A Better Way Than Pay For Call Coverage
Webcast on CD or On-Demand
Presented on July 15, 2010Why pay individual physicians for emergency department call coverage when you don’t have to?
Choosing the call physician compensation model that works best for your hospital is essential to strong hospital-physician alignment, as well as a healthy bottom line. But there are other options than paying physicians directly—and by the hour–for call coverage.
This 90–minute webcast, including Q&A, explores benefits of emerging models for call coverage and examine the scenarios under which each option would be the best fit. Our speakers, physician leaders from Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Providence Regional Medical Center, discuss the decision-making process—from examining the financial impact their model for call coverage––to factors that may affect which model your hospital or health system chooses—to achieving physician buy-in to ensure a successful implementation.
At the conclusion of this webcast, participants will learn:
- Problems with traditional and “pay” call coverage models
- A sustainable solution for Emergency Department on-call coverage
- Stabilizing ER-Call Costs
- Reduction in LOS
- Creating programmatic approaches to ER call
- Incentives for staff physicians to take call
- Providing for equitable call responsibilities among the medical staff
James E. LaBelle MD, MBA, Medical Director of Emergency Services and Medical Director of Clinical Quality, for Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA
Dr. LaBelle has been an emergency department physician with Scripps Encinitas since 1987, and Chief of Staff for two terms, from 2000 – 2003. From 1998 to the present, Dr. LaBelle has also held the position of Medical Director of Emergency Services and in 2005 he was named Medical Director of Clinical Quality. Dr LaBelle is also President and CEO of Coastline Emergency Physicians Medical Group.
Lawrence M. Schecter, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, for Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Everett, WA
He joined the executive leadership team in 2003 after a 30-year career as a General Surgeon in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Schecter has held independent medical staff leadership positions as well as executive administrative roles in medical groups, Independent Practice Associations, hospitals and hospital systems. He has focused much of his administrative career on physician-hospital relationships especially as they relate to organized systems of care delivery. He is active at a regional and state level in efforts towards standardization and transparency and served as chairman of the task force that standardized Emergency Code designations across all hospitals in Washington and Oregon.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Hospital CEOs, COOs and CFOs
- Finance managers
- Hospital trustees and board members
- Physicians with management responsibilities
- Medical staff directors
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