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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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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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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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5 Errors to Avoid in Physician Time Tracking

This is the time of year when I’m on the road regularly talking with clients and other hospital professionals at different conferences. One of the things I’m constantly reminded of is how automation is really a must-have in the world of managing physician contracts. Why? Because paying doctors for the work they’re contracted to do

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Tech Automation in Physician-Hospital Contracts: Why It Matters

Automation is a big word and an even bigger concept in the world of health care. It’s important to remember that there are varying degrees of automation though, particularly when it comes to one key operational process in hospitals: physician time tracking and payments. More specifically, the process of having physicians log time for administrative

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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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