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  • Are you part of the 7%?

    Physician payment transparency was a hot topic this week, with the release of a year’s worth of Medicare payment data. With that in mind, I ran some more early numbers from the MSP Salary Survey. This survey is still open, so these results may shift somewhat, but a clearer picture is emerging as MSPs weigh in.

  • Hospital may face sanctions for allegedly ignoring complaints about surgeon

    An orthopedic surgeon accused of slapping anesthetized patients on the buttocks and making crude comments about them faces possible criminal charges, and the Syracuse, N.Y. hospital that reportedly ignored staff complaints about his behavior may be sanctioned, according to 

  • Insurer bets on PCPs to cut hospitalizations, costs

    Primary care physicians (PCP) are in a difficult spot these days. Paid less than specialists, many jam their schedules with 15-minute appointments to bring in cash. Hospitals are buying up clinics, and some independent physicians are eager to join and leave the business-side headaches to someone else. 

  • Countdown to ICD-10?

    This Editor’s Note is from a blog by William F. Mills, MD, MMM, CPE, FACPE, FAAFP, senior vice president of quality and professional affairs for Upper Allegheny Health System and co-author of The Medical Executive Committee Manual. His post sums up the sentiment around our office regarding the postponement of ICD-10’s implementation. Is this postponement a big relief for your medical staff department? A nonevent?

  • N.Y. grants greater autonomy to NPs

    Nurse practitioners (NP) in New York will be able to operate more independently of physicians under a bill slated to become law as part of the state budget enacted earlier this week. The Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act will remove the requirement of a written practice agreement between an experienced NP and a physician as a condition of practice. The law will take effect Jan. 1, 2015.

  • More evidence that PAs are in demand

    Physician Assistants (PA) were among the most-placed healthcare providers last year, based on hiring activity from over 200 hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide, according to an annual report from the Medicus Firm. The percentage of rural placements, female physicians, and DOs also increased nationally. The Medicus Firm releases its annual provider placement summary report to track employers' hiring habits and monitor existing and emerging trends in physician recruiting and the healthcare workforce.

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  • Put physician performance data in its place

    HCPro’s Physician Profile Reporter is a customized software program that compiles all sources of physician performance data into one database, enabling MSPs to generate reliable performance reports that can be easily distributed to each medical staff member—without busting the budget.

    Physician Profile Reporter can help you:
    • Compile data from a variety of sources—electronic and manually collected—to produce physician-specific reports for both OPPE monitoring and physician feedback
    • Use multiple types of indicators to measure all dimensions of physician performance
    • Set targets for both excellent and acceptable performance that recognize physician excellence as well as improvement opportunities
    • Organize the report by The Joint Commission and ABMS core competencies framework
    • Provide medical staff members with regular, individualized, easy-to-read reports
    • Create a medical staff culture that encourages physicians to accept performance data feedback and use it to improve

    To participate in a free, web-based demonstration or discuss your organization’s specific needs, please contact Marla Smith, MHSA, medical staff quality consultant at HCPro. Click here for more information about HCPro’s complete line of physician privileging and quality software products.