4 Emerging Positions in Healthcare

Posted on July 11, 2014 by - Coors Insights - July 2014

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The healthcare industry is constantly developing and changing. With the new developments come new needs and emerging job titles. Here are four of the most notable ones this summer: 1. Vice President of Cost Containment: This individual oversees all operational areas. For instance: IT, claims, clinical functions, bill review, network management, and finance. 2. Vice… Read more »

5 Lessons in Customer Service

Posted on June 16, 2014 by - Coors Insights - June 2014

Especially in the past year, hospitals have seen a monumental increase in focus on customer service. At Grady Memorial Hospital, “an urban safety-net academic facility in Atlanta,” a program has been devised to focus explicitly on customer service called the Customer Service Initiative (CSI). Through this program, emergency room nurses “created a five-step customer service… Read more »

The Biggest Problems Facing Hospital Boards

Posted on June 13, 2014 by - Coors Insights - June 2014

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If you’ve ever served, or are currently serving, on the board of a hospital, then you’re already familiar with several of the challenges facing board members. Problems are unavoidable, but, especially during these times of funding cuts, increasing restrictions, and evolving models of care, how we deal with these problems is critical. Here are three… Read more »

Release of Medicare Payment Data

Posted on May 7, 2014 by - Coors Insights - May 2014

Jerry Levine, MD, MBA, CPE Senior Physician Executive Advisor Coors Healthcare Solutions On April 8, 2014, the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) released the 2012 Medicare payment data to 880,000 doctors. This was the culmination of 25 years of legal battles by the AMA against CMS, which started in 1979 when an injunction was placed… Read more »

The Role of Women Leaders in Healthcare

Posted on May 5, 2014 by - Coors Insights - May 2014

Toward the end of last month, Becker’s Hospital Review posted an article titled “Women’s Executive Leadership Still Lags, And It Matters More in Healthcare Than Other Industries.” As a company who’s CEO and founder, Cheryl Coors, is a woman, this topic is of special importance to us. Cheryl started her career in nursing and working… Read more »

Healthcare Fraud Investigation

Posted on April 4, 2014 by - Coors Insights - April 2014

“Healthcare Fraud Investigation” Jerry Levine, MD, MBA, CPE Senior Physician Executive Advisor Coors Healthcare Solutions Not a week goes by without reading a news story of potential/admitted fraud and abuse being investigated by one of the many arms of the government- OIG; DOJ; CMS (Medicare Trust Fund Strike Force)- as well as Whistleblower suits, etc…. Read more »

How Important Is Emotional Intelligence?

Posted on April 4, 2014 by - Coors Insights - April 2014

When it comes to working in healthcare, certain skillsets necessary for physicians are more obvious than others. For instance, physicians must have an ample understanding of health, diagnosis, and appropriate patient treatment, as well as the abilities to lead, work as a team, and communicate. But there is one irreplaceable physician skillset that has become… Read more »

The Future of Primary Care

Posted on January 28, 2014 by - Coors Insights - February 2014

In January, Becker’s Hospital Review wrote an article entitled “Recruiting Primary Care for the Future,” which discussed “[recruiting] primary care physicians in an era that demands team-based, collaborative individuals.” The article examines a recent American Hospital Association convention, where healthcare officials took a look at the changing functions of primary care physicians.  Just as the… Read more »

SGR- The Doc Fix: Kicking the Can Once Again

Posted on January 28, 2014 by - Coors Insights - February 2014

Jerry Levine, MD, MBA, CPE Senior Physician Executive Consultant On December 18, 2013, the Senate approved the House-passed budget agreement that extended the current Medicare physician payment levels through March 2014, averting a 23.7% payment cut to docs on January 1st. Does this sound familiar to you? Do you feel like Bill Murray in his… Read more »

Tips for Battling Post-Holiday Stress

Posted on December 30, 2013 by - Coors Insights - January 2014

The New Year is here, and although it’s full of love, laughter, and cheer, it also can be full of stress and anxiety!  In between fighting through crowds at the gym, cleaning up the last of your holiday decorations, and wondering what ever happened tothat holiday budget that once seemed so reasonable, you’re working, which can… Read more »