Veralon Views Blog

The Veralon Views blog is an extension of our partnership with leaders who are transforming the healthcare industry. Here, we share expert perspectives from our nationally recognized senior consulting team on issues that are key to the success of your organization.

Board Composition & Diversity

The competencies your board needs are continually evolving. Karma Bass, CEO of Via Healthcare Consulting, provides guidance on the changing expectations and how to achieve a diverse and effective board.   Learn how to access the full video and subscribe to our virtual board education services at If you are already a member, log […]

“Why Can’t We Pay Locum Rates to Our Physicians?” 3 Things Leaders Should Know

by Richard Chasinoff, Director
and Kelvin Polanco,, Manager

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In Latin, locum tenens means “holding the place.”[1] The term was first used in medieval times to describe the use of clergy to temporarily staff Catholic churches when priests weren’t available. In healthcare, locum tenens emerged in the 1970s as a way to describe the use of temporary physicians in rural markets where local physicians […]

Elevate your Organization’s Strategic Planning Approach

by John Harris, Managing Director
and Meredith Inniger, Principal

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Strategic planning is not a new concept in healthcare, but the practice is constantly evolving with the industry. Each organization needs to develop a planning process that fits its internal culture and process, building off the fundamentals of strategic planning. The graphic below showcases the healthcare strategic planning process and its four major activities. This […]

Why It May Be Time for Health Systems to Restructure their Physician Enterprises

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
and John Harris, Managing Director

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The median loss per physician employed by a hospital or health system totaled more than $249,000 in 2023. Now, as hospitals face their biggest financial crisis ever, hospital leaders must consider: “Is there a better structure for our physician enterprise?” The pain points that hospitals and physicians experience under an employed physician enterprise model are […]

Podcast: Private Equity and the Physician Enterprise: Key Issues Affecting the Investor-Professional Entity Model of Health Care Delivery

by Richard Chasinoff, Director

Private equity is increasingly prevalent in the physician practice space, leading to complex arrangements. Richard Chasinoff, Director at Veralon and Michele Masucci, Partner at Nixon Peabody discuss the structure of the management service organization (MSO), the financial, transactional, and regulatory climate and the unique legal and compliance challenges on AHLA’s Speaking of Health Law Podcast. […]

The Future of Physician Practices

by Danielle Bangs, Director

In this two-part video series, Danielle Bangs, Director, describes the forces driving competition for physician alignment and how hospitals and health systems can address the increased competition for physician practices.   Learn how to access the full video and subscribe to our virtual board education services at If you are already a member, log […]

10 High-Impact Initiatives for 2024 – The Board’s Role

by Mark Dubow, Director
and Meredith Inniger, Principal

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Leaders of hospitals and health systems continue to face several challenges from 2023 as well as an array of difficult new challenges as they move into 2024. Briefly, the challenges lying ahead include: Margins and cash position remain “weak” with slow volume recovery, constraining investment in new initiatives Clinical workforce shortages continue More competition from […]