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You’re right! — 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. The “Run for the Roses” is set for [today] Sept 5th, 2020.  Here are several reasons why the Kentucky Derby is such a tradition.

Twin Spires

Throughout the world, the Twin Spires are a recognized landmark that has become symbolic to Churchill Downs.  Constructed in 1895, the Spires were the creation of a twenty-four-year-old draftsman, Joseph Dominic Baldez. Surpassing a century after being built, the Twin Spires continue to greet the winner of the Kentucky Derby and stand as a familiar beacon to horse racing enthusiasts everywhere.

The Trophy

Since the 50th running of the Kentucky Derby in 1924, Churchill Downs has annually presented a gold trophy to the winning owner of the famed “Run for the Roses.” History is unclear if a trophy was presented in 1875 to the winner of the first Kentucky Derby, and trophy presentations were sporadically made in following years. Finally, in 1924, legendary Churchill Downs President Matt Winn commissioned that a standard design be developed for the “Golden Anniversary” of the Derby.

To commemorate Derby 125 a change was made and the horseshoe was turned 180 degrees so that its ends pointed up. The trophy now annually incorporates the horseshoe with the ends pointing up. Racing superstition decrees that if the horseshoe is turned down all the luck will run out.

Since 1975, the trophy has been created by New England Serling located in North Attleboro, MA. The trophy, which is topped by an 18-karat gold horse and rider, includes horseshoe shaped handles, is 22 inches tall and weighs 56 ounces, excluding its jade base. The entire trophy is handcrafted with the exception of the horse and rider that are both cast from a mold.

To complete the trophy by April, craftsmen begin the process during the fall of the previous year and literally work hundreds of hours. The trophy is believed to be the only solid gold trophy that is annually awarded the winner of a major American sporting event.

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The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Each year; almost 120,000 Early Times Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.

Hit Parade

The second most entertaining parade next to the Kentucky Derby post parade is the parade of hats on display at Churchill Downs. From the fantastic to the sublime, there are no rules or limits.  Does a Derby hat improve one’s luck at picking winners? Some say; “yes, it certainly helps.”

Assessment

Be sure to take a moment out of your day and participate in the running of 145th Kentucky Derby. As always, make the most of each day!

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For many people, they are the only contact with a world that otherwise stands at a forbidding distance. Often in pain, fearful of death, the sick have a special thirst for reassurance and vulnerability to belief.

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Violence in hospitals usually results from patients, and occasionally family members, who feel frustrated, vulnerable, and out of control. Transporting patients,long waits for service,inadequate security, poor environmental design, and unrestricted movement of the public are associated with increased risk of assault in hospitals and may be significant factors in social services workplaces as well.

A lack of staff training and the absence of violence prevention programming are also associated with the elevated risk of assault in hospitals.

Although anyone working in a hospital may become a victim of violence, nurses and aides who have the most direct contact with patients are at higher risk.

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David and HopeDear ME-P Readers and Subscribers,

Our blogging, reportage and research rely on rapid, electronic access to the brightest minds, thought-leaders and latest publications in all the leading universities, financial advisory firms, consultants, healthcare entities, private practitioners and/or health economists. And, fortunately we are growing … fast.

Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, we are unable to obtain what we need from all these great contacts and the network we already have in place. All are doing their best, and we appreciate them very much. We are just growing fast and change in the integrated sectors we serve is so unrelenting. In fact, we now have more than fifty [50] topical areas; and more are coming.

Some friends and colleagues have stepped up and filled the gap, for which we are grateful. Thank you very much! But, some of that support system is fading away or is not robust enough.

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We often serve as Medical Science Liaison [MSL] for pharmaceutical companies, at medical seminars and/or financial services organization meetings. Based on our education, experience and skills, we are confident that we would be a great addition to your team.

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For example, I have a proven record in collaborative leadership with functional healthcare executive management experience to develop and implement coordinated strategies designed to deliver top line growth; drive organizational change and enhance competitive positioning within multiple key markets; enhance relationships and influence physicians; analyze financial, economics, operational and quality measures and ensure health practices are operating within goals and standards.

In this role, I can identify external experts (KOLs), and engage, enhance, and build relationships by listening and understanding the views of these experts.

