Optimizing for Success in the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model

The approval of CMS’s radiation oncology alternative payment model (APM) last month comes at what some might consider to be a difficult time in healthcare. With resources stretched and timelines short, the APM feels like the straw that broke the camel’s back, both operationally and financially. The good news though, is that there are really only two questions one needs to ask to succeed in the new APM.

The (Dollar) Value of Physician Engagement

One of the larger challenges that US healthcare faces is that it is a system largely run by non-clinical administrators, with little to no input from the patients and clinicians at the heart of the clinical experience. As a non-clinical administrator-turned-entrepreneur, I firmly believe that the business skills non-clinical leaders bring to the table are …

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Building Compensation Plans for Resiliency (in Covid-19 and Beyond)

In a survey performed back in April, 18% of physicians treating Covid-19 patients had been furloughed or experienced a pay cut, as had 30% of physicians not treating Covid-19 patients. Now organizations with productivity-based compensation plans are grappling with the reality of an ongoing pandemic. There are two choices: react and adjust incrementally, or be …

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