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Strategic Planning for Healthcare Managers: A Step-by-Step Guide


Strategic planning is crucial for all businesses, especially those in the ever-evolving healthcare industry. It involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve those goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the plan efficiently. In addition, a strategic plan can help your organization achieve your coding and auditing objectives, identify areas in need of improvement, and protect your bottom line.  

In this eBrief, Stephani Scott presents the four crucial steps to strategic planning and highlights why coding managers and compliance directors should begin planning immediately. 


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Stephani Scott

Stephani Scott has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry working closely with physicians and staff in Health Information Management. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care, large multispecialty physician practice, and EHR software design and development. Scott was a part owner of a consulting company for many years providing services in best practices for physician practice management services including coding and documentation audits, compliance, and revenue cycle management. She has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient auditing and coding compliance. Throughout her career, Scott has enjoyed teaching E/M coding, compliance, and EMR utilization to many physicians and staff locally and nationally.

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