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Some laymen in the office were recently wondering about hand washing. Why do we wash our hands after using the restroom? Why do we not wash our hands prior to “doing our business”? And is it really necessary to wash every single time?

So, after some research, the short answer to that last question seems to be a resounding yes. Want to know why?

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What do we mean by impact? We hope these three examples, each from the integrated sectors we serve, give you an idea.

The Financial Services Industry

First is the essay on Mary Schapiro, the current SEC Chairwoman. In it we advocate for all investors, not just physicians and medical professionals, so that everyone receives trusted financial advice and not just the bastardized contortion that she – and those on Wall Street that she is beholden to – dreamed up in some linguistically parsed, ethically challenged and obtusely regulated mashup definition of honesty.  Demand fiduciary accountability at all times; period. Just as one can’t be a little pregnant – “financial advisors”, planners, and stock-brokers can’t be a little honest.

Link: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2011/12/19/the-one-woman-physician-investors-should-not-trust/

The Health Care Sector

Then, there is the essay from investigative reporter Darrell K. Pruitt DDS that not only humiliated the ADA and toppled a dental management CEO and his embarassed company, but who also repeatedly warned all medical professionals on the risks and benefits of eHRs. Although not technophobes, we do believe – like the silent majority – that while eHRs are indeed the future, they are not currently ready for meaningful use, real security or the user friendly prime time they promise, despite PPACA, HITECH and ARRA legislation. Incentives, mandates and financial credits promote bubbles, not a competitive marketplace of true innovation.

Link: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2011/11/15/on-the-leadership-shake-up-at-the-cr-foundation/

The Medical Management Consultants

Finally, our impact can – and should also be – more personal. For example, we continued writing about the future of medical practice, evolving and emerging models and those economic consultants who advise, suggest, recommend, appraise, manage and value healthcare business entities. The work of colleague Robert James Cimasi MHA, AVA, CMP™ and the folks at Health Capital Consultants LLC, come quickly to mind. Without them, our newest textbook for 2012, Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations, would not be the financial management opus it is sure to become.

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By Ann Miller RN MHA

[Executive-Director]

MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Medical Executive-Post, the web’s only site integrating medical practice management with personal financial planning for all health care and financial services professionals.

Why should your company sponsor an ad, text message or banner on the ME-P?

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Text ads are up to five lines long and are highly cost-effective. You’ll get about 25-35,000 impressions per week, reaching the ME-P’s highly targeted and loyal audience of healthcare professionals and financial services decision-makers. Think small text ads don’t work? They’ve made two Google kids billionaires!

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Assessment

Why waste money on magazines that never get read and with months of lead time required? The best way to quickly reach the critical mass of the healthcare management and financial services industry is right here on the ME-P.

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Assessment

This image is provided as a free resource from Acclarent UK (under a Creative Commons License) for anyone who wishes to use it.

Conclusion

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Introducing Technologist John Deutsch

Our Newest ME-P “Thought-Leader

By Ann Miller RN MHA

[Executive-Director]

Mr. John Deutsch has been a vital component in the exponential growth of numerous healthcare IT and internet companies over the last ten years. He has benefited immensely from a unique mix of professional experiences, boasting a strong background in both marketing and technology.

HIT and EMRs

John deems the emerging field of healthcare technology a significant opportunity to advance today’s healthcare. He is dedicated to delivering solutions to physicians that translate into a greater overall efficiency and a higher level of care. John has worked in the development of four Electronic Medical Record / Patient Portal software solutions and is the founder of Medical Web Experts – a web consulting firm which has helped hundreds of healthcare practices convert to an EMR solution.

CEO of Medical Web Experts (New Wave Enterprises LLC)

John is also the founder and CEO of Medical Web Experts, a web development agency specializing in patient portal technology, EMR, practice marketing and web design.  He oversees the development of their flagship patient portal solution (The Medical Web Experts Enterprise Patient Portal) and directs their internet marketing channel. John founded New Wave in 2003, and he oversees the rapid growth of the company by directing upper management and by developing strategic partnerships with other vendors. He was the co-founder of EMR Experts LLC – a EMR consulting firm.  His extensive experience in helping physicians to grow and streamline their businesses has resulted in hundreds of physicians utilizing his solutions.

