Value-based Care: 3 Ways To Leverage It To Benefit Your Practice

Value-based care has been a breakthrough idea for payers. But to many physicians, it might seem like the vampire that just won’t die.

Yes, it’s designed to lower costs in the long run, a goal most of us can support. But there’s always a fear that it might not align with optimum patient care … and can put a significant burden on your practice.

Still, value-based care seems to be creeping into more contracts as payers, particularly the government, work to get costs under control. So, the question arises: Are there ways to leverage it for the good of your practice? Here are 3 strategies to consider.  More…

Hiring Millennials For Your Practice—And Keeping Them There

hiring MillennialsBy 2020, your staff may look a little different.

As we head into the 2020s, the Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1997) are poised to make up over half of the American workforce.1 They will make up a significant portion of your staff, whether as physicians, nurses, receptionists, or maintenance workers.

You want your practice to have the best and brightest. So, how can you hire Millennials—and keep them?  More…

Nebraska Total Care Provider Town Hall Meetings

You are invited to attend one of Nebraska Total Care’s upcoming Provider Town Hall meetings. The Provider Town Hall meetings offer the opportunity to build and strengthen business relationships as well as share your ideas and concerns.

Nebraska Total Care staff will be providing updates and will be available to answer questions related to:

• Behavioral Health
• Case Management
• Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD)
• Medical Management/STRS
• Member Connections
• National Imaging Associates (NIA)
• Pharmacy
• Physical Health
• Telehealth
• Vision

PLEASE RSVP in advance to: NeProviderRelations@NebraskaTotalCare.com
• Note “RSVP” in the subject line of your email.
• In the body of your RSVP email, please include your practice name, the location you will attend, and the number of attendees.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

OMAHA PROVIDER TOWN HALL
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

LOCATION:
Shriners Temple
2823 South 84 Street
Omaha, NE 68124
LINCOLN PROVIDER TOWN HALL
Thursday, August 24, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

LOCATION:
Firefighter’s Hall
241 Victory Lane
Lincoln, NE 68528

**Additional Provider Town Halls will be scheduled in Scottsbluff, Norfolk and Sioux City in Q3 and Q4. Please watch www.NebraskaTotalCare.com, Provider Events for dates/times.**

Patient Experience 10.0: What Can Physicians Learn From The Hottest Companies? [Podcast]

Top notch. World class. Gold standard. Such expressions are often used to describe a positive customer experience with good outcomes. But what does that experience actually look like, and how can we apply that to patients in healthcare?

Brad Brabec, M.D., Chairman of Children’s Health Network and President of Complete Children’s Health, an independent physician practice, offers some insights.  More…

The ECHO Grant: Getting To The Root Of Childhood Obesity [Podcast]

Childhood obesity has been a difficult problem for health providers to tackle, for a myriad of reasons.

Obese children living in remote or underserved areas often lack access to the care they need to get healthy because local communities simply lack the resources required to set them up for success.

But, thanks to an Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) grant, Karla Lester, M.D., hopes to change that.

Dr. Lester, Medical Director of the Children’s Center for The Child & Community at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, explains what the ECHO grant means for patients, providers, and others trying to address the challenge of childhood obesity.  More…

Execution: The Key To Turning Your Business Vision Into Reality [Podcast]

Transforming your business vision into reality might seem like a daunting task when you’re running a medical practice. That’s especially in the face of so much uncertainty about where healthcare is headed. But with the right tools, your practice’s potential can become its future.

Brad Brabec, M.D., Chairman of Children’s Health Network and President of Complete Children’s Health, an independent physician practice, shares his thoughts on what it takes to turn ideas from dreams to reality in healthcare practices.  More…

The Business Of Healthcare: Should Physicians Get An MBA?

business of healthcarePatients are often referred to as “healthcare consumers,” so it’s hardly surprising that hospitals and medical practices have shifted from a “practice of medicine” mindset to a “business of healthcare” approach.

Physicians have adopted this mindset as well.1 Combined MD/MBA programs have more than doubled since 2000, and more physicians than ever before are returning to school to earn an MBA after years of practice.  More…

How Mobile Technology Can Drive Care Management [Podcast]

In today’s technology-dominated world, social media and the internet are playing an increasingly larger role in healthcare. But what does this mean for physician practices and care management?

Brad Brabec, M.D., Chairman of Children’s Health Network and President of Complete Children’s Health, an independent physician practice, shares his thoughts on the relationship between the internet and healthcare for both providers and patients.  More…