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Call Coverage

Alternatives to Call Coverage Per Diems

MD Ranger's robust database combines verified hospital and facility data with proprietary data drawn from the founders' thousands of fair market value opinions written over the past decade.

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Best Practices for Physician Call Coverage Compensation

Join MD Ranger for this 30-minute webinar as we discuss the following

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The Definitive Guide to Emergency Call Coverage

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Commercial Reasonableness

Market Conditions Contributing to Commercial Reasonableness

Our Market Conditions Contributing to Commercial Reasonableness white paper discusses factors that play into commercial reasonableness which are beyond your organization's control.

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Commercial Reasonableness Toolkit

Commercial reasonableness has been the focus of a number of recent settlements for Stark, Anti-Kickback, and False Claims Act violations.

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Commercial Reasonableness Considerations with Physician Contracts

Determining if a health care organization’s payment to a physician is commercially reasonable can be a challenge.

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Compliance

7 Signs Your Organization Could Have Risky Physician Contracts

MD Ranger’s robust database combines verified hospital and facility data with proprietary data drawn from the founders’ thousands of fair market value opinions written over the past decade.

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Stacking Physician Agreements: Identifying and Preventing Risks

Our Stacking Physician Agreements: Identifying and Preventing Risks white paper will help you understand how the subtle but significant compliance risk of stacking physician agreements can occur.

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Compliance Risk Checklist

Our Compliance Risk Checklist outlines steps to transform your compliance department and contracting procedures.

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Contracting

Physician Contract Checklist

Hospital administrators know that the physician contracting process involves many steps in order to get it right and to maintain the best possible relationships with physicians. Wouldn't it be great to have a checklist to standardize the process?

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Navigating Physician Contracts with Ease

In this webinar, learn how to navigate your way through physician contracts, including the following

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Measuring the Financial Health of Your Physician Contracting Program

The average hospital spends 3-5% of its total operating budget on physician contracts for emergency coverage, administrative positions, and hospital-based service agreements.

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FMV

Mitigating Stacking Risks

Whether it’s compensating above fair market value, or paying for too much or for too many hours in an administrative position, compliance risks are clear and can be easy to identify.

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Selecting a Valuation Firm

Choosing a valuation firm is an important decision for your organization's physician contracting program. Selecting a firm that understands your organization and produces work to your standards takes careful evaluation. Watch this short 5-minute video, and learn the following

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Addressing Outlier Physician Payments

Understanding how outliers affect market data and what to do if your contract falls outside market ranges is an important aspect of a physician contracting compliance program.

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Hospital-Based Services

6 Compliance Pitfalls in Hospital-Based Physician Contracts

Our 6 Compliance Pitfalls in Hospital-Based Physician Contracts Bullseye discusses the key compliance issues with hospital-based contracts, including the following

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What Everyone Should Know About Hospital-Based Physician Contracts

Our What Everyone Should Know About Hospital-Based Physician Contracts white paper explains the details and key concepts to know about these complicated arrangements.

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Trends in Hospital-Based Agreements

Over the last several decades, the number of hospital-based arrangements has been increasing.

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Market Data

5 Avoidable Mistakes with Physician Agreements and FMV

This webinar will address common physician contracting challenges and how to avoid them.

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5 Signs an Organization Needs MD Ranger: A Guide for In House and External Counsel

Our 5 Signs an Organization Needs MD Ranger: A Guide for In House and External Counsel white paper discusses how to identify potential physician contracting complaince problems.

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7 Signs Your Organization Could Have Risky Physician Contracts

MD Ranger’s robust database combines verified hospital and facility data with proprietary data drawn from the founders’ thousands of fair market value opinions written over the past decade.

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Medical Direction

Too Many Medical Directors?  

Physician contracting is a complex process and it is challenging to engage physicians to assist in administrative and quality initiatives that benefit health care facilities.

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Medical Director Contracts: Challenges and Opportunities

Our Medical Director Contracts: Challenges and Opportunities white paper discusses creating and monitoring a medical directorship contract.‍

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The Definitive Guide to Medical Directorships

We are pleased to share with you the second webinar of the series, The Definitive Guide to Medical Directorships. This report will describe how contracting rates have changed and the factors that do and don’t impact payment rates for medical directorships.

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Negotiating

5 Key Tips for Enhancing Physician Relationships

Positive relationships with physicians are important to the clinical and financial success of a healthcare organization.

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9 Key Strategies for Successful Physician Contract Negotiations

Physician contract negotiations are a part of everyday life at hospitals and health systems. By thinking critically about arrangements and preparing for negotiations, hospitals executives can expect better outcomes and better physician relationships.

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Preparing for Physician Contract Negotiations

The Preparing for Physician Contract Negotiations Bullseye covers how to best prepare for your next physician contract negotiation and will outline best practices

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Regulatory

Dealing with Government Regulatory Intervention

The Dealing with Government Regulatory Intervention Bullseye discusses how to prepare for a CIA, including the following

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Federal Regulations and the Risk to Physicians

Recent actions by the OIG make it clear that they are investigating physicians as well as hospitals when they suspect a physician contract violates Stark, Anti-Kickback, or False Claims Act regulations.

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Stark Law and Physician Contracting

Do you know the key elements of Stark Law? Learn best practices for integrating Stark compliance into hospital physician contracting programs.

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