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Cloudy, with a Chance of Storms

A variety of market forces are coalescing to bring major change to hospitals and health systems, changes that will have impacts on the future strategies of independent physician practices.

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Mission on Mission

Non-profit health system Mission Health agrees to sell to for-profit HCA, a controversial move that proves there is sometimes a better way to archive the purpose of the organization.

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Mileage May Vary

An AMA study (repeated in 2012, 2014 and 2016) sheds more light on what is happening with employed vs. independent physician beyond just the headline number.

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Ubiquitous Pop-Ups

MedPAC takes aim at the artificially high costs of hospital-owned free-standing emergency facilities that are springing up everywhere.

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The Big Yawn

The annual shareholder letter from the CEO of JP Morgan Chase sheds no new light on the healthcare plans for their venture with Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway.

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Vacancy: 30 Million Square Feet

Moody’s issues a warning to investors on the long-term outlook for non-profit hospitals due to the competitive threat from the vertical integration strategies of commercial insurers.

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The Bentonville Behemoth is Knocking

News broke last week that Walmart is in talks to buy Humana, another potentially transformative deal that could rock the healthcare landscape.

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Family Counseling

A final piece of advice before starting a process about selling to private equity – have the honest internal conversations about what people want, and don’t want, from any deal.

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The F Word

The unique nature of a private equity buyer will bring a sharp level of focus to the strategy and execution of your practice if they become your financial partner.

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Separation of Church and State

One of the biggest reasons to select a financial partner over other alternatives is the degree of clinical autonomy physicians retain with a private equity buyer.

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Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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