Ob Hospitalist Group is Proud to Announce a New Partnership with Global Healthcare Insurer, Beazley

By OBHG Super Admin on July 16th, 2014

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) and Beazley, a leading insurer of hospital professional liability risks in the Lloyd’s Insurance market, have created a unique partnership that is sure to bring forth many new and exciting opportunities, the very first of which is an up to 10% discount* on insurance premiums Beazley is offering to OBHG hospital partners.

Beazley at Lloyds insures many of the largest and most prestigious hospitals in the United States including three of the top five pediatric hospitals as listed by US News and World Report and 18% of Modern Healthcare’s top 100 hospitals.

Today the liability challenges faced by healthcare organizations are greater than ever. However, there is strong evidence to suggest that exposures can be mitigated by a top-down commitment to quality and patient safety. Beazley rewards hospitals that implement programs that minimize risk and increase patient safety, satisfaction and demonstrate a commitment to providing the very best medical care available.

After much due diligence, Beazley has determined that an OBHG hospitalist program is a key component in elevating the standard and safety of the women’s healthcare line and as such is offering this unprecedented discount towards hospital insurance premiums. 

OBHG provides our hospital partners with custom program policies and procedures aligned with their individual standards, coding and compliance materials and monitor key metrics to ensure accurate and compliant coding.
The work we perform makes a positive impact in the lives of our patients, their newborns and families. It also makes a difference in each hospital by ensuring they are fully equipped with a strong Board Certified, OB/GYN physician team to successfully care for each patient presenting, regardless of time, day or complication.

We are proud this contribution has been recognized and rewarded by a company that has served and protected the best healthcare providers across the globe since 2003.

*Subject to underwriting approval by Beazley.
 

We invite you to discover more about OBHG and the advantages that our customized programs deliver to our partner hospitals, physicians and patients.  Contact an OBHG representative today at Programs@obhg.com or  800.967.2289

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Morton Plant Hospital Becomes 58th Hospital Partner

By OBHG Super Admin on July 1st, 2014

We are proud to announce Morton Plant Hospital is OBHG’s newest and 58th  hospital partner.

Hospitalist care is a growing trend nationwide that helps increase access to specialists and improves patient outcomes.

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OBHG Welcomes Manatee Memorial Hospital

By OBHG Super Admin on June 30th, 2014

Bradenton, FL– OBHG is proud to introduce our 57thdedicated OB/GYN 24-hour Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL.

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ICD-10: OBHG is Preparing for the New Normal

By OBHG Super Admin on May 26th, 2014

To quote Bob Dylan, A Change is Gonna Come!

In 2015, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system will require all sectors of healthcare utilize ICD-10 codes rather than the current ICD-9.

OBHG answers that with a further quote by Bob Marley, Everything is Gonna be Alright!

OBHG already has anticipated and prepared for this change by appointing a dedicated Project Manager, Angie Holcombe for the ICD-10 projects to make this transition as painless as possible. We have already completed the process of training and re-certifying all OBHG Medical Coders in preparation of this change and have partnered with McKesson, the largest, and best regarded, Revenue Cycle Manager to provide their comprehensive ICD-10 Transition Service Solution across all areas affected by the conversion.
Additionally, OBHG will be providing new software updated with all ICD-10 related content and will be conducting numerous training sessions as well as providing written materials along the way.

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Addressing NQF 470: Reducing the Episiotomy Rate

By OBHG Super Admin on April 28th, 2014

As our industry moves toward reimbursement for quality of care, rather than just fee-for-service, the importance of the National Quality Forum (NQF) metrics and their ties to reimbursement for quality have become an even greater focus for OBHG’s Risk and Patient Safety team. 

The NQF metrics were developed based on current best practice guidelines and are directly linked to a hospital’s quality-based incentive reimbursement through CMS. As leaders in elevating the standard of women’s healthcare, it is important to understand the impact these measures have on improving hospitalist performance, as well as on our hospital partners’ bottom line. As such, we are providing the service of tracking and reporting our metrics required by the hospitals, in addition to delivering data-driven training to our hospitalists.