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John Deutsch
President/CEO
Medical Web Experts
Tel: 619-819-8610
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Assessment

Please give Mr. John Deutsch a warm ME-P welcome. Be sure to visits his websites, read his upcoming posts and comments, and tell us what you think?  

Conclusion

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Who They Are

Mackson Consulting is a premier IT services firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia with a focus on straightforward approaches to optimizing business results. Mackson develops and integrates complete systems of all sizes.

For every engagement they bring to bear our unique combination of technical expertise, broad experience to quickly understand our customer environments, and strong systems engineering and program management skills. Their focus is on optimizing the business results of our clients and resolving problems of crucial importance to our nation.

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Assessment

Mackson is a professional services and technology solutions provider specializing in application development, enterprise architecture and project management services. They provide a wide variety of IT services to both public sector and commercial clients.

Contact:

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Join Our ME-P Partner Research Panel for 2011

Invitation to Respond

By Prof. Hope Rachel Hetico; RN MHA CPHQ CMP™

[Managing Editor]

Dear ME-P Readers and Subscribers,

On behalf of the Medical Executive-Post, I would like to invite you to become a member of the ME-P Partner Research Panel (MPRP) for 2011. This panel presents a chance for a limited number of M-E-P participants to have their voices heard through ongoing research studies with the www.MedicalBusinessAdvisors.com [iMBA, Inc].

The insights and suggestions of this vital partner community help shape products and programs which are critical to our mutual success.

The MPRP Panel

The MPRP panel is composed of ME-P readers and subscribers who have agreed to participate in a research program which asks their opinions via surveys typically once or twice a month. Most of your feedback would be submitted online, although there may be opportunities to participate in more in-depth types of research throughout the year. In all cases, it is up to you whether you choose to participate in the research request. All responses remain confidential and are reported only in aggregate.

Building Out the Process

As we continue to build out this process we are seeing greater internal iMBA Inc management participation and interest. External ME-P product development groups and business teams are asking for MPRP insights, as well. Complete studies have been developed around some topics, while at other times MPRP members have been asked to help with focus group activities and in-depth interviews. The help provided by the MPRP is not only appreciated by iMBA Inc, but has become vital to our work here at the ME-P.

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I hope you will become a part of this new, vital component of the MPRP network. The registration process requires only a click on the “Join Us” tab, or confirmation-reply email to: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com Your membership will be a powerful way to present your thoughts and opinions to the management and staff of the ME-P. Please call us [770-448-0769] with queries, and/or “click” or email register now.

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You’ve probably already noticed that we have asked two of our valued research partners and sponsors www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.com to assist us in managing and maintaining the many details of the panel. The CMP™ program has been involved with partner research on an ongoing basis for more than five years. Over time, you will become familiar with both www.MedicalBusinessAdvisors.com and www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.com as two of the primary contacts for the ME-P Partner Research Panel.

Conclusion

Thanks for your participation in the ME-P Partner Network. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. And so, your thoughts and comments on this ME-P are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

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The Unique ME-P Advertising Model

Catch the Growing “ME-P Wave”

By Ann Miller RN, MHA

[Executive-Director]

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Readership for the ME-P is growing at a fast clip.  So, what better way to target those with a passion for the personal financial [financial advisors] and business side of medicine [doctors and nurses, medical executives and clinic managers]; as well as those who serve both arenas?

A Unique Advertising Model

We’ve taken a unique approach with our advertising model.  We don’t necessarily sell rotation banner ads.  We sell article sponsorship and content. What this means is that we will pair your product or company with an article we [or you] have written covering a topic that logically connects to your company or product.  Your ad is then embedded into the article for all time. The article, outfitted with your witty ad, will continue to exist indefinitely in our searchable archives. 

Generating Targeted Traffic

Your purchase of a single ad will continue to generate traffic every time a ME-P reader seeks out information on the topic we’ve tied to your product or company. Check out the example below of a massage company ad strategically paired and embedded within a heart article.

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Events Planner: November 2010

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Events-Planner: NOVEMBER 2010

By Staff Writers

“Keeping track of important health economics and financial industry meetings, conferences and summits”

Welcome to this issue of the Medical Executive-Post and our Events-Planner. It contains the latest information on conferences, news, and relevant resources in healthcare finance, economics, research and development, business management, pharmaceutical pricing, and physician/entity reimbursement!  Watch for a new Events-Planner each month.

