Coker Connection
July 2017
Relationship Status with Productivity-Based Compensation:It's Complicated
by Matthew Jensen, MBA, ASA, Senior Manager  at Coker Group  
Talk of the shift from volume to value is constantly in the air. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is making it official. But with all this talk, many healthcare organizations are still going steady with wRVU-based productivity compensation, and for a good reason.
The healthcare community broadly accepts that physicians require performance incentives to maintain the viability of physician enterprises. To date, using wRVUs is one of the best measures to track and reward work effort. Further, wRVUs are payer-neutral, which appeals to physicians as protection from payer mix variation. It also appeals to many not-for-profit health systems as being consistent with their community-service mandate.

Conflict Management and Successful Leadership
by  Ron Strieker, Ph.D.  | Consultant  at  Coker Group
When coaching leaders in today's busy and complex healthcare environment, issues of conflict are ever present. Healthcare leaders face situations ranging from patient care to operational cost and control. Conflict often occurs as these leaders manage this dynamic environment and/or lead change toward new horizons. Research shows that leaders who manage conflict effectively tend to be most successful. Conversely, those who handle conflict poorly tend to struggle, especially in the areas of team development and strategic implementation. Researchers found that collaboration and working effectively across functional boundaries is the key for senior managers to address change and manage conflict effectively (Wiess and Hughes, 2005).
Coker Webinars
In addition to our monthly Coffee with Coker webinars, we are involved in the following additional webinars:
Adapting Hospital Employed and Private Practice Compensation Models for Clinical Integration
Coker Group is working with MentorHealth to present a webinar on July 25, 2017, at 1:00 pm EDT. This webinar, titled "Adapting Hospital Employed and Private Practice Compensation Models for Clinical Integration" will be led by Justin Chamblee, CPA, Senior Vice President. Click here for pricing information and to register.
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:
  • Healthcare Coding Specialist, Innovista Health Solutions, Dallas, TX
  • Clinical Care Manager, Innovista Health Solutions, Dallas, TX
  • Regional Account Executive(s), Health Prime International, National Harbor, Maryland
  • General Cardiologists (2), Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • 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
  • 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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Strategic Planning Retreats: Kick-Start a Sustainable Strategic Plan

Date: Thursday, July 20
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT

Aimee Greeter, MPH, FACHE, Senior Vice President   | Coker Group

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