Coffee with Coker

Coffee with Coker provides web-based educational information and has historically been a webinar series to discuss healthcare business topics. Our platform has expanded to include regular podcasts as well as occasional webinars. (A list of archived webinars can be found here.)

Coker Group’s regular podcasts are released on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Shorter Espresso-Shot episodes are released periodically to address hot topics. Each episode features industry experts relevant to the topic at hand. For more in depth presentations Coker Group hosts intermittent webinars to facilitate panel discussion and answer listener questions in real time. We look forward to engaging with you through Coffee with Coker.

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Podcast Episodes

Episode 26: An Effective Approach to Coding and Compliance Auditing and Education

Roz Cordini and Jeannie Cagle join Mark to discuss the importance of coding and documentation. Roz, Jeannie, and Mark talk about the need for an effective compliance program and the use of a coding audit as an educational tool for healthcare providers. Full Blog Post


Bonus Episode: One Month into MACRA Webinar

Roz Cordini, Brandt Jewell, and Alex Kirkland join Mark for a webinar to discuss the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP). The discussion was recorded live during its presentation on January 24, 2019. Full Blog Post


Episode 25: 2019 Healthcare Industry Trends

Roz Cordini, Aimee Greeter, Brandt Jewell, Stephen Ross, and Chris Torregosa join Mark to share their thoughts on current healthcare industry trends and where the industry is heading in 2019. The discussion was recorded live during its presentation to the company as part of the 2018 Coker Group annual meeting. Full Blog Post


Episode 24: Healthcare Strategic Planning: Working Now for the Future

Aimee Greeter and Taylor Harrison join Mark to discuss the importance of prioritizing new strategic initiatives as the healthcare industry continues to evolve. Aimee, Taylor, and Mark talk about the importance of strategic planning—and the process for strategic planning–as the healthcare industry changes. Full Blog Post


Episode 23: The History of Coker Group

Craig Hunter, Jeannie Cagle, Kay Stanley, and Max Reiboldt join Mark to share the history of Coker Group and how the firm was founded. The discussion was recorded live during its presentation to the company as part of the 2018 Coker Group annual meeting. Full Blog Post


Episode 22: Espresso Shot #5: Changes to Reimbursement from CMS for CY 2019

Brandt Jewell and Alex Kirkland join Mark to discuss the final rule from CMS last month announcing adjustments to the physician fee schedule for 2019. Brandt and Alex provide their input on the changes revealed and what it means for physician practices. Full Blog Post


Episode 21: Q&A Episode – December 2018

Jessica Combs joins Mark to in a Q&A style discussion to address recent questions on healthcare trends. Mark addresses each question on various topics including private equity interest in healthcare, the opioid crisis, neutral site payments, healthcare technology, and revenue cycle management. Full Blog Post


Episode 20: What Lies Ahead for Physicians and Hospitals in America?

Max Reiboldt and Tom Anthony join Mark to discuss what lies ahead for physicians and hospitals in America. Max, Tom, and Mark talk about the changes in the healthcare market and the transformation of the marketplace over recent years. Full Blog Post


Episode 19: ValuePath™: Where Does Your Journey Begin?

Ellis Knight, MD, and Mark Stabile join Mark to discuss the ValuePath™ approach to value-based care and the benefits of technology solutions. Mark, Dr. Knight, and Mark talk about the changes in the healthcare market and the transition to value-based care as a delivery model and business model. Full Blog Post


Episode 18: Physician Compensation: Automation Solutions with ProCARE Portal

Justin Chamblee, Jack Liu, and Matt BonDurant join Mark to discuss the evolution of physician compensation and the benefits of a software solution. Mark, Justin, Jack, and Matt talk about the changes in the healthcare market and how these changes have affected compensation. Full Blog Post


Episode 17: Executives Beware: Five Questions Astute Boards are Asking about Healthcare IT

Terry Wilk joins Mark to discuss the use and management of a healthcare organization’s information resources, systems, technologies, and staff. For their discussion, Mark and Terry pose five critical questions that Boards should be asking concerning the use of IT throughout their organizations. Full Blog Post