First, a little about us! The Medical Executive-Post is still a relative newcomer. But today, we have almost 175,000 visitors and readers each month from all over the country, in addition to our growing subscriber base. We have been a successful collaborative effort, thanks to your contributions.  As a result, we are adding new resources daily. And, we hope the website continues to provide the best place to go for journals, books, conferences, educational resources, tools, and other things you need to establish the value your healthcare consulting and financial advisory intervention.

So, enjoy the Medical Executive-Post and this monthly Events-Planner with our compliments. 

A Look Ahead this Month: Now, the important dates:

November 07: World Congress Health Innovation Meeting. Alexandra, VA

November 08: Patient Centered Medical Homes and ACOs, Hartford, CT

November 08: Medical Compliance Meeting in a Post Reform World, Baltimore, MD

November 11: Conducting Effective internal Medical Investigations, HCCA, Orlando, FL

Please send in your meetings and dates for listing in the next issue of our Events-Planner.

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We believe we have the most intelligent readers and subscribers online today!

And so, please take a few minutes and kindly let us know how and why you like or dislike this blog. Your opinions and feedback are very important to us. Please use the comment space far below.

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Dear ME-P Readers and Subscribers,

It is with great pleasure that the firm of D’Alessio & Tocci, LLP [Certified Public Accountants],
welcomes its newest partner M. Howard Pell, CPA.

About M. Howard Pell CPA

Mr. Pell has over 30 years experience in public accounting.  He was formally Director of Tax for PKF New York, NY.  The company will now be called D’Alessio Tocci & Pell, LLP Certified Public Accountants, and will continue to operate out of its current address:

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Assessment

Visit: http://dalecpa.com/

Conclusion

Feel free to welcome Mr. Pell. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

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ME-P Corporate Seminar Information

By Ann Miller RN, MHA

[ME-P Executive-Director]

Our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA, CMP™, enjoys public speaking and gives as many talks each year as possible, at a variety of medical society, pharmaceutical and financial services conferences around the country and world [Cannada, Belgium, Germany and Finland].

These have included lectures and visiting professorships at major academic centers, keynote lectures for hospitals, economic seminars and health systems, keynote lectures at city and statewide financial coalitions, and annual keynote lectures for a variety of internal quarterly and annual meetings for small bio-tech firms as well as big pharma.

Topics of Interest

The presentations of Dr. Marcinko are engaging, iconoclastic, and humorous. His most popular presentations include a diverse variety of topics and typically include those in all iMBA Inc’s textbooks, handbooks, white-papers and our 2-volume quarterly print journal; as well as most topics covered on this Medical Executive-Post blog.

Samples and Examples 

Topics Link: toc_ho

CV Link: dem-formal-cv

Texts Link: imba-inc-health-economics-books-for-physicians

More Topics Link: imba-inc-firm-services

Assessment 

To find out more information about our corporate seminars and workshops, please contact us for details: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com.

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Not one for flash and tinsel, theheart.org is thick with information on the front page. The interface seems based on that used by the New York Times, complete with a “most popular” widget that displays the most visited articles on the site.

Owned by WebMD, which is in turn owned by News Corporation, the site is bereft of fluff and advertisements, instead presenting columns and columns of relevant content. The news and information is as professionally presented as one would expect from an arm of such a worldwide conglomerate, and is aimed squarely at knowledgeable experts.

Membership

Membership is expected, the free registration option is prominently displayed when one first visits the site, and most of its features and content can only be accessed once this is done. Until then, only headlines and tidbits are displayed.

Registration comes in two types: limited access for 30 days, which gives access to their news articles and requires only an email address; and full access, which requires slightly more information and opens up the entire site, including the search and comment functions. Given the quality of the content and the fact that registration is free, it is well worth it for anyone interested.

