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FALL 2014

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56 | PracticeLink.com FALL 2014 value-based care and payment. When seeking new practice opportunities, there are plenty of good questions physicians should ask to help identify employers or practices best poised to succeed under value-based payment. Another consideration for new physicians is their individual ability to succeed within a practice, especially under the incentives and cultural shifts emphasized by private and public health care reforms. "Communication skills can make or break a physician and potentially deter- mine his or her success," says Howell. She still practices in urgent care on weekends, and sees how cultural and communication issues affect patient care and satisfaction. "You think you may speak English perfectly, write everything down, docu- ment everything," says Howell. "Then the patient goes home and says, 'I don't know what the heck she just told me.'" The patient survey comments may refect that a physician talked over the patient's head and was awful, even though the physician thinks he or she did a great job of communicating. Communicating with family and other providers, and a willingness to collaborate with a team to provide care will serve you well under value-based payment. Fendrick adds that physicians who are aware of their patients' barri- ers to high-quality care and support initiatives to align consumer and clini- cian incentives also will succeed in the future. A fnal piece of quality metrics and patient-centered care is data. Provid- ing culturally appropriate care often means collecting data on patient populations. Data gathering also supports how well provider organiza- tions structure missions and quality Heal the sick, advance the science, share the knowledge Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross (formerly Satilla Health Services) is a 231-bed acute-care hospital, two long-term care facilities, a free standing physician rehabilitation institute, and a physician specialty group. A perfect blend of southern charm, a growing economy and pleasant climate, we are only a short drive to the Ga./Fla. Coast. Georgia's Waycross-Ware County is a community of character rich in heritage and committed to progress. A perfect place for families, the area offers excellent public schools, active arts and theatre groups, public festivals, concerts and more. Mayo Clinic Health System's medical staff continues to grow as the area's demand for medical services has increased. We're offering opportunities in these specialties: • Orthopedic Surgery • Internal Medicine Hospitalists To apply or learn more, please visit: www.mayoclinic.org/physician-jobs/, or contact: Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross John Pharr, FACHE Director of Service Excellence & Physician Recruitment 1900 Tebeau Street, Waycross, GA 31501 Phone: 912-287-2798 • Fax: 912-338-6408 Email: pharr.john@mayo.edu Mayo Foundation is an aff rmative action and equal opportunity employer and educator. Post-offer/pre-employment drug screening is required. Compliance Offi cer and Physician Recruitment • Family Medicine • Internal Medicine Hospitalists • Orthopedic Surgery Exceptional Quality of Life United Health Services Hospitals is the largest healthcare system and leading private employer in the Greater Binghamton region. As a locally owned, not-for-profi t, 500-bed system, it serves over 300,000 residents in the Southern Tier of New York State and portions of Northeast Pennsylvania. We are a regional referral center for such medical specialties as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, renal dialysis, neonatal intensive care, trauma care, reconstructive surgery, chemical dependency care and physical rehabilitation. Lori Walling, (607) 763-6392 lori_walling@uhs.org UHS Wilson Medical Center Physician Recruitment 40 Arch Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 www.uhs.net (click on Physician Opportunities) Recruiting: Please contact: Dermatology Emergency Medicine Gastroenterology Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Hospitalist Med. Dir. Nephrology Obstetrics/Gynecology Otolaryngology Primary Care Psychiatry Urgent Care Urology Preparing for Value-Based Compensation Continued from previous page Continued on page 58

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