Group Practice Journal

March 2018


Building the Ideal Health System
By Scott Smith, M.D.
Acclaim Award recipient CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic: mission-driven, measured, and managed

Meeting of the Minds
By Paul Ciechanowski, M.D., M.P.H.
How to ally medicine with behavioral health care

From Volume to Value
Keys to success the journey into risk-based contracting with MemorialCare Medical Foundation CEO Dr. Mark Schafer

The Calm after the Strom
By Naveen Sarabu
When hurricanes hit, cloud-based and mobile platforms enable medical groups to maintain provision of services.

Are You Experienced
By Juan Molina
A new health technology marketplace category is emerging

Untangling the Provider Web
By Patrick Doyle
The financial impact of credentialing and provider enrollment

Scribe Right
By Jeffrey A. Gold, M.D.
Study examines scribe training and testing


Publisher’s Comment
Focusing the Lens on Quality
By Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.
The Acclaim Award gives groups a framework to improve the quality and value of care system-wide

In Washington
Rescue Parties
By Grant Couch
Chronic care and ACO improvements garner bipartisan support in Congress

Industry Insights
Taking Risk, 3.0
Medicare Advantage gaining ground on fee for service

Foundation Cornerstone
Introducing T2G Innovator Track
Together 2 Goal announces advanced data reporting tracks in cardiovascular disease management or eye care

Thought Leader
Managing Change
An Interview with Olmsted Medical Center’s Tim Weir

March 2018 GPJ