Focus

The focus of theheart.org is the various diseases and disorders of the heart, and also how to prevent them. By design, the site exchanges breadth for depth–aside from a single section called “Brain/Kidney/Peripheral,” there is no information present that is unrelated to the topic of heart disease. That topic, however, is covered in careful detail. The site would be of little use to a student of human physiology, as the basic anatomy and functioning of the heart is barely mentioned, let alone outlined. It is similarly not designed to lure in the general public, or even patients of heart disease. With titles such as “Antiplatelets in PCI: Doses and Choices” and “The Atrial Septal Pouch–A New Source of Thrombus?”, it is clearly meant to be perused by cardiologists and other healthcare professionals.

Cardiology Excellence

In its chosen area of discussion, however, theheart.org excels. There is nothing sloppy or amateur about this site or the quality of its articles. In fact, it is so professional as to be exclusive, as even the user comments on its posts are often in-depth discussions of medical considerations that a layman would be hard-pressed to decipher.

A doctor, however, could find a wealth of information, news and analysis on the subject of heart functioning and disorders, keeping up-to-date on new discoveries, treatments, medications such as cangrelor and: http://www.theheart.org/article/1024935.do dabigatran, as well as what is happening within the cardiologist community.

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By 2010-11 and beyond, it has become critical that such a system produce a positive return on investment (ROI) through patient care quality improvements, increases in organizational efficiency, or enhanced negotiating power with third-party payors and other stakeholders. Some HIS projects, especially more complex undertakings, have been clear failures to the extent that the organization had to abandon the new HIS in favor of the previous manual system. The goal of Part I is to illustrate how hospitals can maximize the chances for successful implementations of HIS while at the same time providing a positive ROI.

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Many large organizations have a Chief Information Officer (CIO), a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), perhaps a Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), or Chief Medical Officer (CMO) that is tasked to do things like figure out the information technology (IT) and computer systems that support clinical and business goals within a healthcare organization. Smaller groups and practices don’t have enough resources to have dedicated staff for such a purpose so the selection, launch and implementation of eMRs will fall onto the physician staff or other senior leadership at a practice … Are you ready?

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Your clinical and business data and how it is used is vital to your medical organization.  Information technology (IT) and its infrastructure must therefore be protected through careful security policies.  These policies are guided in part by the risk inherent in your health organization’s IT infrastructure, its competitive strategy, and its asset and risk management policies.  It is important, however, not to over focus on security implementation so that you overlook the clinical operation management and patient-centered care in your healthcare facility.

There are two parts to the security equation: the first involves meticulous inventory of hardware, accessories, and software and the other involves establishing secure IT policies and procedures.  Management systems like those developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) serve as very functional models that can be applied in the clinical setting.

Part III of this CD-ROM  reviews the model codes that offer templates on how to put protections in place and the regulations that have been designed to ensure information security.  It also discusses the business continuity and risk management systems you need to keep your organization functioning in case of security and/or privacy breaches. It also offers interpretation and recommendations in making choices as they relate to the IT systems and discusses good healthcare security and privacy practices.  For example, the use of role-based access in an electronic health record (EHR) is not mandatory, but that does not mean that it cannot be implemented. In fact, it is usually desirable.  Many organizations will used a modified role-based system to limit the amount of protected health information (PHI) that one needs to access.

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On American Health Care and Financial Services Competitiveness

A MEMORIAL DAY OPINION – EDITORIAL

[Innovation – Not Nationalization – Can Again Lead]

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; FACFAS, MBA, CPHQ, CMP™

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By Hope Rachel Hetico; RN, MHA, CPHQ, CMP™

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Ann Miller; RN, MHA

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On this 2010 Memorial Day weekend, please allow us to directly reflect for a moment on the decline of the healthcare, banking and financial services industry in America. And; then somewhat indirectly comment on the hopeful emergence of the web 2.0 phenomena of which we all are a part. The competitive applicability to these sectors should be appreciated by the insightful ME-P reader.

Collapse of Command and Control Monopolies and Oligarchies   

Old monopolies everywhere are crumbling because of tougher new competitors and the transparency wrought by electronic connectedness. For example, our old newspaper has to compete with the internet, your electric utility company battles low-cost local start-ups, telephone companies must begin installing fiber optic lines to fend off cable companies; and RIAs and fiduciary focused financial advisors [FAs] will supplant BDs and stock brokers in the financial services sector.

