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.