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Perspectives on the business of healthcare

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The Spring Equinox 2019 Issue is Out!

Contributors this issue include Paul Vanchiere, founder of the Pediatric Management Institute, who highlights critical terms shareholder agreements ought to include to ensure smooth ownership transfers, and Brandon Betancourt, fellow consultant, whom I am delighted to welcome as a contributing editor for our Spring Equinox ViewPoint issue. Brandon and I had a chance to record a podcast that is jammed packed with valuable and insightful information, kicking off the podcast by asking about buy-ins and moving into valuations, paths to partnership, assumptions some physicians have when selling the practice to partners and much more.

About Viewpoint

Viewpoint Magazine is a labor of love project from The Verden Group and its associated companies, created to deliver transparent interpretations of health care industry happenings, with the perspective to help support the independence of private practice. ViewPoint – what you need to know, now. Read more »

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The “Medicare-for-All” Debate

Susanne Madden examines the debate and feasibility of Medicare for all.

Shareholder Agreements: 12 Critical Items

Paul Vanchiere on 12 critical items that should never be overlooked.

Insurers Rapidly Acquiring Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)

Insurers buying up PBMs is disruptive and will blur the lines between insurance & delivery of care.

Adding NCQA's Behavioral Health Distinction To Your PCMH Recognition

What you need to know about the NCQA distinction and why it may be worth achieving.

Succession Planning: What It Is and Why You Need It

Whether you're a partner or sole owner, don't wait for a crisis, the time for succession planning is now!

Workplace Democracy: Empowering Employees for Practice Improvement

Engaging employees and being more transparent can have a positive impact on your practice.

Benefit Corps: Where Purpose & Profit Meets

Benefit Corps make social objectives as important as financial goals and that's great for healthcare.

Physician Politics: Does It Affect Care?

A look at physician politics reveals patterns that suggest the care they deliver may not be the same.

Health IT Innovation: An Interview With PCC

PCC is a leader in health IT, a benefit corporation, and pediatricians' best ally.

Healthcare Changes - What To Expect In 2019

Government shut downs, anti-ACA justices, dysfunctional congressional partisanship?

Leadership In Practice

Brandon Betancourt on why embracing healthy debate & trusting your partners are key to success.

Process Improvement: Solving Practice Problems Using A3 Methodology

Furthering our Dynamic Work Design series, we examine how the A3 method can be applied to root cause analysis.

Curated Video

Behind the scenes, up close, and personal. More video »

Interviews & Podcasts

Frontline stories from our clients, colleagues and consultants. More stories »

Podcast: The Ins & Outs of Buy-Ins and Buy-Outs

Susanne Madden & Brandon Betancourt talk Practice Ownership - benefits, pitfalls & risks to buy-ins & buy-outs.

Podcast: ABC Pediatric Clinic, Houston, TX

Susanne spoke with Dr.s Sugol and Silen Pahlavan of ABC Pediatric Clinic in Houston, Texas, to learn about how they handled Hurricane Harvey and what they learned from the experience.

Interview: Michael Lubin, VP, Hint Health

Susanne spoke with Michael Lubin, VP of Hint Health, a 'direct care' company that helps connect physicians directly to patients and employers. No more middleman insurance companies!

Interview: Todd Wolynn, MD

We asked Dr. Todd Wolynn to tell us a bit about how he's innovating at his practice, Kids Plus Pediatrics. By investing in a studio onsite at his practice, this doctor has turned connecting into a lot of fun for everyone.

Videocast: George Rogu, MD, CPE

Susanne Madden sat down with George Rogu, MD, CPE, of RBK Pediatrics in Long Island, NY, to discuss the impact of technology on his busy pediatric practice.

Podcast: Gautam Gulati, MD

Dr. Gulati and Susanne Madden had an opportunity to talk about innovation - its cause (and stagnation) and its application. Even innovating oneself.

Interview: Scott Hodgson

Self described "design addict", Scott Hodgson has been the creative brain behind countless branding, identity, advertising and packaging projects.

Podcast: A Conversation with Christoph Diasio, MD

Susanne Madden spoke with Dr. Christoph Diasio, managing partner of Sandhills Pediatrics (North Carolina) and chair of the AAP section on practice management (SOAPM) about incorporating mental and behavioral health into his pediatric practice.

Female Solo Pediatric Practices of 2016

At The Verden Group, we assist many physicians with starting their new practices. Our favorites are the independent female pediatricians who decide to break out and create practices THEIR way.

Interview: Bonnie Feola, MD

We spoke to Dr. Bonnie Feola about her experiences with buying over an established pediatric practice and how she made it one her own, one step at a time.

Podcast: A Conversation with Brent Cardwell, MD

On the challenges and opportunities inherent in running an independent pediatric practice and a pediatric IPA.

Interview: Brandon Betancourt

We interviewed Brandon Betancourt of Pediatric Inc and Salud Pediatrics about his thoughts on what in means to innovate at the pediatric practice level today.