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The airline industry collapsed a few years ago, the banking industry has just collapsed, and the auto industry is recovering as we pen this post. [We have a particular affinity for the auto sector however, as the son of a UAW member and step-daughter of Michiganders]. Regardless, the rush to more intense competition cannot be stopped. As a doctor, FA or other business competitor; you either keep pace or get crushed by quasi-oligarchic organizations like the American Medical Association [AMA], American Podiatric Medical Association [FPMA], American Dental Association [ADA], American Osteopathic Medical Association AOMA], Financial Planning Association [FPA], Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards [CFP BoS], College for Financial Planning [CFP] or the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors [NAPFA], etc. What have they, and Wall Street, done for you … lately? Scandal, taint, doubt, lost-credibility, a business-as-usual ennui, lethargy and ruin! Enter www.Sermo.com

Link: https://healthcarefinancials.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/calling-for-cfp%c2%ae-fiduciary-status-real-education-and-higher-duty/#comment-4136

Health Insurance Companies

In the last-generation of health insurance companies and related fraternal medical organizations, patients exercised great control over physician selection, had quicker access to specialists and encountered fewer restrictions on care. The reverse was true with financial services. But, because of advancing technology, aging demographics, intense R&D, global manufacturing, and escalating domestic HR costs – competitive market forces against traditional and structured staff model managed care companies – many industry analysts [like us] predicted growth would decline [Yes, greed was also involved as healthcare was presumed a recession-proof sector; and didn’t we all own behemoth big-pharma and HMO stocks in our 401-K, and 403-B plans]? But now, many former stock-brokers and FAs are going rogue; er – independent!

“Although inefficiencies in any business often open up in the short term, and can be greatly exploited by creative and visionary entrepreneurs – as in most business structures – market forces will prevail in the long run”.

Leo F. Mullin, MBA

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Next-Gen with “Fly”

Fortunately, a new generation of enlightened physician and FA entrepreneurs is coming “out-of-the-shadows” as new-wave web 2.0 corporations and RIAs are becoming more flexible, competitive and market responsive. Simultaneously, monolithic and collectivist political ideas keep trying to regulate the medical and financial services workplace with rules, regulations and contracts to control entire populations. Yet, in the new healthcare economy, this new generation of doctors and FAs with “fly,” is headed toward more competition; not less – with more collaboration with patients and clients – regaining self autonomy.

Physician and FA Advocates

Meanwhile, as medical professionals, FAs and patient advocates, we must all choose between staying flexible to ride out tough times – or – adopting a hard, brittle line that will crack under the pressure of competition. We know where we stand at the ME-P, do you?

Flexibility and Virtual Reality

In recent years, many large corporations and top-down business models were not market responsive and change was not inherent in their DNA. These traditional organizations represented a rigid or “used-to-be” mentality, not a flexible or “wanna-be” mindset; according to business columnist Alan Webber. Some financial advisory corporations, and today’s emerging health 2.0 initiatives, may possess the market nimbleness that cannot be recreated in a controlled or collectivist [nationalistic] environment. And so, going forward, it is not difficult to imagine the following new rules for the new financial and virtual medical ecosystem.

[A] Rule No. 1

Forget about “SEC suitability and FINRA rules”, large office suites, surgery centers, fancy equipment, larger hospitals and the bricks and mortar that comprised traditional medical practices or financial product delivery systems. One doctor or niche focused FA with a great idea, good bedside manners or competitive advantage, can outfox a slew of public servants, the AMA, SEC, ADA or FINRA “faux copy-cat examiners”, while still serving the public – and patients – and making money. It’s now a unit-of-one economy where “Me Inc.”, is the standard. Physicians and FAs must maneuver for advantages that boost their standing and credibility among patients, peers, payers, customers and clients. Examples include patient satisfaction surveys; outcomes research analysis, evidence-based-medicine, physician economics credentialing and true integrated fiduciary-focused financial planning.

However, we should also realize the power of networking, vertical integration and the establishment of virtual RIAs or medical practices, which come together to treat a patient, or help a client, and then disband when a successful outcome is achieved. Job security is earned with more successful outcomes; not necessarily a degree, automatic AUMs, certifications or onsite presence. In fact, some competition experts, like Shirley Svorny PhD, a professor of economics and chair of the Department of Economics at California State University, wonder if a medical degree is a barrier – rather than enabler – of affordable healthcare.

