Physician Contracts

An archive of all posts categorized under “Physician Contracts” in the Ludi blog.

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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Our Tips for a Rock-Solid Physician-Contract Strategy in 2021

Here at Ludi, we’ve been fortunate over the years to work with wonderful hospital clients throughout the country. Through these different collaborations, we’ve identified a number of best practices that can help hospitals better manage their physician contract strategies. If you didn’t catch our latest infographic on this very topic, here’s a recap of some of our …

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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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Gallbladders & Physician Strategy. Getting a ‘Penthouse View’ of Physician Alignment

Yes, it sounds strange, right? Physician advocate blogger writing about her long-lost gallbladder and physician strategy connections. I tend to run pretty hard, and let’s face it, so does anyone working in health care these days. Whether you deliver the care or administrate the setting with which the care happens, your hair is on fire …

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Image of a hand dropping a penny into a jar of coins with a blooming plant depicting physician spend or physician pay

Stop Stepping Over Stacks of Money with Your Physician Spend!

As hospitals cut costs in every area, one of the last remaining protected buckets is physician contracts. What if I told you that you can cut 1% off your total spend this next year. Would you believe me? There are three solid ways to cut your spend, and actually, with data, all can be relatively painless. …

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Physician signing a contract

Once a Year, Twice a Year, Never… How Often Should You Audit Your Physician Contracts?

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” This is not a new business axiom. And, it rings particularly true for hospitals when it comes to physician administrative contracts. Getting the data you need to manage these contracts can be a cumbersome task, one many people simply want to avoid, especially if the contracts are still …

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