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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
BOARD OF VISITORS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
HEALTH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
November 7, 1997
8:15-9:15 a.m., East Oval Room, The Rotunda

I. ACTION ITEMS

A. HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - SALARY ADJUSTMENTS - Codified autonomy legislation for the UVA Medical Center, which became effective on July 1, 1996, authorizes the Board of Visitors to establish competitive compensation plans for Medical Center employees. Pending Board approval, the Medical Center will implement salary increases for Medical Center Health Care Professionals.

B. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM - The University of Virginia, on behalf of the Medical Center, has engaged the law firm of Vinson and Elkins to assist in the development of a Health Services Delivery Compliance Plan. The purpose of the Plan is preventive in nature, providing a comprehensive self-assessment of Medical Center practices and policies, identifying significant risks and recommending alternative or preferred solutions. The purpose of the Corporate Compliance Program is to develop and implement improved quality and performance, responsive to the increasing complexity of Medical Center operations.

C. NEW BUSINESS VENTURE - I.Q. HEALTH -- A proposed new business venture, between the UVA Health Services Foundation and Cerner Corporation, will be discussed. The Institute for Quality Health (I.Q. Health), a division of the UVA Health Services Foundation, will license its Health Risk Assessment to the Cerner Corporation, a large Kansas City-based health information company, along with additional services related to the development and enhancement of the Health Risk Assessment.

D. GAINSHARING PLAN FOR MEDICAL CENTER EMPLOYEES INCLUDING WAGE EMPLOYEES AND CLINICAL FACULTY -- A modification of the 1997 Gainsharing Plan, the 1998 Gainsharing Plan establishes a target operation margin of $24,360,000 prior to Gainsharing payout. Those eligible for participation in the Gainsharing Program will include all Medical Center employees (including Housestaff) and the School of Medicine Clinical Faculty who are on the payroll as of June 30, 1998. At Level I, with a Quality Index of greater than 4.49, payments will equal a maximum of 4% of employee salary based on operating margin. For Quality Index ratings of less than 4.49, payment will equal a maximum of 3.6% of employee salary (also based on operating margin). If the Quality Index is below 4.36 there will be no Gainsharing. The Gainsharing payment will be paid in August of 1998 as a one-time lump sum payment.


II. REPORTS BY THE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

A. VICE PRESIDENT'S REMARKS -- Developments of significance to the Health Sciences Center occurring since the last meeting of the Board of Visitors will be briefly highlighted. Focus will also be given to progress made in implementing Codified Autonomy in the Medical Center.

B. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER FINANCIAL REPORT - SEPTEMBER 1997 -- A quarterly report of financial results for the Medical Center will be presented.

C. REMUNERATION TASK FORCE REPORT -- The chair of the Clinical Faculty Remuneration Task Force will report on the comprehensive review of the School of Medicine's Faculty Practice Plan, outlining the issues addressed in the official report of the Task Force. Recommendations of the Task Force will be discussed. The Faculty Practice Plan was approved by the Board of Visitors in 1990 and establishes rules and guidelines to compensate clinical faculty working at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and its clinical facilities.


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