Trustee Cherilyn G. Murer authors new book

Cherilyn Murer
Cherilyn G. Murer

Past Chair and present Trustee of the Northern Illinois University Board, Cherilyn G. Murer has authored her seventh book examining a new business framework aimed at better coordinating efforts by hospitals and physicians to reduce cost, increase quality and improve patient satisfaction.

Published this month by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, the book, “Clinical Co-Management: A Bridge to Clinical Integration and Pathway to Bundled Payments,” provides a comprehensive view of the Clinical Co-Management Agreement (CCMA) framework.

“I am very excited about this book which identifies a methodology serving as the framework for hospital/physician bundled payments; the future of American health care reimbursement,” said Murer, an NIU Law alumna and founder, president and CEO of Mokena-based Murer Consultants, Inc.

Detailing why CCMAs present a viable alternative to conventional hospital-physician alignment models – such as medical directorships, committee chairs and physician employment – the book presents an insider’s view of the working models for clinical co-management programs. It also provides physicians, hospital executives, health care attorneys and industry experts with a trustworthy reference they can refer to prior to and during CCMA negotiations, implementation and oversight.

This book is available on Amazon or directly from the publisher with a 20 percent CRC Press discount using code hwp36.

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