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Comprehensive Executive Search Should Include Leadership Cultural Assessment

An adage in the search world goes something like this: “Candidates are hired for skills and experience but fired for fit.” Seldom do you hear that a leader didn’t work out because they lacked the skills or experience needed to do the job. Rather, you may frequently hear comments like:

“She just didn’t fit […]

By |July 16th, 2018|

MACRA Implementation: Have you Established a Plan to Succeed?

By now, most organizations participating in The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the groundbreaking CMS payment model, have reported their first year of data. They are awaiting their results to see how Medicare provider payments will be adjusted once MACRA fully kicks in, as of January 2018.

The most foresighted organizations, […]

By |July 13th, 2018|

Is Your Talent Pipeline Full, Half Empty, or Totally Dry? Developing Internal and External Talent

As healthcare organizations continue to deal with the increasing speed of change, one constant is the need to create sustainability within the organization. A critical component of stability and ongoing success is the talent level of the organization’s future leaders. It is vital, therefore, to develop a steady pipeline of capable employees to ensure […]

By |July 12th, 2018|

Episode 8: Espresso Shot #2: Five Fatal Mistakes of an IT Contract

Jeffery Daigrepont joins Mark to discuss the fatal mistakes of healthcare IT vendor contracting. Jeffery speaks often on this subject and is intimately familiar with the potential pitfalls of electronic health record vendor contracts.

Episode Synopsis

Jeffery provides his insight on the top five mistakes committed during vendor contract negotiations and what to avoid, even if […]

By |July 12th, 2018|

Hospital-Physician Disengagement – Say that Again?

Over the last few decades, conversations relative to alignment between physicians and hospitals have become increasingly more common, with providers seeking new and alternative ways to partner. While the dialogue has shifted from discussions solely about employment (i.e., the 1990s to early 2000s) to more innovative models (common in the most recent decade), the […]

By |July 11th, 2018|

The Intersection of Compliance and Fair Market Value: Are You Sure Your Arrangements Coincide?

By Randy Gott, Senior Vice President | Coker Group and Roz Cordini, JD, Chief Compliance Officer | Owensboro Health, Inc.



The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established a national Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC or the Program) under the joint direction of the Attorney General and the Secretary […]

By |July 11th, 2018|

Interim “C” Suite Management: Develop a Customized Job Description

By Max Reiboldt, CPA, President/CEO | Coker Group

Turnover is inevitable and occurs in all types of entities and can be a costly distraction. In healthcare organizations, from hospitals/health systems to medical practices and related organizations, a vacancy doesn’t necessarily have to have negative consequences. When an open position occurs in a management role, such […]

By |July 11th, 2018|

Post-Merger Integration: The Key to Value Creation in Healthcare Transactions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is not a new concept for hospitals and other healthcare industry organizations, particularly during the era of hospital-physician alignment. Making M&A transactions work, however, is an entirely different exercise and increasingly challenging in today’s marketplace.

The foundation of this discussion is to first define what we mean by “making a transaction […]

By |July 10th, 2018|

Direct to Employer Contracting Arrangements: A Response to Rising Premiums and Compromised Care

An increasing number of self-insured employers face rising premiums and real, or perceived, cutbacks in quality of care from their health insurance carriers. In response, providers are stepping into the breach and offering direct-to-employer (DTE) contracting for the delivery of healthcare services.

Hospitals, health systems, and clinically integrated networks (CINs) of providers are offering the […]

By |July 9th, 2018|

Increase Operational Efficiency Through Scheduling Options

Optimizing physician schedules improves operational efficiency and provider productivity. Several scheduling strategies are available, as no single option fits all medical groups. The model that is best for your practice will depend on your specialty and other factors. For example, consider these scheduling options:

Cluster Scheduling involves establishing a schedule template for groups of […]

By |July 6th, 2018|