Sample Abstract – Basic Learning Level
Session Title: Storytelling & Leadership - Stories You Need to Know How to Tell
Content Area: Professional & Staff Development
Learning Level: Basic
Whether it's a 30-second elevator speech to your boss, a business case presentation to physicians and executives, or a morale boosting speech to support staff, how you tell the story makes a world of difference. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a story is worth a thousand assurances. In this session you will learn some basics about culture from an organizational psychology perspective, the difference in telling a personal experience versus just relaying facts, and the several stories you must know how to tell as a leader. Session includes sample stories for use in your workplace.
- Recognize basic elements of organizational culture and their importance
- Identify what stories you must be able to tell
- Apply sample stories from the presentation handout
Sample Abstract – Intermediate Learning Level
Session Title: Renegotiating Your Payer Agreements -Getting Started
Content Area: Revenue Strategies & Cost Containment
Learning Level: Intermediate
Eroding revenue due to payer and network discounts becomes obvious in the billing and collections process and in the bottom line. Finding the agreements tied to this erosion, inventorying and evaluating them, and figuring out when and how they can be negotiated can be overwhelming. Each payer and network presents unique processes in these obvious but challenging steps. This session walks you through these initial project steps, provides tips on how to overcome the many obstacles, and take you right up to creating your renegotiation strategy, timelines and goals for the next year.
- Gather your current contracts and rates
- Determine which contracts to tackle first
- Create a timeline for each negotiation
Sample Abstract – Advanced Learning Level
Session Title: A Successful Physician-Hospital Integration - A Case Study
Content Area: Alignment & Integration Strategies
Learning Level: Advanced
As the number of hospitals purchasing or affiliating with medical groups continues to increase, the complexities of integrating two separate organizations is expanding. A growing concern for hospitals and medical groups is how to develop a system for aligning medical groups with the institutional mission. In this session, participants will learn about how a large 100-provider faith based multi-specialty practice integrated with a successful community hospital. Participants will learn how the medical group and hospital addressed issues including legal structure, governance, compensation, valuation, management structure and culture and how these two organizations successfully integrated.
- Review the key components guiding successful integration
- Examine the various components of successful integration
- Review impact of strategy, governance, culture, compensation, and communication