Designing a Laborist Compensation Model: Key Considerations

by Richard Chasinoff, Director
and Monica Nuñez,, Manager

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Laborist models continue to gain traction as hospitals seek ways to improve patient safety and professional satisfaction and respond to the national OBGYN shortage. But there are two aspects of the laborist model that hospital leaders often grapple with: reimbursement and compensation. Many hospitals are shifting from “traditional” management of labor and delivery where each […]

2023 High-Impact Initiatives: Emerging from the Crisis

by Mark Dubow, Director
and Meredith Inniger, Principal

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Leaders of hospitals and health systems face an array of difficult challenges as they move into 2023. In light of the challenges providers face, the Veralon team has identified high-impact initiatives that may help systems turn the corner for a brighter 2023. Briefly, the challenges include: Weakened balance sheets that limit capital available for new […]

Prioritize Service Lines During Challenging Times

by Mark Dubow, Director

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Analyzing and prioritizing service lines like a portfolio can support focused growth, even during a financial crisis. Cost cutting is critical but insufficient to ensure viability and success when the financial crisis faced by health systems is prolonged, as it has been in 2022. Health systems must also grow revenue. Tight budgets and limited access […]

Making the Business Case for Healthcare M&A: Top 5 Reasons

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
and Danielle Bangs, Principal

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Seventy percent of healthcare executives expect more mergers and acquisitions across healthcare sectors in 2022, a KPMG survey found, while 30 percent of healthcare investors plan to increase deal activity by 10 percent or more. For hospital and health system leaders, it’s a good time to consider: What’s your business case for M&A? We’ve seen […]

Why Amazon’s One Medical Deal Matters

by John Harris, Managing Director
and Danielle Bangs, Principal

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Amazon made a major move into healthcare in July when it announced plans to buy One Medical in a $3.9 billion deal. Suddenly, theoretical discussions about the future of healthcare—a future that could be dominated by tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Apple—came into sharp focus as the potential for Amazon to reinvent primary […]

Fair Play, Fair Pay: Assuring Provider Pay Equity

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director

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It’s not easy to determine if there is equity in provider compensation across your organization, given the many departments, specialties, and roles—but it’s essential. Consider the following hypothetical: A local news source reports a 30% pay discrepancy between your male and female maintenance employees performing the same work. Chances are you would rather not have […]

Responding to 5 Competitive Threats to CINs

by Molly Johnson, Consultant

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Health systems and their Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) face threats from a variety of competitors, including market disruptors, that may lure away aligned independent physicians and patients. Although the landscape of these competitors differs by market, they threaten the core business of CINs and complicate health system alignment with independent physician groups. Contact the Author: […]

Magnitude of Financial Pressures Demands Fast, Actionable Financial Planning

by J. David Robeson, III, Principal
and Ross Shuster, Manager

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Yet again, the latest Omicron surge delivered a financial punch to hospitals and health systems across the country, with many organizations experiencing one of their worst quarters ever this year. Now, healthcare leaders must take a fresh look at their financial planning process to determine their way forward in a turbulent environment. When the highly […]

Beyond ‘Shark Tank’: Applying Healthcare Valuation Multiples Is Harder than It Seems

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
and Jessica E. Stack, Principal

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It’s a familiar scene from a blockbuster show: A billionaire investor sizes up a company by dividing the value of the company by its annual profit to find the multiple. It’s a metric used to assess the market value of an asset, and in the world of “Shark Tank,” it comes to investors quickly and […]

Anatomy of a Deal Series No. 5:
After the Deal Is Over: What Hospital Integration Looks Like

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO

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The devil is in the details. A year after the merger of Independent Hospital (IHX) and Regional Health System (RHS), the work of integrating these facilities is still underway. Some aspects of integration, such as reviewing group purchasing contracts, food services agreements, opportunities to consolidate back-office functions and more, have been relatively easy to complete. […]