DCA’s health system clients average in size from $2.0-$7.0 billion in annual revenues, and the organizations manage about 50-1,500 studies concurrently, depending on their size and stage of maturity.

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Grants Management

DCA’s substantial involvement in Academic Medicine (research, development, education and innovation) has resulted in considerable and comprehensive expertise in effective Grants Management.

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Medical Education

DCA works successfully with large
academic medical systems, sponsoring institutions, and individual training
programs across the medical specialties spectrum.

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Whether it’s promising research, health care innovations,
or ever-increasing regulations, DCA is a trusted partner during turbulent times.

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At its September 2019 meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC, or the Commission) discussed potential changes to the Indirect Medical Education (IME) program, which supports patient care and resident training at teaching hospitals. On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners – including more […]

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RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES prompt new wave of innovation for U.S. HOSPITALS

Interviewees Craig Garthwaite Professor of Strategy and Co-director of the Health Enterprise Management Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Julie Hill Recruitment Coordinator, Tidelands Health, and President, National Association for Health Care Recruitment Manisha Jain Senior Associate Director, Wharton MBA Career Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania John Lacy, CHRO Baylor Scott & White […]

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CMS Final Rule Expands Flexibility for Sharing FTE Slots

H. Guy Collier Emily J. Cook Drew Elizabeth McCormick Summary The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has historically prohibited “new” teaching hospitals from sharing graduate medical education (GME) full time equivalent (FTE) slots with another hospital under a GME affiliation agreement. In the fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule, CMS proposed […]

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I have had the opportunity to work with the DCA team on multiple projects over the past decade.  Most recently, DCA advised and supported our system’s planning process for a new residency program.  Their expertise and knowledge were invaluable to our leadership team and their work product was ‘spot on.’  DCA has a knack for understanding your needs and translating those needs into an efficient and effective engagement.  DCA is our first thought when a GME related need arises.

M. Shane Spees President/CEO North Mississippi Health Services