Coker Connection
May 2017
Five Steps to Building a "MACRA Ready" Physician Compensation Plan
by Justin Chamblee, CPA | Senior Vice President and Jon Morris, JD | Manger at Coker Group  
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is changing how the government reimburses for physician services. Under the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), many physician groups, both in private practice or hospital-owned, across the country are facing adjustments in their professional fee revenue based on their performance in certain key 
performance areas. This change calls for a reconsideration of provider compensation strategies to ensure that incentives are aligned. Even if your organization is exempt from MIPS by participating in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM), it is important to act now to ensure your physician compensation plan is ready for the post-MACRA world. Follow these five steps to ensure you are on your way to a MACRA-ready physician compensation plan.

The Increasing Demands on Internal Recruitment Departments
by Stefan Werdegar | Vice President  at  Coker Group
Internal healthcare executive talent acquisition is changing dramatically for many provider organizations. Health systems are consolidating, and as a result of tighter budgets, some entities opt to conduct executive recruitment. This decision means organizations must expand training for their recruitment teams to help them understand new ways to find top executive talent in the market. They also need to find recruiters with experience in executive recruitment and who understand the complexity involved with this level of search.

Coker Webinars
In addition to our monthly Coffee with Coker webinars, we are involved in the following additional webinars:

Get Your MACRA House in Order: How to Plan for & Mine Your Own Specialty Data

Coker Group is working with MentorHealth to present a webinar on June 6, 2017, at 1:00pm EDT. This webinar, titled "Seven Years After the ACA: Ten Lessons Learned about Accountable Care" will be led by Max Reiboldt, CPA, President/CEO, and Aimee Greeter, MPH, Senior Vice President.   Click here for a detailed description, pricing information, and to registration for this webinar.

MACRA Implementation Webinar Series

Coker is launching a  new webinar series focused on MACRA Implementation. This series will consist of five one-hour webinar sessions taking place every other Wednesday from 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT starting May 3, 2017, and ending June 28, 2017. Details for each session are listed below:

Organizational Development  
Completed - Presenters: Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, Senior Vice President/CMO, and Aimee Greeter, MPH, Senior Vice President

Program Management
May 17, 2017; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT - Presenters: Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, Senior Vice President/CMO, and Jeff Gorke, Senior Vice President

Clinician Engagement
May 31, 2017; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT - Presenter: Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, Senior Vice President/CMO

Data Management
June 14, 2017; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT - Presenters: Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, Senior Vice President/CMO, and Jeffery Daigrepont, Senior Vice President

Auditing and Validation
June 28, 2017; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT - Presenters: Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, Senior Vice President/CMO, and Terry Wilk, Senior Vice President

Register now  to join this webinar series.
Executive Search Announcements
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Below you will find a list highlighting some of
our current searches. If you are interested in
more information about any of these positions, please contact us today.
Coker Group, a global healthcare consulting and financial services firm that provides operational and financial solutions to healthcare organizations throughout the US and abroad, seeks well-qualified candidates for these positions:

  • EVP/Chief Financial Officer, BayCare Health System, Clearwater, FL
  • Director of Revenue Cycle, The Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Palm Springs, FL
  • Confidential, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Radiation Oncologist, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Division VP Finance Physician Enterprise, CHI Health, Omaha, NE
  • Vice President of Divisional Finance, CHI Health, Omaha, NE 
  • Director of Supply Chain Management - DCH Health System, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Chief Executive Officer, OrthoVirginia, Richmond, VA 
  • Chief Medical Officer, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Alamogordo, NM
  • Chief Executive Officer,  Northwest Surgical Specialists, Eugene, OR
  • Assistant Vice President- Patient Care Services, Cardio Vascular Services, DCH Health System, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Executive Director of Facilities and Campus Operations, Springhill Medical Center, Mobile, AL
  • Vice President for HIT Consulting Services, Coker Group, Alpharetta, GA

Candidates interested in learning more about these opportunities should forward a resume to:
Charles L. Nagle, President
Nagle & Associates
Coffee with Coker!

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Top Health IT Trends and Innovations for 2017: What You Must Know to Stay Ahead in Today's Market

Date: Thursday, May 18
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT

Terry Wilk, Senior Vice President

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New Coker Associate
Matt Jensen has joined Coker Group as a Senior Manager in their Financial Services section. Based in San Diego, CA, Jenson's expertise includes developing valuation opinions of businesses, intangible assets, co-management arrangements, and provider compensation arrangements. He has extensive financial advisory experience, assisting healthcare organizations to minimize risk to ensure financial arrangements meet the complex requirements related to fair market value (FMV) and commercial reasonableness (CR).

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