Coker Connection
April 2017
Spring Is a Good Time to Clean Up Your Vendor Contracts
by Jeffery Daigrepont | Senior Vice President at Coker Group  
Whether it's a new purchase or a contract renewal, every year physicians and hospitals commit financially to vendor contracts without fully understanding the terms and conditions of their obligations. Some of these contracts renew automatically without permission or approval and automatically increase in pricing. In some cases, practices may even be paying for services no longer used or maintenance fees for support services they do not need. Springtime is a good time to inspect your contracts to ensure they are squeaky clean.

The Value of Clinical Documentation Improvement
by Annette Sullivan | Senior Manager  at  Coker Group
Healthcare is shifting its focus from volume to value, which essentially means placing emphasis on the quality of care. Quality health care should take precedence over anything else. Successful navigation of a value-based system will require all healthcare entities to become proficient in documentation and data analytics.

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's Senior Vice President/CMO, Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, will be leading a multi-part webinar series hosted by Cordata Healthcare Innovations. The first session,  Get Your MACRA House in Order: How to Plan for & Mine Your Own Specialty Data, will be held on April 25, 2017, at 1:00 pm EST. Click here for a detailed description and to registration for this free webinar.

Physician-Hospital Alignment and Compensation Models: The Second Generation

The current era of healthcare alignment among physicians, hospitals, and outside independent investors has been underway for 10-15 years. Given this, many of the original contracts that formed the basis of these arrangements have (or will soon) expire. Thus, we refer to these updated deals as "second generation" transactions.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Speaker: Max Reiboldt
12 Noon Eastern - 60 Minutes
Cost: $237

Click here for a detailed description and to register 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  
May 3, 2017; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT - 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:

  • Radiation Oncologist, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 
  • 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
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Developing Your Future Leaders

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

Stefan Werdegar,
SVP  | Coker Group,

Ron Strieker, Ph.D, Principal |The StriekerGroup, LLC, 

and Mark Morales, VP of Executive Recruitment | Texas Health Resources

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