Make the Hospitalist Model Work for Your Hospital

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
90 Minutes
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Real Life Advice for Making the Most of “Hospitalists”

If you don’t understand the concept of a hospitalist and how this model/approach is best used in your hospital, you could be missing out — both on clinical advantages and cost-benefit returns.

If a patient’s primary care physician isn’t overseeing her care, then she may being cared for by a “hospitalist,” a doctor who specializes in the care of hospital patients. Before you decide this is what your hospital needs, you must understand the need for special medical staff considerations. For instance, do you know whether a hospitalist can be a non-physician practitioner? What credentials does he or she need?

Also, how are hospitalists reimbursed for their services, if they’re not the primary care physician? Hospitals have special documentation, coding, and billing concerns. And what’s key is understanding how hospitalists relate to Medicare global surgical package.

Get the expert advice you need in this vital audio conference.

This session will help you:

  • Define hospitalists - Learn how hospitalist performs their services and how they are paid for the services.
  • Check out the special credentialing concerns and other administrative concerns for hospitalists.
  • Determine whether hospitalist code and bill separately from the attending and surgical physicians.
  • Answer the question, are hospitalists usually physicians or non-physician practitioners?
  • Raise special concerns about post-operative services provided in the hospital?
  • Draw the line from hospitalist to either “only” or “strictly” inpatient. 
  • Highlight any special documentation requirements for hospitalist services.
  • Cost and Benefits of a Hospitalist Program- Overall costs, reimbursement considerations, clinical and documentation quality, quality of care, Patient relationships

Webinar Agenda: 

  • What Are Hospitalists?
    • Qualifications, Education and Training
    • Core Competencies
    • Physicians vs. Non-Physician Practitioners
    • Typical Specialty Areas
    • Employment Arrangements
  • How do Hospitalists Perform Their Services?
    • Typical Hospitalists Activities
    • Medical vs. Surgical Cases
    • Coordination of Care
    • Interfacing to Attending and Specialty Physicians
    • Inpatient versus Outpatient Services
  • How Are Hospitalists Paid For Their Services?
    • Coding and Billing for Hospitalists
    • Medicare versus Private Third-Party Payers
    • Coordinating with Primary Care Physicians
    • Organizing Activities for Proper Coding and Billing
    • Surgeon to Hospitalist Relationship for the Medicare Global Surgical Package
  • What Special Administrative Concerns Should Be Considered
    • Medical Staff Organization Interface
    • Credentialing
    • Gaining Billing Privileges
    • Special Utilization – Teacher, Consultant, Team Member
    • Quality Improvement
  • Cost and Benefits of a Hospitalist Program
    • Overall Costs
    • Reimbursement Considerations
    • Clinical and Documentation Quality
    • Quality of Care
    • Patient Relationships
  • Sources for Further Information

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Hospital Analysts, Compliance Personnel, Financial Officers, Utilization Review Personnel, Quality Assurance Personnel, HIM Coding Staff, Hospital Billing Staff, Medical Staff Organization Directors and Personnel, Physician, Non-Physician Practitioners, and Other Interested Hospital Personnel.

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About Our Speaker

Duane Abbey Hospital Coding & Compliance Expert

 Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D. is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey, Consultants, Inc., which specializes in healthcare consulting and related areas. Duane earned his graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. He performs various types of financial analysis involving business structuring, organizational development, enrolment and other financially related concerns of organizations....   More Info
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