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Finding a Partner with the Right Cultural Fit: 4 Strategies

Open PDF file > It’s healthcare’s version of dating: sizing up another organization for a potential partnership or merger. Seventy-one percent of healthcare leaders expect their organization’s merger, acquisition, or… READ MORE

6 Big Changes in Proposed ACO Regulations

On August 9, 2018, CMS issued new proposed regulations for MSSP ACOs that, if finalized, will result in far-reaching changes in the program. The motivation for the proposed changes, which… READ MORE

MSSP 2017 Performance Year Results and Pathways to Success: Implications for Track 1 ACOs

Performance results were recently released for the 5th year of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). These results show that a small but growing proportion of ACOs continue to earn… READ MORE

Putting Employed Physicians in the Driver’s Seat

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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