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  • Pay Attention

    Happy New Year! I hope healthcare leaders are paying attention to what is going on outside of healthcare. With the potential repeal of Obamacare grasping most of the recent healthcare headlines, it’s easy to miss other business-worthy stories. In case you’ve missed the following, let me get you up to speed: 1) Sears, a 123 year old retailing giant, recently announced the closing of 150 ...
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  • Billions and Billions Wasted on Healthcare Consultants

    Several weeks ago The Washington Post ran an article, “Pentagon Buries Evidence of $125 Billion in Bureaucratic Waste.” This article written by Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward told the story of a study originally authorized by Deputy Defense Secretary, Robert O. Work, in 2014. The study produced results indicating there were opportunities to save $125 billion over five years. ...
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  • Are Physicians Still Professionals?

    This year, 2016, has been a challenging year for physicians and the “professional services” that they are trained to provide. In addition, the year has put into question the sincerity that many physicians have demonstrated when they took the Hippocratic Oath at graduation which mandates that whenever they are treating patients, above all, their care should “do no harm”! ...
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  • MACRA-Part 3: The Toxic Side Effects

    MACRA – Part 3: The Toxic Side Effects In the Part 2 Blog in this series, the critical success factors for MACRA were identified. Although they are challenging, they can all be eventually achieved if they have the full support of the physicians. It would seem that all physicians would support achieving the components of the value equation for all those that they serve, that being improving ...
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  • MACRA: Medicare Payment Success Factors-Part Two

    MACRA – Part 2: The Critical Success Factors Based on information in the previous blog (MACRA – Part 1: The Realities), it is clear the “train has left the station” on the demise of fee-for-service payments for clinical services and the growth of value-based payment reforms. Although the actual full implementation of this transformational program by CMS may be delayed, ...
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