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Use strategic planning to prepare for future

March 28, 2014Guest Commentary

What is strategic planning and why do I need it? Strategic planning is an exercise by which you assess current trends and based upon those trends paint a picture of what you believe will be the work environment your company will likely face in the future. You must then take a proactive approach and determine how you will prepare for both positive and negative changes that will emerge.Strategy is a Greek military term that means joining the general with his army to achieve goals. The leader must understand...

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Smart Talk

Balanced scorecard: Keep it simple

February 25, 2013Tom Cesar

A. An organizational process is a collection of interrelated activities or tasks that produce outputs. Your scorecard process objectives should address the question of which processes are the most critical for satisfying customers, company owners, and stakeholders. For customers, an innovative process is one that identifies customer needs and the development of new solutions to meet those needs. For owners and stakeholders, your objectives should address improving the efficiency of the flow...

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Executive Session

Hey, knock it off. The VA continues to discriminate against some HME providers

January 4, 2010Mike Moran

We ran a story last month on how some misguided VA medical centers still refuse to contract with HME providers who are not accredited by JCAHO. The bottom line here is this: The VA can contract with HMEs accredited by JCAHO or by any other accrediting body approved by CMS. That is the law. In response to that story, Tom Cesar, president of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) sent me this email, which adds further insight into this issue. I found his experiences with the VA interesting...

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