is the value or ROI that is provided by solving these challenges?

Our goal is to empower medical groups to better perform financially, clinically, and operationally. To achieve this goal, we work with each group to improve patient, physician, and staff satisfaction and engagement while also improving overall patient access to care. 

What synergies differentiate this practice area (and GE Healthcare Camden Group)?

Nearly all health systems or hospitals utilize employed or closely-affiliated physicians, and many of those groups underperform based on organizational objectives.  Physician Services helps clients improve medical group performance and outcomes.

To this point, our work has historically included assessment and development of implementation plans, but typically stopped short of activation. GE Healthcare Camden Group is now well-positioned to provide Physician Services clients with activation support and change acceleration that ensures long-term success and sustainability.

Another differentiator is our AccuTracker software—proprietary, mobile-enabled software developed by GE Healthcare Camden Group, and designed as an easy-to-use app that helps users time processes and track EMR efficiency. Using AccuTracker, you can track cycle times for clinical processes (e.g., clinics, urgent care centers, operating rooms, emergency departments) as well as non-clinical processes, such as revenue cycle management. Over time as more data is collected and aggregated, it will also allow you to benchmark your results against other organizations (organization names will not be disclosed) so you can identify areas for improvement, all from the convenience of a mobile device. The software is completely customizable; you can either use the pre-defined benchmark processes or create custom processes to track.

An overview video may be accessed here.

GE Healthcare Camden Group, AccuTracker

Topics: Medical Groups, Physician Practice, AccuTracker

Complimentary Suburban Chicago Breakfast Seminar: Top Strategies for Improving Your Practice's Financial Performance

Posted by Matthew Smith on Jan 20, 2015 10:01:00 AM

JAN IPAChicagoland independent practices are welcome to join the Independent Physician Advisors this Thursday, January 22ns at 7:30 am in Deerfield, IL for their complimentary monthly breakfast seminar: Top Strategies for Improving You Practice's Financial Performance.

Lucy Zielinski, Vice President of The Camden Group, will moderate this seminar. 

You will learn:

  • Patient Collections: Addressing the Impact of High Deductible Plans on Your Bottom Line
  • Embracing ICD10
  • EMRs: Friend or Foe to Your Revenue Cycle
  • Financial Controls: Know which Reports are Best to Measure Your Practice's Performance and Manage Expenses more Effectively.
  • Volume-to-Value Shift - The Pros & Cons of Participating in ACO/Risk-Based Contracts

Who should attend?

  • Physician Owners
  • Practice Managers & Administrators 
  • Office Managers
  • Billing Managers 
  • Key Administrative Personnel who aid with practice financial management

Moderator:

Lucy Zielinski, Vice President, The Camden Group

Panelists:

Ann S. Dunn, CTP, VP Treasury Management, PNC Bank

Larry Elisco, CPA, Partner, Weltman Bernfield

Brian Nelson, President, ebix, inc.

Tony Muscato, Vice President, Creditor's Discount and Audit Company

Schedule:

7:30am    Hot Breakfast & Networking
8:00am    Presentation 
9:30am    Q&A and Open networking

Location:

Ristorant Abruzzo

483 Lake Cook Rd.

Deerfield, IL 60015

847-205-0990

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Sponsor:

PNC

Registration:

This event is complimentary, however advanced registration is required. We ask that attendance be limited to independent physicians and their office staff.

To register for this event, please click the button, below:

Topics: Physician Practice, Independent Physician Advisors, Practice Management, IPA

New Download: Population Health Management--What Does It Mean To Your Practice?

Posted by Matthew Smith on Sep 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Clinical Integration, Clinically Integrated Care, Population Health

The time has come for primary care physicians to reboot their practice operations and begin the process of managing population health. Many physicians are delaying the planning and implementation process that will prepare them for a transformation of how they are paid from fee-for-service to reimbursement-for-results. 

This new PDF presentation from Health Directions examines current trends in Population Health Management as they pertain to physician practices and addresses such topics as:

  • Population Health Defined
  • The Building Blocks of Clinical Integration
  • ACO/Clinically Integrated Network Components
  • Case Study: Forming an ACO
  • Key Implementation Steps
  • Implications for Physicians and Office Managers
  • Participation Considerations

To access this presentation, please click the button below:

Population Health, Practice Management, Clinical Integration

Topics: Clinical Integration, Population Health, Clinically Integrated Care, Physician Practice, Clinically Integrated Network, Download

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