Coker Connection

October 2016

A Reflection on Coding and Compliance Changes
by Craig Hunter | Senior Vice President at Coker Group 

As an organization, Coker Group is honored to work with many outstanding physicians, health systems, and healthcare organizations throughout the country. Seismic shifts, however, are occurring in healthcare. The growth of hospital employed physician networks, single/multi-specialty mega-groups, clinically integrated networks, and the emphasis on the importance of quality-based metrics are just a few of the responses to the changing landscape of healthcare.
Last week, I attended the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Fraud and Compliance Forum and was reminded how important proper coding/documentation is for both inpatient and ambulatory services, as well as Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI). When a conference starts its program with Stark-related issues, Anti-Kickback, and False Claims, you've captured my attention.

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Prepare Your Organization for Unexpected Leadership Gaps
by Kelley Dunn, MBA, FACHE | Vice President of Executive Search at Coker Group

The unexpected departure or notification of a departure by a C-Level executive can affect every level of the organization, from the receptionist, to the Neurosurgeon and from the executive team to the valet team. Some do not realize that the departure of one executive can resonate throughout the entire healthcare organization.
Imagine you are a patient or a patient's relative, and you show up to have a procedure done or to visit a family member and employees are "talking" about potential imminent "changes" in the C-Suite. More than likely they are worried about their jobs and careers as senior executive level changes affect individuals both personally and professionally.

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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
  • Chief Executive Officer,  Northwest Surgical Specialists, Eugene, OR
  • Assistant Vice President- Patient Care Services, Cardio Vascular Services, DCH Health System, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Director of Purchasing, Genesis Health System, Zanesville, OH
  • Executive Director of Facilities and Campus Operations, Springhill Medical Center, Mobile, AL
  • Chief Executive Officer, Children's Specialty Group, Norfolk, VA
  • Vice President/Senior Vice President for HIT Consulting Services, Coker Group, Alpharetta GA

Candidates interested in learning more about these opportunities should forward a resume to:
Charles L. Nagle, President
Nagle & Associates
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The ICD-10 Freeze is Over: 2017 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding updates and the Impact on Clinical Documentation Improvement

Date: Thursday, Oct. 20
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT

Speaker: Annette Sullivan, Senior Manager

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