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Healthcare Automation

An archive of all posts categorized under “Healthcare Automation” in the Ludi blog.

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5 Misconceptions About Physician Payment Automation

Automation can be a boon to your hospital’s administration, as well as a major time saver. We all want technology to help us do our jobs better and faster. Yet, there are some misconceptions when it comes to automation, and, in particular, physician payment automation. At Ludi, we have found that the implementation process is […]

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New OIG Compliance Program Guidance: 4 Key Takeaways and the Impact on Hospital-Physician Relationships

On November 6, 2023, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) overhauled its General Compliance Program Guidance (GCPG) after many years. This long-awaited resource is already making a big splash in the health care compliance community. There are two ways to think about the GCPG. On one hand, it represents a comprehensive reference guide for health

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5 Key Steps to Successfully Managing a Physician On-Call Strategy 

Managing on-call physicians poses challenges for hospitals. Staffing certain specialties 100% of the time is not necessary, which is why on-call services are essential. In addition, hospitals negotiate separate payment terms for on-call physicians. All of this makes managing on-call complex and time-consuming, increasing administrative burden on hospital teams. Here are 5 key steps to

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The Challenging World of Provider Compensation: 5 Takeaways from AAPCP’s Annual Conference

The American Association of Provider Compensation Professionals (AAPCP) held its annual event last month in Ludi’s hometown of Nashville, TN. It was a great gathering that included hundreds of participants from health care organizations across the country. Here, we’ll cover the 5 key takeaways…

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10 Key Themes I Heard at This Year’s Becker’s Hospital Annual Conference

Earlier this month, some of my colleagues and I attended the Becker’s 13th Annual Meeting in Chicago. As always, Becker’s puts on a top-notch conference, and this year was no different. In fact, the show was filled with substantive panels of hospital and payer executives, inspiring keynotes (including celebrities like Magic Johnson and Mark Cuban,

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5 Things to Watch for with Hospital-Physician Relationships in 2023

It’s a new year and while many of us are looking for a fresh start, the hospital industry is still reeling from last year’s challenges, both the ongoing impact from Covid, staffing and inflation. Additionally, although the endowment funds were producing dividends in the past decade, it has dramatically slowed with the stock market pulling

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Physician Payment Automation: 3 Steps to Evaluate Your Hospital’s Options

As we move into 2024, a critical focus for hospitals will be to cut costs, increase operational efficiencies and improve physician satisfaction. One way for hospitals to achieve this is by simplifying physician payment processes, which are often manually taxing, time-consuming, and come with both financial and compliance risk.  Even in a recent survey from

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4 Key Takeaways from the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Annual Conference

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Tennessee Hospital Association’s annual conference, where I moderated a panel called, “Challenges of a Hospital CFO.” I was joined by two fantastic hospital CFOs, Adam Hopper of Methodist North Hospital and Benjamin Cunningham of The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Both Adam and Benjamin graciously shared personal

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4 Ways to Optimize Your Strategy Around Physician On-Call Contracts

Nearly all hospitals have to manage on-call contracts. Whether you run a large hospital, trauma center or a small private hospital, chances are you have on-call physicians. There are several factors that make compensating on-call physicians tricky though. From rate differentiation and adhering to fair market value (FMV), to contract type, we’ll explore a few

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3 Trends That Will Impact Physician Compensation in 2022, and Why Automating Creates a Good Pathway Forward

Let’s face it, 2021 was yet another challenging year for healthcare providers. Hospitals nationwide worked hard to provide for their patients in a very uncommon time, while trying to remain profitable and operationally sound. But what does 2022 have in store for hospitals, specifically when it comes to the increasingly complex world of physician contracts

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Hear Me Out: Why Physician Contracts Don’t Belong in a Contract Management System

It’s no secret that hospitals, on average, partner with thousands of vendors throughout the year to ensure their business runs smoothly. They contract with vendors to supply many items, from paper towels and paperclips to sutures and implants. A contract management system is used to keep all these individual contracts in order, so this technology essentially

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Locum Tenens: A COVID-19 Staffing Reality for Hospitals with a Big Impact

Healthcare is boundary less.  What does that mean?  It means people have accidents, heart attacks and babies at all hours of the day. Other businesses have defined hours for daily work, vacations and guaranteed “off hours” for Christmas Day or Thanksgiving.  That’s not the case for your local healthcare team. Patients need treatment no matter

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Hospital-Physician Relationships: 3 Trends to Watch for in 2021

What will the new year bring for hospitals and their relationships with physicians? The Ludi Team hosted a webinar to discuss this and some of the key trends to watch for in 2021. I was joined by my friends Devin Carty of Martin Ventures and Wellvana Health along with Opal Greenway of Stroudwater Associates. 1.

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COVID-19 Takes Center Stage in the World of Physician Contract Strategy: Part 2

Last week, I posted about a recent webinar Ludi and MD Ranger conducted to address some of the impact of COVID-19 has had on hospital-physician contract strategies nationwide. My friend Allison Pullins, Vice President, Chief Strategy and Operating Officer at MD Ranger focused on how to avoid pitfalls of setting up physician contracts during the

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COVID-19 Takes Center Stage in the World of Physician Contract Strategy: Part 1

By now, just about everyone and every business has been impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Hospitals, and the overall health care delivery system, have taken a significant hit (to say the least). In a recent webinar hosted by Ludi, I joined forces with Allison Pullins, Chief Strategy Officer at MD Ranger, to talk about

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As COVID-19 Looms, Here’s Why Automation is Critical in Managing Physician Contracts and Payments

Managing and tracking physician agreements creates a tedious process for most hospitals, but it’s also a mission critical process that ensures physicians are paid accurately and on time. With COVID-19 dramatically impacting hospital operations, hospitals are discovering that their current processes for documenting physician work are insufficient, resulting in not only delayed payments to the

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Physicians Talked and We Listened: What a Doc-friendly App Actually Looks Like

These days it feels like every piece of software marketed for physicians promises to save time. But what ends up happening? You trade a 5-step process that you knew like the back of your hand for a “new” 4-step process that ends up taking even more time! At Ludi, our dedication to a truly streamlined

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