Episode 16: Improving Access to Care for Patients

Brandt Jewell joins Mark to discuss improving access to care for patients which has many different interpretations. For their discussion, Mark and Brandt define patient access as the ability for patients to access care promptly, and how a provider practice manages patient touch points and schedules to coordinate service access and minimize wait times. Full Blog Post


Episode 15: Espresso Shot #4: Understanding Physician Compensation Market Data

Justin Chamblee joins Mark to explain physician compensation market data and the correlation between wRVUs, total cash compensation and the total cash compensation per wRVU ratio. Full Blog Post


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. Full Blog Post


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.” Full Blog Post


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. Full Blog Post


Episode 11: Revenue and Quality Integrity: A Comprehensive Approach to Coding, Compliance, and Clinical Documentation

Dr. Mac Knight joins Mark to discuss Coker’s comprehensive approach to coding, compliance and clinical documentation known as revenue and quality integrity (RQI). As a former clinician, Dr. Knight is familiar with the challenges physicians face during the clinical documentation process and importance of proper coding from both a compliance and billing standpoint. Full Blog Post


Episode 10: Physician Compensation Round Table Discussion

Justin Chamblee, Jon Morris and Stephen Ross join Mark for a round table discussion on physician compensation strategies. Mark moderates the discussion as Justin, Jon and Stephen outline current trends in designing and managing physician compensation plans, the strategic elements of physician compensation plan design, and the impact of value-based reimbursement on physician compensation and fair market value/commercially reasonable analyses. Full Blog Post


Episode 9: Top 10 Lessons Learned from First-to-Second Generation Transactions

Max Reiboldt and Michael Barry join Mark to discuss the Top 10 Lessons Learned from First-to-Second Generation Transactions. Max oversees Coker Group’s services and the general operations of the firm, and provides sound financial, strategic and tactical solutions to hospitals, medical practices, health systems, and other healthcare entities through keen analysis and problem solving. Michael is a partner in the Corporate Practice and the Healthcare Practice at Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP and focuses his practice on health care transactional and regulatory law – specifically for hospital, health systems and other institutional providers. Full Blog Post


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. Full Blog Post


Episode 7: Maximizing Physician Engagement

Aimee Greeter and Taylor Harrison join Mark to discuss Five New Approaches to Maximize Physician Engagement. Aimee and Taylor specialize in hospital/physician alignment, accountable care responsiveness, hospital service line development, clinical integration initiatives, strategic planning, mergers and collaborations, operational issues, and financial management. Full Blog Post


Episode 6: Overview of the Healthcare IT Market

Jeffery Daigrepont joins Mark to discuss the healthcare IT market and provide his thoughts on the current and future trends. Jeffery specializes in healthcare automation, IT system integration, operations, and deployment of enterprise information systems for large integrated delivery networks. Full Blog Post


Episode 5: Espresso Shot #1: The Perpetual Upward Shift of the Median

Justin Chamblee and Jon Morris join Mark to discuss the recent release of the 2018 MGMA provider compensation market data and Coker’s observations of market data trends. Coker has been observing the data for the past five-to-ten years, noticing the increases that have been occurring. Full Blog Post


Episode 4: AHLA Presentation Recap: Long-Term Value from Post-Merger Integration

Michele Madison from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, joins Mark to discuss how to create long-term value from transactions through effective post-merger integration. Michele is highly experienced in managing legal issues arising in hospitals, physician offices, or integrated health systems. Full Blog Post


Episode 3: Operational Issues in the Medical Practice and Physician Services Realm

Jeff Gorke joins Mark to discuss operational issues and challenges medical practices face in the physician services realm. Jeff has expertise in optimizing the strategic and operational aspects of outpatient care to enhance processes and programs, drive efficiencies, and improve profitability. Full Blog Post


Episode 2: The Shift to Value-Based Healthcare

Dr. Ellis “Mac” Knight joins Mark to discuss value-based healthcare and its impact on the healthcare industry. They cover financing as a driving force in the healthcare landscape and why it continues to become more complex with the shift from pay for service to value-based care. Full Blog Post


Episode 1: Welcome to Coffee with Coker

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Coffee with Coker, a healthcare business podcast published by Coker Group. In this episode, we will introduce the Coker team and lay the groundwork for the podcast moving forward. Full Blog Post