Few health care leaders recognize exactly how much physician advisors can affect their facility's financial integrity.
Their utilization review contributions can immediately and significantly strengthen revenue integrity, but they also contribute to quality initiatives and documentation improvement.
However, implementing an effective physician advisor program is challenging. Most hospitals struggle to find enough qualified physician advisors. Even when appropriately staffed, the program faces four significant challenges that can prevent it from delivering value.
This white paper highlights the contributions of physician advisors and the four elements hospitals need to provide to maximize their effectiveness.