How to Build a Patient-Centered Culture

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Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, sat down for an in-depth “Profile in Healthcare Leadership” interview with Mr. Dennis Vonderfecht, President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), the largest healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina. The topics was ‘how do you create and communicate a patient-centered care culture?’

Accreditation Options: Understanding the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality

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Compass Clinical’s Victoria May Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, is featured in Beckers Hospital Review for her latest article “Accreditation options: Understanding the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.” Written by Victoria May Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ The newest hospital accreditation option is the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. Originally formed in 1999 as a [...]

Private Philanthropy — Another Key to Hospital Financial Stability

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If necessity is the mother of invention, then it is time to pay a visit to her cousin, replication – replication, as in borrowing from the higher education playbook in generating more charitable donations from individuals and families.

Colleges and universities have traditionally placed a much higher premium on generating both…

Hospital Leadership: The Only Reason We’re Here is to Support the People at the Bedside

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First and foremost remember that the least important part of the organization is the people who are in the C-suites. The most important people are the people who are delivering the care. I don’t ever want anyone to forget in executive leadership that we are here to support the people at the bedside. That’s the only reason we’re here. It’s the only reason we have jobs. It’s the only reason, presumably, that we’re…

Getting the Board on Board

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Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, sat down for an in-depth “Profile in Healthcare Leadership” interview with Mr. Dennis Vonderfecht, President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), the largest healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina. The topic was, ‘how do you take the board from thinking at the hospital level to thinking more like a real healthcare system?’

How to Prepare for the Financial Impact of Population Health Management?

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As you look into the future and see the changes occurring where population health becomes a bigger issue for health systems and there’s a migration away from what has always been the cash cow of healthcare – the hospital – how do you manage that financial change as it occurs and keep the whole enterprise afloat? A Profile in Healthcare Leadership with leadership profile features Mark Frey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alexian Brothers Health System.

What You Need to Know About Det Norske Veritas Healthcare’s National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations program

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Compass Clinical’s Victoria May Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, article, Understanding Det Norske Veritas Healthcare’s National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations program, is featured in Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2008, Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. received notification that it had been approved by the CMS to deem hospitals in compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation for [...]

Why Wait for Analytics to Identify the High-Risk Population?

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Healthcare providers do not have to wait for the analytics—case managers can be recruited to identify high-risk populations early in a patient’s enrollment into a healthcare network. See how in Compass Clinical’s Terri Marshall, RN, MS, CCM and Cary Gutbezahl, MD featured article “A Guide for Identifying High-Risk Patients Through Hands-on Case Management,” in the July 2014 issue of Dorland’s Case in Point Magazine.

How Does a Flat Rate Physician Payment Model Affect Care Delivery?

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Discarding the input of hospitals and doctors, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will pay flat rates for outpatient physician visits (excluding ED visits). CMS’ position is that the current multi-level system encouraged upcoding. By using the statistical average for 2012, CMS intends to create a system that is eliminates incentives to upcode.

Compliance Connections Webinars Now Available On Demand

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Compass Clinical Consulting’s Compliance Connections webinar series, which began in 2013, will soon be offered in a new format. Starting in July 2014, the webinars will now be available to subscribers on demand, rather than hosted live on a designated date and time during the month. This change is intended to make the sessions more accessible [...]

 
 
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