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]

Greeley’s CMO, Rick Sheff, MD, Examines Current State of Healthcare at Becker’s Annual Meeting

Dan Nielsen, former healthcare executive turned speaker and author, conducted several enlightening interviews at the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago. In one of these interviews, The Greeley Company’s Principal and Chief Medical Officer, Rick Sheff, MD, had the opportunity to share with Nielsen his perspective on the current state of healthcare and… [Read More]

NPDB Guidebook and Reporting Requirements – One year later

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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]

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

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  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… [Read More]

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

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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

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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]

New Solutions for Physician-Hospital Integration

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The imperative in healthcare today is to rapidly and significantly improve quality and reduce costs. While this goal is easy to articulate, it is incredibly challenging to execute—but the viability of your organization depends on it. We know you’ve squeezed supply costs. You’ve optimized revenue cycle. You’ve “leaned” everything you can. What’s left? The doctors…. [Read More]