Hospitalist Department Management
VEP UNDERSTANDS YOUR COMMUNITY.
VEP will work hard to incorporate the physicians already in your community to become active participants and owners in our group. When needed, our extensive recruiting resources will bring highly qualified and invested providers to the area. Since 1981, VEP has been serving a variety of hospitals in diverse settings including critical access rural medical centers, regional trauma centers, and high-volume metropolitan facilities. Our experience has contributed to development of processes that can be replicated and implemented efficiently for the benefit of your patients.
WE HIRE AND EDUCATE THE BEST PROVIDERS.
Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians are attracted to VEP’s egalitarian, physician-owned, democratic organizational model. Additionally, VEP is an industry leader in recruiting high-quality providers through innovative technologies and traditional relationship building. Providers who exceed rigorous requirements to join VEP are offered opportunities to grow their career through a variety of educational offerings and a culture that encourages active collaboration.
WE HELP YOU OVERCOME CHALLENGES.
VEP will collaborate with your leadership, medical staff, and physician community to understand challenges and find better solutions. VEP’s hospitalist program was born out of the need to solve a hospital’s on-call crisis and we have continued to find other opportunities to provide leadership and innovative problem-solving for our partner hospitals. Leverage our expertise to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and improve satisfaction.
BENEFITS OF VEP’S HOSPITALIST MANAGEMENT SERVICES:
- Introduction of group wide initiatives for core measure compliance resulting in 100% compliance.
- VEP utilizes a web-based charge capture system along with a third-party billing company that is fully adept and experienced at billing for hospitalist services. We will deliver ongoing support and training in the areas of documentation, coding and compliance, to ensure optimal yet appropriate hospital charges.
- Reduction in length of stay.
- Introduction of sepsis protocols with reduction in sepsis mortality.
- Admission and discharge order sets.
- Development of glucose management protocols.
- Promotion of a team approach to patient care through the integration of interdisciplinary rounds with nursing, case management, and other allied services involved in patient care at the site.
- Development of fallouts as a means of monitoring quality through peer review at each site.
- Promotion of specialty services at each site through active co-management and admission of specialty patients to reduce the burden of care on specialists, i.e. orthopedic, GI and surgical co-management.
- Increase the primary care referral base by alleviating the burden of hospital call, night and weekend call on the primary care physicians.