External Peer Review Survey Results and Insights


As you might know, The Greeley Company assists organizations of all sizes and types with their important external peer review needs. In late January, we surveyed peer review, medical staff, and quality professionals nationwide to gather information and feedback from them regarding how their organizations are using external peer review today. I wanted to share some results… [Read More]

Peer Review Pop Quiz


Think you have your physician peer review covered? Before you answer “yes,” consider: Would you rate your peer review as highly efficient, fair, and effective? Do you sometimes experience backlogs of case reviews? Is meeting the peer review requirements of CMS, The Joint Commission (OPPE and FPPE), or other accreditors a challenge at times? How… [Read More]

Physician Engagement and Alignment Strategies

As The Greeley Company continues our work with hospital and system administrators and physician leaders in this unprecedented time of change in healthcare, it becomes clearer that physicians must play a central role to achieve positive, lasting change. In other words, it’s about the physicians! Regardless of the issues faced—responding to the Affordable Care Act,… [Read More]

Join fellow physician & hospital leaders in San Antonio this October

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The Greeley Company invites your physician leaders, hospital executives, and others who play key roles in your medical staff and quality programs to join us for our next seminar series October 6-9, 2016 at La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX. All five seminars focus on the most important areas and challenges that hospital and medical staff leaders must… [Read More]

Top 5 Takeaways from Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting


If you were among the healthcare leaders who participated in the recent Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago, I hope you enjoyed the conference and that you walked away with valuable information and new ideas to help your organization. The Greeley Company was gratified to sponsor the extraordinary session with President George W. Bush…. [Read More]

7 Steps to Achieve Physician-Hospital Alignment, Collaboration and Trust

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Healthcare’s second curve is coming fast. Hospital and health system leaders know they won’t survive it without improving alignment, collaboration and trust with physicians. The first curve was all about pay for volume. Physicians had to crank RVUs and hospitals needed heads in beds. For the most part, a hospital’s success on the first curve… [Read More]

Phased Approach to Building Hospital-Physician Trust and Collaboration Achieves Positive Outcomes


A regional hospital with 350+ beds and a physician group practice of approximately 20 physicians plus allied health practitioners had tried to collaborate multiple times for more than ten years. Every failed attempt led to finger-pointing and broken trust on both sides—with each organization blaming the other for the failure to collaborate. The group was… [Read More]

To Report or Not to Report: What to Do about the Recent NPDB Guidebook Update


In April 2015, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) published its first new guidebook in 13 years. It includes a significant expansion of the NPDB’s definition of an investigation with direct impact on reporting requirements for physicians or dentists who resign while under investigation. The impetus behind the expanded language is seemingly based on troubling… [Read More]

Download 3 Free Physician-Hospital Alignment & Conflict Resolution Resources

As my Greeley colleagues and I continue our work with hospital administrators and physician leaders nationwide in this unprecedented time of change in healthcare, it becomes clearer that physicians will be the catalysts for positive, lasting change. In other words, it’s about the physicians! Regardless of the issues faced—responding to the Affordable Care Act, coordinating care, enhancing… [Read More]