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.

Why is Kaiser/Geisinger Such a Big Deal?

by John Harris, Managing Director
and Danielle Bangs, Principal

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A colleague asked, “Why is the Kaiser/Geisinger announcement such a big deal? There have been a lot of mega mergers.” An excellent question. This was more than just a $95B insurer/health system acquiring a $7B one. Here’s why: Kaiser Permanente has long been recognized as an iconic leader in value-based care, but they have largely […]

iProtean, now part of Veralon is now part of Veralon

We are thrilled to announce that iProtean, now part of Veralon, the health care industry’s top virtual board education company, has been acquired by Veralon Partners Inc. (Veralon), a leading national health care consulting firm specializing in strategy, M&A, financial planning, business valuation and provider compensation. This continues to be a time of rapid change […]

An Innovative Solution: LEAN Six Sigma in Healthcare

What happens when you bring wisdom from outside of healthcare into your organization? One New Hampshire CEO is thinking outside of the box and testing this out. Tom Mee, CEO of North Country Healthcare, is standardizing quality of care across the four facilities that make up his healthcare network by standing up a LEAN Six […]

Should You Revisit Your Funds Flow Model?

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director
Margot Berg, Manager

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Given the financial realities, it is imperative that Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) have a funds flow model that is equitable, rules-based, and aligned with the goals of the institution at large. Review this checklist of criteria to determine whether your institution should consider revisiting its funds flow model. Review this checklist of criteria to determine […]

Partnering to Remain Independent

LMH Health is celebrating 101 years of independence and plans to keep things that way. We want to congratulate CEO Russ Johnson and his board for formalizing their new strategic clinical partnership with the The University of Kansas Health System! In this new series, Preparing for Strategic Partnership, Russ walks us through the various considerations […]

Building a Community Physician Network for Your AMC: 5 Things to Consider

by Rudd Kierstead, Principal

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Academic medical centers’ survival increasingly depends on strong relations with community physicians. More AMCs are developing their own community physician enterprises with the goal of supporting the tripartite mission of academic medicine. Even as AMC-led health systems consider new relationships with large independent physician practices and emerging practice aggregators, they must have a sound model […]

iProtean, now part of Veralon’s Education Session at the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

SAN ANTONIO, TX – This year at the 2023 AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, iProtean, now part of Veralon hosted an education session on Navigating the Top 3 Threats Facing America’s Rural Hospitals. Our 3 panelists, the iProtean, now part of Veralon team, and over 300 attendees, rolled up their sleeves for interactive breakouts […]

Assigning Proxy wRVUs for Physician Activity: Pros and Cons

by Richard Chasinoff, Director
and Monica Nuñez, Manager

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As hospitals and health systems continue to evaluate how they compensate physicians, some have expanded upon their work relative value unit (wRVU) based compensation models to include activities for which wRVUs may not currently be assigned. We are seeing this trend applied to administrative activities—such as attendance and participation in committee meetings—and clinical activities that […]