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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2020

Back To The Future: 2020 And Beyond Memphis Healthcare Leaders Reflect on Past, Present and Future

The last decade value of these providin healthcare has ers will facilitate their been one of the thorough integration most important in into our health care U.S. history. It began system with its atwith the passing and tendant benefits. As implementation of solo and small group the Affordable Care practices are replaced Act on March 23, by hospital, academic 2010. The passing of and large single/ that law brought on multispecialty group controversy and much practices, traditional change. Certainly physician autonomy is there are pros and decreasing. Ability to cons. hire staff, determine For this issue compensation, design of Memphis Medical schedules and make News’ InCharge, we capital purchases are asked our five cover often relegated to nonhonorees to reflect on medical administrative Neal Beckford, MD the past decade and personnel. Business Title: Board Member, Tennessee State Board of Medical tell us how, in their algorithms and corpoExaminers; Past President, Memphis Medical Society, Bluff City view, healthcare has rate compliance strateMedical Society changed in general, gies that seem foreign Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York in Memphis and to the practicing physiExperience: Clinical Associate Professor, Department of in their respective cian are used in making Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, January 1993- Present; organizations or decisions. Otolaryngologist, University Clinical Health, April, 2018 to Present professions. We also “The physician may asked them to look feel out of the loop, into the approaching causing frustration, andecade and tell us what they see. ger, and a sense of being fungible, ficult for all parties involved, healthas if he/she could be replaced at a care providers, medical institutions Neal Beckford moment’s notice without remorse and patients alike. Physicians have Reflections: by employing entity. A true solutraditionally been the arbiters of “The changes in healthcare detion to the healthcare crisis will healthcare decision making. Midlivery that have occurred over the need to address the needs of all level providers such as nurse praclast decade are real and almost palplayers involved, including patients, titioners and physician assistants, pable. Efforts to decrease overall providers and the institutions that optometrists, AuD’s, etc. are a cost of healthcare are apparent in support them.” growing presence in both primary all facets of the healthcare delivery care and specialty medical practicsystem and are driving much of that es. They are competent healthcare Looking Ahead: transition. All aspects of medical “The nexus of medical care will providers, broadening their scopes practice are being scrutinized, tryprobably continue to move away of practice and expanding access ing to identify what ‘true quality’ from the traditional hospital model to services by successfully assumis and how to incorporate it into into the community for reasons of ing many roles traditionally held by the medical mainstream. This is a cost, efficiency and convenience. physicians. Generally accepted by work in progress, replete with fits Pharmacy sponsored clinics, dithe community at large, these proand starts that hopefully will bring rect pharmacist treatment through viders still strive to gain acceptance more competent, compassionate physician compact agreements, with certain populations who prefer and cost effective healthcare to our company medical clinics and telea more traditional model where community. medicine are examples of disrupthe physician wears the mantle of “Negotiating the changes assotive influences that will impact the healthcare decision making. ciated with this transition will be difdelivery of health care as we know “Educating the public as to the

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2020 Memphis Medical News InCharge Healthcare  

A Snapshot of Who’s Leading Memphis Healthcare Into the Next Decade

2020 Memphis Medical News InCharge Healthcare  

A Snapshot of Who’s Leading Memphis Healthcare Into the Next Decade