In order to stay abreast of the latest news and trends in this fast changing environment, we decided to start a blog. The Coker Group Report allows our consultants the opportunity to share postings on their thoughts and insights on topics relevant to everyone who is interested in healthcare.

Below is a sample of one of the recent posts.

Interim Management Solutions: Take Time to Pursue the Right Hire

What do you do when you have a vacancy in your top-level leadership team? Do you rush to find a replacement, or do you pursue an alternative approach, such as finding an interim management solution, and take the necessary time to find a long-term leader?

Finding executive talent is getting tougher for healthcare organizations as […]

By |March 6th, 2017|

Solidifying Organizational Development: Identifying and Retaining Leadership for Your Organizational Culture

Today’s business leaders in every industry find themselves in a sobering state of affairs due to a leadership deficit and organizational development challenges. The complex tasks related to managing the global enterprise are creating significant needs for effective leadership. So, what can an organization do when faced with this situation?

First, ask the question, “Does […]

By |February 17th, 2017|

Maximizing the Success of Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions

Various types of transactions, such as healthcare mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and physician alignment deals, are not new to hospitals. Indeed, there have been multiple waves of consolidation within the healthcare provider industry dating back decades and each wave brought new changes and in some cases challenges for those involved in such transactions. […]

By |February 17th, 2017|

Telemedicine: Leveraging Technology to Deliver High-Value Healthcare Services

Many articles in medical journals and magazines speak to the importance of telemedicine, i.e., the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using telecommunications technology, and confirm its benefits in a reformed healthcare industry. However, few providers know how to incorporate telemedicine into their delivery systems. Two application examples include performing relatively prosaic tasks such […]

By |February 17th, 2017|

Professional Services Agreements as an Alternative to Employment: A Contemporary Option for Alignment and Integration

Integration of physicians and hospitals continues to be a major area of strategic and tactical consideration for organizations within the healthcare delivery system. How can you know what opportunity is best for you or your organization?

Private practices and health systems alike continue to evaluate their options for working together during the progression of the […]

By |February 17th, 2017|

Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act: What You Need to Know About MACRA

In 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which further pushed providers and CMS down the path of value-based reimbursement and away from fee-for-service reimbursement. Effective in 2017, MACRA requires CMS, through the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), to consider quality, cost, advancing use of clinical information, and […]

By |January 17th, 2017|

Employed Physician Network Turnarounds

We are hearing from almost every healthcare system who has employed physicians in the last decade that they are now losing considerable dollars within their employed physician network. Most organizations are happy to hold their losses to less than $100,000 per employed doctor. 

There are a lot of reasons for this trend, many of which […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|