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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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Different Economics, Different Payment: Call Coverage Stipends for Employed vs. Independent Physicians
08/31/2017

Physician employment agreements now commonly include compensation for services beyond basic clinical services; they may also provide compensation for medical directorships, teaching, on-call payments, and so on. We have found… READ MORE

Tackling the IT Challenge in Your CIN
08/29/2017

Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) need quality data to understand their patient population and manage provider practice patterns. That makes information technology (“IT”) critical at any stage of CIN development. For… READ MORE

A Strategy for Post-Acute Care
08/08/2017

Hospitals and health systems have not historically focused on post-acute care. However, several factors are now motivating them to develop or strengthen their ties with post-acute care providers and establish… READ MORE

Medical Staff Planning: A New Way to Think About Community Versus Hospital-Specific Needs
07/26/2017

Increasingly, hospital administrators are concluding that there is a great deal more to managing their employed physicians than simply signing them up. Hospital and health system leadership use data and… READ MORE

Due Diligence: Not All Risks Are Equal
07/12/2017

A prudently conducted due diligence effort will surface a comprehensive (and often lengthy) list of potential risks and issues related to the transaction being assessed. However, the implications of these… READ MORE

4 Ways to Simplify — and Strengthen — Your Physician Compensation Plan
06/01/2017

Can your physicians easily project their compensation for the next year with reasonable accuracy, or do they need to have their accountants build elaborate Excel models to do so? Many… READ MORE

Hospital Independence Assessments
04/04/2017

Consolidation among healthcare providers has continued at a significant rate over the last decade. In 2005, 45% (2,220) of acute, non-federal community hospitals were independent; by 2015, the figure had… READ MORE

Urgent Care: Understanding Value to Manage Transaction Expectations
01/09/2017

Urgent care is in the investor spotlight. Private equity, venture capital, health insurers, and health systems all want a piece of it, and transaction activity in the industry is high…. READ MORE

5 Reasons Why You Should Develop Ambulatory Care Satellites
11/30/2016

Despite the attention being given to potential repeal of the Accountable Care Act, we can be reasonably certain that some aspects of health care reform are unlikely to be overhauled… READ MORE

How Risk Affects Valuation
11/01/2016

Business valuation is as much an art as a science. It not only requires technical knowledge of valuation methodologies, it requires the valuator to have significant judgement and the industry… READ MORE