by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
Healthcare Headlines Podcast

In our 2nd episode of Healthcare Headlines, Dan Grauman, Managing Director & CEO of Veralon, continues to dive into the dynamic healthcare landscape. This episode covers the latest updates on regulatory challenges in hospital mergers, and artificial intelligence advancements in clinical documentation, as we explore the forces driving change in the healthcare industry. We also […]


by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
Healthcare Headlines Podcast

Veralon is delighted to launch this short podcast where Daniel Grauman, Managing Director & CEO, reviews major healthcare headlines and news stories, and what you need to know. Welcome to this first episode, which will be followed by regular episodes every month. Stay tuned for Episode 2! Listen below, or click the icons to listen […]

Why is Kaiser/Geisinger Such a Big Deal?

by John Harris, Managing Director
and Danielle Bangs, Director

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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 […]

Interactions of Medicare Alternative Payment Models

by John Harris, Director
and Amanda Brown, Manager

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CMS continues to authorize voluntary and mandatory alternative payment models (APMs) to shift risk to providers. Beyond choosing which models offer the best opportunity, providers must evaluate the impact of participating in multiple APMs simultaneously. Overlapping APMs can be synergistic or self-defeating. Where simultaneous participation is an option, overlapping incentives are complicated and may not […]

COVID-19: Scaling Ambulatory Services to Maximize Volumes While Controlling Costs

by Lynda Mischel, Principal
and Meredith Inniger, Manager

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The pandemic has placed significant constraints on capacity, making volume growth, or simply maintaining normally budgeted volume levels, a formidable challenge. Organizations must implement novel clinical and administrative workflows that allow for the most efficient use of provider and patient time, ensure patient and staff safety, and drive bottom line performance. Many have opened services […]

What Does CVS-Aetna Have in Store for Hospitals?

by Scott Stuecher, Manager, Veralon

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Twelve years after launching the retail health insurgency with the purchase of the start-up MinuteClinic, CVS Health is upping the ante. In the biggest deal of 2017, CVS Health acquired Aetna in December. At this point, all predictions about how this merger will impact hospitals and health systems are conjecture. However, hospital leaders would be […]