The MACRA proposed rule

The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act, known as MACRA, is a proposed rule issued in April 2016 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). According to information from the AMA, the MACRA rule creates 2 different payment pathways for physicians—alternative payment models (APMs) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Is this [&hellip

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Your organizational culture: does it have the ability to change?

A business or institution’s ability to change is largely determined by the health and vitality of its organizational culture and the effectiveness of its leaders.  Organizational culture represents the collective values, beliefs and principles of its members and is a product of such factors as history, product, market, technology, and strategy, and leadership.  It includes [&hellip

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Accelerating the results of newly hired / promoted physician leaders

When an individual assumes a new or different leadership role they have a 40% chance of failure. That’s a disturbing statistic. Health systems and hospitals across the country recognize the critical role that physician leaders must play in transforming care delivery and are, therefore, committing significant resources to the recruitment and/or promotion of physician leaders. Unfortunately, [&hellip

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How executive coaching bridges gaps in leadership training

A MEDI executive coach’s take on how coaching bridges the gaps that are sometimes left by leadership training: I am regularly reminded of the value of healthcare executive coaching together with training, and the differences between them.  I frequently hear from people who have attended wonderful training programs where they learn great things, and are [&hellip

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Creating a Powerful, Positive Impression… the Intentional Leader

We make major decisions about others at lightning speed… and them about us. In fact, we’ve read that people create 11 impressions in the first seven seconds of an encounter. The moment you meet someone – a new boss or colleague, a patient, etc. – his or her brain quickly goes to work sizing you [&hellip

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Board alignment in clinically integrated networks

Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) and similar arrangements are popping up everywhere. The predominant types of CINs are Hospitals, Health Systems and Independent Practice Associations. Is your organization part of a clinically integrated network? If so, are you clear about the role of the governing board in relationship to the sponsoring and affiliated boards? And the [&hellip

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MEDI’s commitment to client satisfaction

At MEDI, we take pride in our expertise and commitment to client satisfaction. We conduct ongoing client satisfaction research to ensure we are meeting the growing and changing needs of our clients. Our most recent research shows that MEDI continues to rank high in client satisfaction. 4.8 out of 5 – Overall Satisfaction 4.4 out [&hellip

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Can you afford to be wrong about your next physician leader?

Where will you find your next physician leader? Every week, MEDI talks to colleagues who are trying to recruit experienced physician leaders to fill strategic roles, but finding them hard to find and never knowing if the one they select will really “fit”. The cost of failure is far too high. As the leading leadership [&hellip

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Transforming Governance: How do you know yours needs to be transformed?

Question: Is your governance model operating at optimal performance – or not? With the rapid changes in healthcare, Boards are having a difficult time shifting the way that they operate to be as effective as they need to be. Often we get asked, “How do we know our Board is effective enough to lead in [&hellip

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When executive leadership changes: key steps for success

I recently did some team building work with a very strong executive team.  During the past year they have had some key team member changes.  Even though this is a very high performing leadership team, they had to go back to some basics in order to make sure they continue their success.  Some key practices [&hellip

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