Most medical groups are unable to gain strategic advantage due to their own management bureaucracy.
Learn how valuation consultants’ refusal to opine at higher than the 75th percentile is taking the fairness out of fair market valuation and robbing you of your income.
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For the most part, physicians are stuck in a Marxian world of reimbursement: Pay is based upon the value of labor, whether measured in ASA units or wRVUs. It’s a mistake to assign value on the basis of input (labor) when the real measure is in the value of the output, whether seen as cure, […]
More and more hospitals are disrupting their longstanding hospital-based group relationships as they seek to cut stipends and get more for nothing. The favored tool? A “weaponized” form of the request for proposal, called a “Fulcrum RFP™, designed to get a group to grovel for the continuation of its contract. Of course, the concept of an […]
You’d think that after spending millions of dollars setting up a foundation model entity to employ physicians, or even going out, in those states without prohibitions on the practice of medicine, and employing physicians directly, that hospitals would want you to succeed. Well, they do, sort of — but only to a point. Historically, physician […]
Proponents of the ACO model argue that this time it’s different, that the model is not about controlling physicians, it’s about clinical issues and getting physicians integrated with other providers…
Healthcare deal compliance, in terms of antikickback, Stark, and tax exempt entities, often turns on the propriety of the consideration paid. And that turns on the concept of fair market value, which is often neither fair nor indicative of value. That’s because fair market value is defined for those purposes in a fashion that ignores […]
According to a report in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a study reveals that the total amount of Medicare payments to non-radiologist physicians for non-invasive diagnostic imaging is greater than that paid to radiologists. The reason: self-referral within non-radiology practices. No real news as to the role of […]