Fostering Physician Motivation: Compensation is Just The Beginning

by Stuart J. Schaff, Senior Manager
Becker's Hospital Review
November 10, 2017

  Like most employees, physicians benefit from a supportive environment. Unfortunately, many hospitals and health systems rush right past creating such an environment, instead immediately asking newly employed physicians to increase production, optimize in-house referrals, reduce emergency department use, pay more attention to cost, and support other initiatives. Read the full article on Becker’s Hospital […]

Optimizing Your Ambulatory Care Services Strategy: Four Factors For Success

by Carol Davis, Principal
Becker's Hospital Review
August 2017

  In today’s healthcare environment, convenient access to ambulatory services is more important than ever before. In part due to the introduction of value-based payment models that reward providers for lowering the total cost of care for patients, inpatient volumes in many markets have been flat or declining for several years. Success under value-based payment […]

Thinking About Developing a Freestanding Emergency Department? Four Reasons to Reconsider

by Carol Davis, Principal & Laura Zacchigna, Manager
Becker's Hospital Review
February 2018

There has been tremendous growth in freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs), with a more than 100% increase in the number of such EDs between 2008 and 2016. The popularity of FSEDs is rooted in their potential to increase community access to vital healthcare resources. Consumers perceive them as having more extensive clinical capabilities than an urgent […]

Using Due Diligence to Optimize Post-Transaction Benefits

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO;
Danielle Bangs, Manager;
Sean Looby, Manager
HFM Magazine
November 2017

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The due-diligence period is the critical time during which organizations that are exploring possible mergers or affiliations should be assessing the proposed transactions’ actual viability and ability to deliver the desired value.

Valuing an Acquisition: Don’t Stop at FMV

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO,
Danielle Bangs, Manager,
Sean Looby, Manager
hfm Blog
July 12, 2017

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  When a healthcare organization is considering an acquisition, there are two imperatives: It should know both the fair market value (FMV) of the target organization (the value to a hypothetical buyer) and its investment value (the value to a particular buyer), and it should understand the difference between these values. An acquirer should carefully […]

Clinical Co-Management Arrangements: What Are You Paying For?

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Director & Richard Chasinoff, Principal
hfm Blog
May 1, 2017

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Karin Chernoff Kaplan and Rich Chasinoff underscore the importance for a hospital entering a co-management agreement with physicians of clearly defining the services the physicians will provide under the agreement.