Healthcare Consulting

We assist clients in resolving a wide-range of challenges facing healthcare organizations today.  Our consulting services are in demand by hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physician-owned medical practices and academic institutions.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Physician-hospital integration
  • Strategic planning and alignment
  • Physician compensation plan redesign
  • Physician transition plan development
  • Revenue cycle optimization
  • Practice operations excellence
  • Staffing deployment models

Each consulting engagement is tailored to the inpidual client.  We offer recommendations to enhance the ability of organizations to achieve “best practice” performance in critical areas that impact strategy and operations, including governance, productivity, efficiency, and financial management.  Key areas that are frequently addressed with our clients include:

Physician-Hospital Integration

  • Evaluate physician-hospital alignment
  • Develop governance and organization
  • Design funds flow models and physician compensation plans
  • Redesign ambulatory care models

Strategic Planning and Alignment

  • Determine strategic alignment opportunity
  • Develop strategic and tactical plans
  • Develop new organizational structures

Physician Compensation Plan Redesign

  • Benchmark current productivity and compensation
  • Design compensation plan architecture and conduct financial modeling
  • Develop specific targets, goals and payment methods for incentive plans

Physician Transition Plan Development

  • Develop plans for physician slow-down and retirement
  • Resolve impact issues, e.g., on-call, governance, voting rights

Revenue Cycle Optimization

  • Optimize patient financial clearance and front-end billing processes
  • Manage consumer-driven health plans and optimize point-of-service collections
  • Manage and prevent claim denials
  • Improve account follow-up – insurance and patient
  • Optimize reimbursement 

Practice Operations Excellence

  • Improve patient access 
  • Streamline patient flow and create provider efficiency
  • Improve facility design and facility utilization
  • Create care teams and delegate work
  • Improve practice operations and patient flow

Staffing Deployment Models

  • Staff the medical practice to ensure “best practice” performance
  • Benchmark staffing levels and conduct workload analyses
  • Design care teams that work at the top of licensure
  • Design staffing models for patient-centered medical homes