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Coker Group has added Alex Kirkland as a Vice President to Expand Financial Advisory and Physician Enterprise Services

Alex Kirkland, a veteran healthcare consultant, has joined Coker Group as a Vice President. Based out of Nashville, TN, Kirkland will expand the firm’s financial advisory services and physician enterprise services, which provides operations, strategy and practice management solutions for hospitals, health systems, and medical groups. Kirkland has an extensive background in financial and […]

By |September 20th, 2018|

Episode 14: How Prepared Are You for MACRA?

Dr. Mac Knight and Brandt Jewell join Mark to discuss preparing a physician practice for MACRA participation. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) becomes effective January 1, 2019.

Episode Synopsis

Mark, Dr. Knight and Brandt discuss how MACRA and other pay for performance reimbursement models are shaping the healthcare industry and how these […]

By |September 20th, 2018|

Episode 13: Espresso Shot #3: An Introduction to Physician Services

Brandt Jewell joins Mark to discuss various services available to physician practices and healthcare organizations working with physician groups. Coker’s physician services focus on a myriad of factors affecting the “physician enterprise.”

Episode Synopsis

Mark introduces Brandt and his expertise within the physician services realm. They provide an overview of key areas to consider during the […]

By |September 13th, 2018|

Just When You Think You’ve Heard It All: CMS’s Proposal for an E/M Makeover

By Jeannie Cagle, RN, BSN, CPC, Senior Manager | Coker Group

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard about the recently released proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for changes to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidelines. In the press release dated July 12, 2018, CMS stated, […]

By |September 12th, 2018|

The Next Stage of Evolution in Physician Practice Transactions: Can hospitals compete with private equity in attracting physician group deals?

By Mark Reiboldt, Senior Vice President | Coker Group

There are many terms for it: alignment, physician integration, employment, practice acquisitions, hospital-physician joint ventures, strategic affiliations. The recent rise in transactions involving hospitals and physicians has been one of the most impactful trends in the nature of how both types of organizations are structured and […]

By |September 12th, 2018|

Is Your EHR Company Holding Your Patient Data Hostage?

Are you ready to change to a new EHR system for your medical practice? At some point, you may want or need to make that switch. Whatever your reason for moving to a new system, you have a legal obligation to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your complete patient data for seven […]

By |September 11th, 2018|

Episode 12: ValuePath™: Transitioning to a Value-Based Care Delivery Model

Dr. Mac Knight joins Mark to discuss Coker’s approach of transitioning to a value-based care delivery model. ValuePath™ is a suite of services designed to aid physicians and healthcare organizations with improving their quality of care and lowering the cost of services.

Episode Synopsis

Mark and Dr. Knight outline the key success factors for performance under […]

By |September 6th, 2018|

Managing Financial Risk Through a Value-Based Clinical Care Delivery System

In days past, hospitals, healthcare systems, and their medical staffs could afford to exist in separate but parallel tracks, intersecting only when necessary to deliver clinical care. As value-based reimbursements, especially those involving both upside and downside risk, become more standard, and providers realize that risk is shifting onto them, they must learn how […]

By |August 30th, 2018|

The Dangers of an Unstable IT Infrastructure

Do you ever wonder how the same software can perform exceptionally at one location and create chaos at another? Does your vendor ever claim that no one else is having the same technical problems like yours? Do you feel frustrated when the software vendor, the hardware vendor, and the support vendor start pointing fingers […]

By |August 29th, 2018|

Making the Most of Your MACRA Reporting

By now, most MACRA participants have reported their data for 2017 and are gearing up to do so in 2018. Coker Group has a team of experts who can help you with this task. We can ensure that your MACRA reporting process is an effective part of your overall plan to succeed under MACRA […]

By |August 28th, 2018|