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How to meet the needs of patients-as-consumers
October 25, 2018

How to meet the needs of patients-as-consumers

Thanks to the internet and social media, instant gratification is now a baseline consumer expectation. You can outsource your grocery shopping, order pizza in a single click, or go on a shopping spree at 2 a.m. from the comfort of your couch.... more
On the Road to Risk, Summit Medical Group is Driving in the Fast Lane
October 02, 2018

On the Road to Risk, Summit Medical Group is Driving in the Fast Lane

Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, M.D., CEO of Summit Health Management & Summit Medical Group, discusses how his organization is succeeding in a mostly value-based care environment. At Summit Medical Group (SMG), the oldest independent multispecialty physician group in New Jersey, Jeffrey Le Benger, M.D., has been providing high-level leadership for 16 years. With more than 800 providers at 70 locations, multiple comprehensive ambulatory care campuses and a strategic partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center, SMG handles more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. Its officials believe that its performance is marked by a sustained enhancement to clinical quality and patient outcomes, ongoing participation in emerging value-based reimbursement initiatives and meaningful cost containment.... more
NJ upends how doctors get paid, so why do vaccination, C-section rates lag?
September 26, 2018

NJ upends how doctors get paid, so why do vaccination, C-section rates lag?

New Jersey doctors and hospitals are increasingly paid based on quality, but patients aren't getting the care they need to prevent illnesses and bigger bills down the road, a report released Tuesday said. Despite incentives to promote good health, the report by Catalyst for Payment Reform found New Jersey has fewer vaccinations, more C-section deliveries and a tougher time controlling patients' high blood pressure, the report said.... more
Reducing Total Cost of Care in Targeted Areas
September 20, 2018

Reducing Total Cost of Care in Targeted Areas

It was against this backdrop that population health executives representing hospitals, clinically integrated networks (CINs), and accountable care organizations (ACOs) nationwide convened in the summer of 2018 in Chicago for Navigant Consulting, Inc.’s 2018 Clinical Integration (CI) Summit. While all markets are different, this paper documents the key issues impacting organizations and proven strategies around how to overcome them.... more
3 Strategies for Combating Physician Burnout
August 17, 2018

3 Strategies for Combating Physician Burnout

Physicians call it “Pajama Time.” But it has nothing to do with curling up with a good book before heading off to bed. In medical parlance, Pajama Time refers to the several hours at night that many physicians must set aside to catch up on completing notes, tasks and orders that they simply don’t have a time to manage during the workday. However, Pajama Time is symptomatic of a larger and growing problem throughout the medical profession: physician burnout. Dealing with a flood of medical data is a major cause of physician burnout. But it’s not the only one.... more
Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center Recognized for Quality in Value-Based Cancer Care
June 25, 2018

Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center Recognized for Quality in Value-Based Cancer Care

Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Cancer Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. By combining nationally consistent quality criteria with locally effective value-based programs, Blue Distinction Centers for Cancer Care deliver maximum value to members battling cancer by aligning health care payments with improved health outcomes. The designation is available for all cancer types and various care settings, including physician groups, cancer centers, hospitals and accountable care organizations (ACOs).... more
How Healthcare Organizations Can Stay on Top of Insider Threats
June 19, 2018

How Healthcare Organizations Can Stay on Top of Insider Threats

Inside actors, either accidental or malicious, pose the largest attack vector for hospitals and private practices. Healthcare is the only industry where insider threats are greater than threats from the outside. This is according to the recently released 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) by Verizon, which noted the prevalence of human error as well as threats from phishing and ransomware.... more
The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care
April 09, 2018

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

The New York Times reported on the major consolidations in the health care industry and the impact on doctors and patients. Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, CEO and Chairman of Summit Health Management and Summit Medical Group, was quoted about managing patient care as deals involving major players proliferate. Click here to read the article... more
Healthy Business Model: ROI-NJ Q&A With CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger
April 05, 2018

Healthy Business Model: ROI-NJ Q&A With CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger

ROI-NJ, a go-to source for New Jersey business information, recently sat with SMG Chairman & CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger to discuss the exemplary business model that has led to SMG’s extraordinary growth. The Q&A, featuring discussion of taking business worries away from the doctors, standardization of health care and quality for patients, and expansion of our business model appeared in ROI-NJ’s April 2nd print issue. ROI-NJ previously recognized Dr. Le Benger as a visionary leader in the health care category of their annual ranking of the most powerful people in New Jersey business.... more
CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger Named to 2018 NJBIZ Power 100 List
March 27, 2018

CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger Named to 2018 NJBIZ Power 100 List

For the fourth consecutive year, Jeffrey Le Benger, MD, FACS, the CEO of Summit Health Management, parent company to Summit Medical Group, has been named to NJ Biz’s Power 100, and continues to seek to revolutionize outpatient health care delivery in New Jersey. Ranked 31 on the 2017 list, Dr. Le Benger is recognized as being an impactful innovator and ahead of the health care curve for many years. Dr. Le Benger has navigated SMG’s dramatic transition from a small medical practice to the largest independent multispecialty doctor network in the state with over 80 offices.... more
CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger featured in Modern Healthcare
March 14, 2018

CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger featured in Modern Healthcare

Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, chairman and CEO of Summit Medical Group and Summit Health Management, shares his thoughts on primary care and healthcare services and how their costs in the long run will decrease. He emphasizes that ultimately, costs will go down. He also goes on to say that, "the more we spend on outpatient utilization, the lower the spending is on inpatient utilization and overall patient per member per month spending."... more
CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger Featured in Becker's Hospital Review
February 08, 2018

CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger Featured in Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, chairman and CEO of Summit Medical Group and Summit Health Management, shares his thoughts on what it takes for physicians to stay focused on quality of care and the patient experience at a time when pressures to cut costs are on the rise.... more