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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Podcast: Physician Practice Mergers and Acquisitions – Trends in the Health Care Industry

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
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Host Ericka Adler, Roetzel shareholder and Health Law Practice Group Leader, is joined by fellow Roetzel shareholder David Hochman, and special guest Dan Grauman, Veralon Managing Director and CEO, to discuss evaluating and planning for healthcare practice mergers and acquisitions. Dan Grauman talks about the ongoing trends of consolidation he sees in healthcare, the important […]