Coker Connection

March 2016

Bridging the Gap from Fee-for-Service to Fee-for-Value (without Losing Your Mind)
by Aimee Greeter, MPH | Vice President at Coker Group 

If you are like many others in healthcare, you hear "fee-for-value" at least twice per day. Whether it is an article in an industry publication, a briefing from a legal firm, or even just lunchtime chatter, the concept of fee-for-value seems to be top of mind for numerous people today. The recent governmental push toward value-based reimbursement has escalated this discussion for many people, but the belief that our health care delivery system needs to find ways to cut costs and provide higher-quality care is one that has resonated with some organizations longer than just the past year. So, how does an organization tackle this transition from a fee-for-service (FFS) based model to one predicated on fee-for-value (FFV)? And how do you do this without obliterating your bottom line or losing your mind? Based on our experience helping many healthcare organizations across the country, we offer five key steps to managing this transition successfully. Read more.
Physician Documentation: My, How Times Have Changed!
by Jeannie Cagle, RN, BSN, CPC | Senior Manager
at Coker Group

Anyone who has been a part of the medical field for more than a few years can attest to the multiple significant changes that have occurred. Starting my nursing career forty years ago, we did a lot of handwashing but did not wear gloves except for sterile procedures. Now, a nurse wears gloves to take your temperature. Twenty years ago when I began my coding auditor career, I often felt like a hostage in the medical records department, typically in the basement of the hospital, wrestling ten-pound charts, searching for the subsequent hospital note where a physician had handwritten in typical physician penmanship.  Read more.
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Below you will find a list highlighting some of

our current searches. If you are interested in

more information about any of these positions, please contact us today.


Coker Group, a global healthcare consulting and financial services firm that provides operational and financial solutions to healthcare organizations throughout the US and abroad, seeks well-qualified candidates for these positions:


  • Chief Medical Officer, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Alamogordo, NM

  • Senior Director of Research, Dimensions Health System, Washington DC

  • Director of Human Resources, Southeast Georgia Medical Center, Brunswick, GA

  • Chief Executive Officer,  Northwest Surgical Specialists, Eugene, OR

Candidates interested in learning more about these opportunities should forward a resume to:


Charles L. Nagle, President

Nagle & Associates


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