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Healthcare Cybersecurity – Where are You Vulnerable?

Experts warn that when it comes to cyber breaches, it is not a question of if, but when we will be hacked. Cybersecurity threats are real. Most practices don’t understand the complexities of the HIPAA Privacy/Security Rule. The punishment for failing to protect patient privacy is much worse for those who are unprepared.

Healthcare cybercrime, […]

By |February 23rd, 2018|

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s Effect on Recruitment Incentives

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that became law on December 22, 2017, is beginning to have an impact on physicians, specifically with the recruitment incentives most health systems offer to new physicians. Traditionally, relocation or moving expenses provided to new physicians as a recruitment incentive were not considered direct income to the […]

By |February 19th, 2018|

Physician Practice Mergers: Leveraging Strength in Numbers

Consolidation is a hallmark of the current healthcare industry. As many hospitals decide to align strategically, so too are practices looking for ways to take advantage of strength in numbers. One of the tactics private practices can pursue is to merge with other entities.

Physician practice mergers typically fit into three major structural classifications:


1. Legal […]

By |February 16th, 2018|

Bundled Payments on the Horizon: New Medicare Payment Program

On January 20, 2018, the Trump administration announced it was starting a new Medicare payment program. The New York Times reported that under the new initiative, “…Medicare will make a single ’bundled payment’ for nearly all the services provided in a 90-day period to certain Medicare patients who are admitted to a hospital or […]

By |January 11th, 2018|

Advanced Practice Provider Compensation Alignment as a Strategy Multiplier: Implementing Value-Based Reimbursements

By Stephen Ross, MHA, FHFMA, CMPE, Manager | Coker Group

It is easy to recognize that the healthcare industry is moving from a predominantly fee-for-service model to a value-based reimbursement system that rewards both hospitals and physicians based on quality outcomes, cost efficiency, and patient experience. Broad-scale payment reform initiatives, such as MACRA and MIPS, […]

By |November 15th, 2017|

Webinar – Bundled Payments: What All Providers Should Know About This Emerging Payment Model

On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1pm EDT Max Reiboldt, President/CEO and Ellis “Mac” Knight, MD, Senior Vice President/CMO will lead a webinar presentation on bundled payments. This webinar will be hosted by Greenbranch Publishing and the cost will be $237.

Bundled Payments are becoming more and more recognized as the preferred method.

Bundled Payments are […]

By |August 14th, 2017|

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Is Your Data Protected?

Healthcare cybercrime, a form of online terrorism that has been impacting other industries over the past 20 years, is now threatening the very safety and well-being of our nation’s healthcare system. Daily, we read about security breaches in small, medium, and large healthcare organizations that often affect hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people […]

By |July 5th, 2017|

Implement Healthcare Leadership Development to Maximize Profitability

Depth of  healthcare leadership development is vital to an organization’s strategic success. Further developing the members of your organization’s leadership team  pertinent to decision making style and effective communication amongst the team is an important step in culture building and in ultimately implementing strategy. Coker Group has the experience not only to assist you […]

By |July 5th, 2017|

In a World of Increasing Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks: Are You Protected?

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced Tuesday, June 27, that another international ransomware attack occurred and may be affecting Healthcare and Public Health Sectors. The malware is known as GoldenEye or Petya and Ukraine was ground zero for the infection. The attacked shut down important infrastructure including central banks, airports, metro transport, and […]

By |June 29th, 2017|

Adapting Hospital Employed and Private Practice Compensation Models for Clinical Integration

Coker Group is working with MentorHealth to present a webinar on July 25, 2017, at 1:00pm EDT. This webinar, titled “Adapting Hospital Employed and Private Practice Compensation Models for Clinical Integration” will be led by Justin Chamblee, CPA, Senior Vice President. Details for this session are below and you can click here for pricing […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|