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Immediate Care is the Best Care

By OBHG Super Admin on April 19th, 2014

You don’t have to be a high-risk patient for immediate OB/GYN care to be a high priority.  Perhaps no medical environment has more potential for situations to turn from routine to life-threatening than the Labor and Delivery department. Nobody knows this more than an Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) hospitalist. In 2006, Dr. Chris Swain, veteran OB/GYN, Founder of Ob Hospitalist Group and the original architect of the Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) created this innovative, OB/GYN Hospitalist Model with the vision of providing expectant mothers with obstetrical complaints a dedicated Obstetric Emergency Department staffed with emergent care experienced OB/GYNs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Patient safety is our primary goal and we know, that seconds can make life-changing differences in the practice of obstetrical medicine and delays in care are an uneccesary risk for patients, their physicians and hospitals.  Since our inception, our team of highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYNs have performed over 52,000 deliveries, many of which began as routine and ended up anything but. For each one of these deliveries, the presence of an OBHG hospitalist may have meant the difference between life and death. The following are three such deliveries:

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Nearly 50% of U.S. births paid for by Medicaid

By OBHG Super Admin on February 18th, 2014

A study published by Women’s Health Issues in September 2013, revealed the percentage of births covered by Medicaid rose from 40% in 2008 to 48% in 2010, a difference of about 90,000 births.

The new study, intended to create a baseline to assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act, was generated by researchers at George Washington University and March of Dimes examining data for the nearly four million U.S. births in 2010, on a state-by-state basis. Southern states had the highest percentage of births paid for by the program, while the lowest rates were in the Northeast and Northwest. Hawaii received the least Medicaid funding at 24% with Louisiana topping the list at 70%. 

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How an OB/GYN Hospitalist Program Can Enhance Physician Recruitment

By Brian Monks, MD on February 11th, 2014

The past decade has seen significant growth within the OB/GYN hospitalist movement. Over this period, initial concerns about OB/GYN hospitalists competing with or being counter-productive to community providers and/or patient care were demonstrated to be unfounded. In fact, OB/GYN hospitalists were discovered to be very valuable assets. Hospitalists allow community providers to be much more productive and efficient and make their schedules less hectic and more manageable. They also provide a much needed safety-net by greatly minimizing delays in care and reducing liabilities (according to The Doctors Company, delays in care of fetal distress account for 38% of all malpractice claims) for both the community provider and hospitals while providing consistent patient care and elevating patient experience, satisfaction and safety. 

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OBHG Hospitalist Profile Series - Dr. Michael J. White

By OBHG Super Admin on January 23rd, 2014

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is guided by the mission of elevating the standard and availability of obstetric care to expectant mothers. A key component of achieving this mission is hiring dedicated, Board Certified OB/GYNs with a passion for serving people and for their field. Our service-oriented physicians must fit into their individual hospital culture while embracing OBHG’s core values which include delivering excellent care for all patients regardless of circumstance, and doing so with uncompromised integrity. To date, OBHG employs over 240 such hospitalists in over 45 partner hospitals nationwide. Our Hospitalist Profile Series will offer a brief portrait of many of our valued physicians and reveal why they chose to become a hospitalist, why they chose OBHG and what their experience has been thus far.
 

Dr. Michael J White

Dr. Michael J. White has been a practicing, Board Certified OB/GYN since 2005. Prior to joining Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) he worked with another leading OB/GYN hospitalist provider. This has afforded Dr. White a unique and valuable perspective.
 

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OBHG Hospitalist Profile Series - Dr. Charles Jaynes

By OBHG Super Admin on January 23rd, 2014

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is guided by the mission of elevating the standard and availability of obstetric care to expectant mothers. A key component of achieving this mission is hiring dedicated, Board Certified OB/GYNs with a passion for serving people and for their field. Our service-oriented physicians must fit into their individual hospital culture while embracing OBHG’s core values which include delivering excellent care for all patients regardless of circumstance, and doing so with uncompromised integrity. To date, OBHG employs over 240 such hospitalists in over 45 partner hospitals nationwide. Our Hospitalist Profile Series will offer a brief portrait of many of our valued physicians and reveal why they chose to become a hospitalist, why they chose OBHG and what their experience has been thus far.
 

Dr. Charles Jaynes
Dr. Charles Jaynes has been a practicing OB/GYN since 1977.  His professional experience reflects that of a practitioner who enjoys complex obstetrics. The fact that he was honored by his peers as one of Texas’ Super Doctors in Texas Monthly magazine  three years in a row confirms that he not only enjoys but excels in his chosen specialty. Ob Hospitalist Group was very fortunate when Dr. Jaynes chose to join our hospitalist program at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, TX in 2008.

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