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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.

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Putting Employed Physicians in the Driver’s Seat
06/28/2018

As hospitals and health systems build their employed medical practices, a large emphasis is often put on compensation arrangements, and little attention is paid to engaging physicians in the successful… READ MORE

Involved in Value-Based Payment? Meet Quanto
04/25/2018

Veralon’s health system clients have achieved significant savings using Quanto to identify value-based improvement targets and provide the financial management reports to manage to those targets; client savings have varied… READ MORE

Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions: Planning for Realistic and Achievable Results
04/18/2018

A high volume of mergers and acquisitions between and among hospitals and health systems continue to dominate the healthcare landscape, with an increasing number of transactions anticipated in 2018.1 The… READ MORE

Using “Relative Burden” to Determine Reasonable ED Call Coverage Compensation
04/09/2018

Many hospitals are finding themselves in discussions with physician specialists regarding compensation for emergency department (ED) call coverage. An increasing number of physicians are paid for this coverage, and information… READ MORE

Don’t Lose Sight of the Strategic Value of Due Diligence
03/27/2018

Performing due diligence can seem like a “check the boxes” exercise as organizations verify material facts, gain a clear view of the risks involved, and more. But there is strategic… READ MORE

What Does CVS-Aetna Have in Store for Hospitals?
02/28/2018

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… READ MORE

Do Your ACO’s Provider Distributions Need to Be at Fair Market Value?
12/12/2017

Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) receive a substantial portion of their revenue through shared savings programs in which payers pay the ACO a portion of total cost savings generated by member… READ MORE

Advanced Practice Clinicians: About More Than Savings
11/17/2017

Advanced practice clinicians are sometimes casually thought of as a cheaper alternative to physicians by healthcare administrators. In actuality, there are many compelling reasons to bring these clinicians into a… READ MORE

Filling in the Blanks: Addressing Degree of Physician Alignment in Medical Staff Planning
10/24/2017

If your organization is like most health systems and hospitals, your physician recruitment plan may be based on a less than complete picture of your existing physician base. Many medical… READ MORE

Developing a Financially Robust Strategic Plan
10/06/2017

A strategic plan provides a roadmap for where a hospital or health system will focus its efforts and resources. The plan must generate financial results required for long term success…. READ MORE

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