Medical Staff Planning

Accountable Care is increasingly linking hospital and health system financial success to the cost and quality of care provided by both their employed and independent Medical Staff members. Due to this trend, it is no longer sufficient for hospital or health system administrators to ensure that their provider network can meet their community’s needs. In today’s healthcare environment, it is the value, and not necessarily the breadth or depth, of the network that provides a competitive advantage.

At the same time, physician shortages persist in many communities, especially in the primary care specialties. The implementation of Healthcare Reform and the increased adoption of Value-Based Purchasing initiatives have led to a consolidation of the provider market. There is and will continue to be heated competition for physician loyalty. Much to the chagrin of hospital and health system administrators, the days of passive and/or reactionary Medical Staff management are gone forever.

There will be winners and losers in the era of Accountable Care. One characteristic that will likely differentiate the two is the adoption of a strategic approach to Medical Staff planning. Blue Consulting Services offers the following services to help your organization address its most challenging Medical Staff issues:

  • Physician compensation analysis
  • Physician compensation strategy development
  • Physician alignment strategy
  • Physician employment and integration strategy
  • Physician needs assessment
  • Physician loyalty analysis
  • Physician recruitment and retention strategy
  • Physician satisfaction analysis
  • Physician / physician practice succession planning

 
Medical Staff Planning