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Summer 2017

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading community-based, not-for- profit health care networks of hospitals, physician organizations, and health care services. Actually, more than 50,000 of us—doctors, employees and volunteers—comprise our network of care. It is our mission to deliver the very latest and highest quality health care throughout the 100 Northern California communities we serve. Sutter Health was recognized as one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems ® by Truven Health Analytics for 2016. We are looking for BC/BE physicians for the following specialties: Cardiology • Dermatology • Family Medicine • Gastroenterology Gynecologic Oncology • Hospitalist • Integrative Medicine Internal Medicine • Neurology • OB/GYN • Occupational Medicine Pediatrics • Pediatrics - GI • Pediatrics - Neurology • Pulmonology Rheumatology • Urgent Care • Urology • Vascular Surgery TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND CV TO: Develops@SutterHealth.org (800) 650 - 0625 www.checksutterfirst.org Big enough to offer less. Less stress. Less headaches. Less frustration. Immediate Practice Opportunities in Beautiful Northern California 38  S u MM e R 2017 PracticeLink.com ADJUSTMENTS TO PAYMENTS Under M I p S, if an individual or group does not report any data for 2017, they will receive a 4 percent negative payment adjustment on Medicare reimbursements for the following year. If minimum data are submitted (for example, a physician submits one quality measure and one improvement activity for a 90- day period in 2017), a downward adjustment can be avoided. If a full report is made for the year, bonuses of up to 4 percent can be paid. T h e p e n a l t y a n d b o n u s percentages increase in subsequent years — up to 9 percent in 2022. The second track of the program, A p Ms, is designed for providers who are already part of an organization designed to save costs and promote quality, such as Accountable Care Organizations (AC o s) and Medicare Shared Savings Programs. Such organizations receive bundled payments for providing care for patients. For example, Medicare may pay a fi xed su m for hip replacement or certain cardiac problems, covering the period of hospitalization and 90 days of follow-up care. As with the MI p S, participants in A p M s must submit quality d a t a , wh ich w i l l d e te r m i n e whether payment rates will be raised or lowered. More information on the Quality Pay ment P rog ra m, i nclud i ng specific measures for medical specialties, can be obtained from the CMS website, qpp.cms.gov.

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