Rightsizing: Appropriate Staffing for Your Medical Practice
Deborah Walker, MBA, FACMPE & Dave Gans, MSHA, CMPE
Softcover, Spiral, 11" x 8.5"
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Based on MGMA benchmarking data, these guidelines will help you rightsize your practice to gain maximum productivity and performance.
This book offers a process to benchmark current staffing and analyze your practice needs.
With medical group practices contending with declining reimbursement and increasing costs, their leaders frequently think of cutting staff. But rightsizing doesn't always mean downsizing - it means having the right number and right mix of staff to ensure optimal physician productivity, practice efficiency and financial performance.
This book presents a systematic approach to rightsizing. The authors outline a five-step process to realign staffing levels and responsibilities to optimize performance. Tools and resources to help practice executives apply the rightsizing process to their organizations include:
Comprehensive data tables to help practices perform their own benchmarking analyses
Case studies to demonstrate the steps in the rightsizing process
Practice models that reflect innovative staffing plans
A staffing resource allocation tool to get the right mix of employees
Recommended by the Medical Group Management Association, this practical book fully covers these topics:
What Is Rightsizing?
Why Rightsize the Medical Practice?
How Staffing Levels Affect Medical Practice Profitability
Staffing is a Measure of Work
The Impact of Internal Practice-Specific Factors on Rightsizing
A Systematic Approach to Rightsizing the Medical Practice
A Closer Look at Staffing Categories and Staffing Models
Conclusion and Future Implications
Medical Group Management Association, founded in 1926, is the nation’s principal voice for medical group practice. MGMA’s 19,000 members manage and lead more than 11,500 organizations in which more than 237,000 physicians practice. MGMA’s core purpose is to improve the effectiveness of medical group practices and the knowledge and skills of the individuals who manage and lead them. MGMA headquarters are in Englewood, Colorado.
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