Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. V, No. 19, 9/29/2006


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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 19
September 29, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • FCC HealthCapitalGroup
  • L&S HomeCare Inc.
  • VHA
  • NTS International LLC

2.) What Can Your Physicians Do to Help Manage Costs?
3.) Wright State Physicians Selects MPV For Payor Contract Management
4.) Physician Compensation: Models for Aligning Financial Goals and Incentives, 2nd edition
5.) Recommended Reading: Medical Practice Management Body of Knowledge Review Series: Business and Clinical Operations

Sponsored by: Cultural Competency in Healthcare: Ensuring Culturally Appropriate Treatment and Services To Reduce Disparities and Improve Outcomes

Cultural Competency in Healthcare: Ensuring Culturally Appropriate Treatment and Services To Reduce Disparities and Improve Outcomes, an October 11, 2006 audio conference, will present case studies from industry experts who have developed and implemented and continue to refine their healthcare competency programs to provide culturally appropriate care to their diverse populations.

During this 90-minute audio conference, Elsa Batica, cross cultural health development and training manager with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Patti Ludwig-Beymer, administrative director for nursing research and education, Edward Hospital & Health Services, will provide an in-depth description of the cultural competency programs at their organizations and how these efforts improve the overall quality of care their organizations provide.

For more information or to register, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3486



1.) FCC HealthCapitalGroup, Portland, OR

Foothill Capital Corporation is a leading provider of asset based financing to companies for growth/expansion, refinancings/recapitalizations, turnarounds, debtor-in-possession financings and leveraged acquisitions.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_financial.html



L&S HomeCare Inc., Miami, FL

We provide the full range of affordable, convenient, compassionate, patient-customized in-home care & assistance: nursing services, physical therapy, home health aides. We work with private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_home_health_care.html



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When you purchase a listing in the Healthcare Intelligence Network Buyer's Connection, you get your company's 250-word profile on the Buyer's Connection web page with company logo and a hot-link, you also will be featured here in our twice monthly Buyers' Connection newsletter!

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VHA

VHA is a nationwide network of community-owned health care systems and their physicians. VHA has more than 2,200 members some of the nation's leading health care institutions, many whose names you know:

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_associations.html



NTS International LLC

A brand new computer security product called the PEEP Controller is now being introduced to the North American market. The PEEP Controller is a proximity access device which senses when a computer operator walks away from his/her workstation and hides the information that is on the screen. When the operator returns, the information on the screen comes back automatically just the way it was left. All without the need for screensavers, passwords, or any other software interface.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/hipaacomply.html#NTS



2.) What Can Your Physicians Do to Help Manage Costs?

Are you wondering what your physicians can do to facilitate cost reduction? Mary Washington Hospital used a single physician to demonstrate the impact of a practice change on patient care AND cost position for DRG 148: Major Small and Large Bowel Procedure 17 with Complications.

Learn more in this white paper available for download at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registerwcy.html



3.) Wright State Physicians Selects MPV For Payor Contract Management

Wright State Physicians Inc., the 157-physician faculty practice plan for the Wright State UniversityBoonshoft School of Medicine, selected Medical Present Value Inc. (MPV), a provider of financial tools and expert services to manage payor contracts and audit reimbursement.

To read this story in its entirety click here:
http://www.hin.com/bcstory.html



4.) Physician Compensation: Models for Aligning Financial Goals and Incentives, 2nd edition

Physician Compensation: Models for Aligning Financial Goals and Incentives, 2nd edition provides information on how to develop a plan that everyone can accept. It includes an in-depth discussion of compensation plans and the role that varying environments play, advice on modifying plans based on practice type and desired incentives, and sample compensation plans from various practices and practice settings. The author provides an understanding of physician compensation, tools for developing plans and the means to implement models to increase physician satisfaction and optimize practice performance.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3425



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Bookmark our site to get the advice you need in meeting the challenges of today's healthcare industry! If you are interested in becoming a participating consultant, please send an email to info@hin.com


5.) Recommended Reading: Medical Practice Management Body of Knowledge Review Series: Business and Clinical Operations

Medical Practice Management Body of Knowledge Review Series: Business and Clinical Operations is part of the Core Learning Series and has a structured approach to help you and members of your staff build the core knowledge and skills required for success. The Core Learning Series includes Web-based education programs, interactive assessment tools and books.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3351


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