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IDSA sponsored research

CID: Early Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention Is Associated With Shorter Hospital Stays and Lower Readmission Rates: A Retrospective Cohort Study

CID: Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention is Associated with Better Outcomes among Privately Insured Individuals Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

CID: Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention is Associated with Decreased Mortality and Lower Healthcare Costs

Other Articles that discuss the value of ID Physicians

CID: The Infectious Diseases Physician in the Future of Healthcare: Not Only About Antibiotic Prescribing

CID: The Value of an Infectious Diseases Specialist

CID: The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists: Non-Patient Care Activities

 

Value of ID Physicians in specific patient populations

CID: Impact of Infectious Diseases Consultation on Mortality of Cryptococcal Infection in Patients Without HIV

CID: Impact of Infectious Disease Consultation on Quality of Care, Mortality, and Length of Stay in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Results From a Large Multicenter Cohort Study

CID: Impact of Infectious Disease Consultation on the Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Admitted for Infectious Complications

Critical Care Research and Practice: Influence of an Infectious Diseases Specialist on ICU Multidisciplinary Rounds

Open Forum Infectious Diseases: Infectious Diseases Consultation Reduces 30-Day and 1-Year All Cause Mortality for Mutlidrug-Resistant Organism Infections

JAMA Internal Medicine: Association of Evidence-Based Care Processes With Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus  Bacteremia at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014

CID: Impact of Infectious Disease Consultation on Clinical Management and Mortality in Patients with Candidemia

 

ID-focused Hospital Efficiency Improvement Program
This guide describes how to implement services aimed at mitigating healthcare-associated infections and other infectious disease-related issues under the leadership of an ID physician executive. It provides clear descriptions of activities (services lines) and metrics for the following services lines: Infection Prevention & Control; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Hospital Admission/Readmission Avoidance; and Bio-security, Bio-preparedness, & Emerging Infectious Diseases.

IDSA Guide to Co-Management Agreements for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control & Prevention Services - July 2014 (PDF)
This guide provides background, rationale, and sample contract language to assist IDSA members who are interested in co-management agreements with a hospital or healthcare system.

Infectious Diseases Services Agreement - Template (.doc)

Template for an Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Services Agreement.
This market study reviews the maximum annual incentive compensation for the infectious diseases specialty payable by hospitals for services rendered in the infectious disease service line. 

Legality of Gain-sharing Arrangements Between Infectious Diseases Physicians and Hospitals (PDF) 
Memorandum that provides information concerning gain-sharing arrangements between hospitals and physicians, the history of the growing acceptance of gain-sharing with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), factors that OIG and CMS consider in approving gain-sharing arrangements, and recommended process for Infectious Diseases clinicians to approach such arrangements.

Gain-sharing Contract Template  
Template for an agreement for infection prevention/epidemiology services.

The ID Service Line
Co-management agreements are typically used for specific hospital service lines, such as cardiology and orthopedics. This article provides guidance on how the concept for how Infectious Diseases services can be considered as a hospital service line. This article appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Physician Leadership Journal, which is a publication of American Association of Physician Leadership.

AMA: Terminating an Employment Contract (PDF)
Guide from the American Medical Association on terminating physician-hospital and physician-group practice employment agreements.

Advisory Board Cheat Sheet Series
The Advisory Board provides cheat sheets on a variety of topics related to health care and physician compensation, including Clinical IntegrationPhysician Co-ManagementPhysician Employment, and Hospital Readmissions Reduction.

The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists Brochure (PDF) - IDSA Branded
The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists Brochure (PDF) - Unbranded

NOTE: IDSA members may download and print - at members' own expense - The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists Brochure for distribution to interested parties. The unbranded version of The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists Brochure may be customized and printed with members' respective contact information and/or affiliated logos before distribution. 

ONLY THE ADDITION OF IDSA MEMBER'S CONTACT INFORMATION AND/OR AFFILIATED LOGOS IS PERMISSIBLE. THE CONTENT AND APPEARANCE OF THE VALUE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES SPECIALISTS BROCHURE CANNOT BE ALTERED.

The Value of ID Specialists Presentations (.zip)
The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists presentation provides a high-level review of the evidence implicating the beneficial impact of ID intervention on patient outcomes as well as the objective, methods, and limitations of the study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Presentations available in PowerPoint with speaker notes, PDF with speaker notes, and PDF formats.

Instructions on How to Issue a Press Release (PDF)
Provided is step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the Press Release Template (below) and inform your local media outlets on the publication of the "Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention is Associated with Decreased Mortality and Lower Healthcare Costs" manuscript.

Press Release Template (PDF)
The customizable Press Release Template summarizes the beneficial impact Infectious Diseases Specialists have on patient outcomes expressed in the "Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention is Associated with Decreased Mortality and Lower Healthcare Costs" manuscript. Please fill out the template according to the Instructions on How to Issue a Press Release document linked above.

See examples of how IDSA members are presenting the Value of ID Specialists messages to important stakeholders below.

 

The Critical Value of Infectious Disease Specialists (Video) 
Steven Schmitt, MD, FIDSA, FACP 
Vice Chair, Medicine Institute 
Cleveland Clinic

 
Dr. Steven Schmitt discusses and highlights the importance of infectious diseases specialists within a healthcare system that is moving towards value-based, team care. The PowerPoint presentation is also available for download (PPT).

Infectious Disease Strategies to Limit Hospitalization and Reduce Risk (Video) 
Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FIDSA 
President, ID CARE 
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers 
University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

Dr. Nahass discusses the value and services of infectious diseases specialists that can help limit unnecessary admission, readmissions, and avoidable complications. The PowerPoint presentation is also available for download (PPT).

Infectious Disease in an Era of Health Care Transformation
Hospitals & Health Networks Daily makes available a short video interviewing Dr. Steven Schmitt, who provides brief rationale as to why infectious disease specialists are the most qualified physicians to lead antibiotic stewardship programs at a hospital or health system. 

Harvard Business Review: Do Most Hospitals Benefit from Directly Employing Physicians?

In the past, some hospitals have generated over one million dollars in physician operating losses. Administrators are now interested in developing strategies to get a greater return on their investment in physician employees. One suggestion would be to increase mangement on returns and decrease management on losses.  There are 6 proposed strategies that can direct hospitals to meeting their goals: establish goals and target returns for physician organizations, strengthen physician operations, revamp compensation and incentives contracts, pursue reality based contracts with insurers, and motivate physicians to contract full-time. Through implementation of these strategies hospitals are hoping to have a unified physician operating model.

 

Physician Compensation Surveys

Jackson Physician Search: Read Between the lines to understand the 2018 Physician Compensation Survey

PracticeLink: A recruiter's guide to physician salary and compensation surveys

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