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BPCI Advanced: Apply Now,
Decide Later

CMS has opened applications for a second cohort of BPCI Advanced (Bundled Payment for Care Improvement-Advanced) participants in April. This initial application step gets you valuable data, and time to… READ MORE

Top 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Claims Analysis Capabilities

Supercharging claims analysis capabilities empowers healthcare organizations to zero in on opportunities to improve care and reduce costs. The most successful organizations typically elevate their performance under value-based contracts by… READ MORE

Advanced Practice Clinicians in Medical Staff Planning: Four Factors to Consider

The growth and aging of the U.S. population will significantly increase the demand for medical care over the coming decade. At the same time, the supply of physician services is… READ MORE

5 Strategies for Strengthening Physician Alignment

There are signs that hospitals’ interest in employing physicians or owning physician practices may be waning—yet the need to align physicians with hospital strategy is perhaps greater than ever. American… READ MORE

Evaluating a Partner Pre-LOI: 4 Things to Consider

Seventy-one percent of healthcare leaders expect merger and acquisition (M&A), and other partnership activity to increase over the next three years, according to a HealthLeaders survey. But as hospitals explore… READ MORE

ACO Pathways to Success: Final Rule Softens Impact

CMS published its final rule, the “Pathways to Success” for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, in December 2018. CMS’ overall goal is clear and unchanged from the proposed rule: to… READ MORE

To Merge or Not to Merge: Informing the Conversation

“Everyone in the industry is merging. We should be too.” “We’ve always been independent, and we should stay that way.” Independent hospitals continue to merge or affiliate with other hospitals… READ MORE

Checklist: Discussing Onboarding Issues Before Closing a Physician Practice Acquisition

Many of the reasons why physician practice acquisitions come apart after the deals are finalized fall under the category of “operational incompatibility.” Too often, the team that negotiates the deal… READ MORE

Tips for Successfully Handling Physician Compensation During Practice Acquisition

Compensation is often a make-or-break deal point in a hospital’s acquisition of a physician practice. Prospective physician employees will naturally compare what they will earn post-acquisition to what they currently… READ MORE

A Successful Practice Acquisition Begins with Due Diligence

It’s tempting to short-change the due diligence process when acquiring a physician practice. In the heat of a deal, hospital leaders are understandably most interested in determining fair market value… READ MORE