Alignment Deal-Making: Keys to a Successful Transaction
by Max Reiboldt | President and CEO at Coker Group
Many alignment transactions between healthcare providers have occurred over recent years, and even more are in process or on the horizon. Whether the arrangements are physician-to-physician or physician-to-hospital/health system, there are basic overarching principles to consider and follow when completing such transactions.1 Both parties must review several key areas to develop and maintain a high-level of trust between them and to avoid derailment of the deal. Individually, the parties must conduct a thorough due diligence. The success of the transaction is primarily based on the pre-closure determination of the overall sustainability of the deal.
MACRA and MIPS in Physician Practice Valuations
by Yong Zhang, ASA, CPA | Senior Manager and Michael Ueng, ASA, CPA/ABV | Manager at Coker Group
On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed rules related to legislative changes to Medicare Part B reimbursement, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA repealed the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and replaced it with a new value-based reimbursement system, which consolidates several existing reporting and payment incentive programs.
MACRA establishes two paths for Medicare reimbursement for providers: the Merit Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which is a modified fee-for-service model, and Alternative Payment Models (APMs), which are payment models that reduce costs of care and/or support other value-based models. Most physicians are expected to enter the MIPS pathway in the beginning.
Coker ValuePath Mini-Webinar Series
Learn how to successfully navigate the path to value with Coker Group's mini-webinar series. Senior executives from Coker will present on the components related to the shift from volume to value. This series will be multiple mini-webinars that will be 30 minutes each. During that time, presenters will introduce the topic, address the issues and challenges related to the topic, and answer previously submitted questions. To ensure these sessions are beneficial, we invite you to submit your questions here. For more information on the dates and topics, click here.
|Executive Search Announcements
Below you will find a list highlighting some of
our current searches. If you are interested in
more information about any of these positions, please contact us today.
Coker Group, a global healthcare consulting and financial services firm that provides operational and financial solutions to healthcare organizations throughout the US and abroad, seeks well-qualified candidates for these positions:
Chief Medical Officer, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Alamogordo, NM
Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Surgical Specialists, Eugene, OR
Assistant Vice President- Patient Care Services, Cardio Vascular Services, DCH Health System, Tuscaloosa, AL
Director of Purchasing, Genesis Health System, Zanesville, OH
Executive Director of Facilities and Campus Operations, Springhill Medical Center, Mobile, AL
Chief Executive Officer, Children's Specialty Group, Norfolk, VA
Candidates interested in learning more about these opportunities should forward a resume to:
Charles L. Nagle, President
Nagle & Associates