Podcast: HEALTHCARE HEADLINES Episode 1

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 […]

AHLA Podcast: Considerations for Integrated Physician Enterprise Performance

by Rudd Kierstead, Director

Health systems are beginning to address the many issues that come with the physician enterprise. Rudd Kierstead, Director, Veralon, speaks with Victoria Sheridan, Counsel, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs, Atlantic Health System, about some of the motivating issues, key factors, and main goals related to integrating the physician enterprise. They also discuss issues related to governance […]

Are There Physician Compensation Gaps Between Academic and Community Physicians?
The Surgical Specialties (Part 2)

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director

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Part 1 of this blog revealed that the increased blending of academic medical center and non-academic providers in the same health systems has led to compensation increases in the academic setting that outpaced those in the non-academic setting, for non-surgical specialties. We found the size of the difference in compensation between academic and community non-surgical […]

“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 […]

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 www.veralon.com/V-BE If you are already a member, log […]

AHLA Podcast: Physician Practice Employment and Acquisition: What Is Driving the Changing Landscape?

by Danielle Bangs, Director

When it comes to physician practices, the rate of employment, acquisition, and alignment activity among health care corporate entities like payers, payer-backed groups, private equity, and major vertically integrated retailers has outpaced similar activity among hospitals and health systems. Danielle Bangs, Director, Veralon, speaks with Mike Flammini, Chief Development Officer, Privia Health, and Eric Tower, […]

Determining Compensation for Super-Specialized Physicians: What to Consider

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director

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Before the early 20th century, there were virtually no physician specialists in the United States. Today, the list of physician specialties continues to expand as medical knowledge grows with new discoveries and advancements in technology. Now, healthcare leaders must consider: How does this super-specialization affect physician compensation? Specialization and Sub-Specialization Historically, physicians were generalists, but […]

Don’t Forget the Second Wave of WRVU Changes

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director

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The First Wave 2021 was the big year for WRVU changes associated with CMS’s extensive and far-reaching updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). The changes, designed to ultimately be budget neutral, restructured reimbursement to increase payments to cognitive specialists (such as primary care and other medical specialties) and reduce reimbursement to procedure-based specialists. […]