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…
By 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…
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)
• Physical Health
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
2823 South 84 Street
Omaha, NE 68124
LINCOLN PROVIDER TOWN HALL
Thursday, August 24, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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.**
It’s a question that’s on the mind of every health professional who’s ever run a clinic, hospital, or other medical business: What do patients want? And how do you retain their loyalty, even through life events like job changes and insurance shake-ups?
Deloitte’s 2016 Consumer Priorities in Health Care Survey helped decode this issue by asking patients what mattered most to them. More…
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…
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…
As healthcare costs have risen, medical supplies are taking larger pieces out of the budget for physician practices.
Fortunately, members of Children’s Health Network have access to group purchasing organizations (GPOs). GPOs cut supply costs, saving the US healthcare system over $36 billion each year. More…
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.
Patients 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…
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…