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Others even presume the establishment of virtual medical schools and hospitals, where students and doctors learn and practice their art on cyber-entities that look and feel like real patients, but are generated electronically through the wonders of virtual reality units. The same can be said for the financial services industry, although much farther down-line given its current slow rate of real education and quasi-professional acceptance.

[B] Rule No. 2

Challenge conventional wisdom, think outside the traditional box, recapture your dreams and ambitions, disregard conventional gurus and work harder than you have ever worked before. Remember the old saying, “if everyone is thinking alike, then nobody is thinking”. Do collective-nistas and nationalized healthcare advocates react rationally; or irrationally? [THINK: Wall Street, medical unions]

[C] Rule No 3

Differentiate yourself among your healthcare and financial advisory peers. Do or learn something new and unknown by your competitors. Market your accomplishments and let the world know. Be a non-conformist. Conformity is an operational standard and a straitjacket on creativity. Doctors and FAs should create and innovate, not blindly follow organization or political “union” leaders [shop stewards, BDs, etc] into oblivion.

[D] Rule No 4

Realize that the present situation is not necessarily the future. Attempt to see the future and discern your place in it. Master the art of the quick change with fast but informed decision making. Do what you love, disregard what you don’t, and let the fates have their way with you. Then, decide for yourself if you are of this ilk – and adhere to any of the above rules? Or, just become an employed [government, BD] doctor or FA shill. Just remember that the political party, or monopoly that can give you a job, can also take it away [THINK: LB, ML, Wachovia, national healthcare, etc].

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Memorial Day Considerations

Finally, on this Memorial Day weekend, consider that life and career is a journey, and that in this country we have the choice to ponder or pursue any, and all of the above options, and more. We have the ability to think, cogitate and ruminate, as we have done here today. So – please – thank those who have helped turn this idealistic philosophy, into pragmatic daily reality.

For us personally, we thank Bonze Star Medal Winner Captain Cecelia T. Perez, RN. Now – ponder and consider – who do you thank? If no one has impacted you up-close on this Memorial Day weekend and national holiday, please visit our military channel to reflect, comment and opine.

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Documentation for a Medical Practice FMV Appraisal

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To successfully complete a medical practice financial analysis and fair-market valuation [FMV] engagement, the following is a description of the documents that are typically required.

According to Robert James Cimasi MHA, AVA, CMP™ of Health Capital Consultants LLC, most of this information is analogous to that required for the valuation of other types of healthcare service sector entities.

A. Important Documents

  • Historical Financial Statements

Important for identifying key variables and trends for analysis. The consultant should obtain year-end financial statements for a sufficient, relevant period to allow reliable analysis, e.g., the most recent three-five years. If, however, significant changes such as technological upgrades, product shifts, or environmental changes have occurred or the five-year period is not long enough, or too short, to assess the entity’s performance during changes in its business cycle or economic conditions, a longer or shorter period may be needed.

  • Tax Returns

Obtain tax returns to understand the entity’s tax position and to obtain additional accurate financial data. The returns provide a summary of tax policies and elections that affect tax expense and net income.

  • Forecasts and Proformas

Prospective financial information (e.g., forecasts, proformas, and budgets) should be requested to provide an indication of the entity’s opinion of its earnings potential as well as its historical ability to meet projections. This data may be especially useful if the consultant must produce a proforma or valuation of future earnings or cash flows.

  • Legal Documents

The consultant should review all significant legal documents to obtain an understanding of the ownership interests and relationships and to determine if contractual arrangements affect the entity’s operations and overall value. Some of the documents to be reviewed include:

Articles of Incorporation, stockholder, or partnership agreements. These agreements indicate ownership interests and the owners’ rights and obligations. Also, any stock option agreements should be considered. This will help the consultant determine or verify the type of interests involved.

Stock books. Review of these can help the consultant ascertain the relative size of various ownership interests and identify transactions in the entity’s stock.

Existing buy-sell agreements. These may provide an indication of the value of the entity or an ownership interest in it. Such agreements, however, are often structured based on factors other than the entity’s fair market value.

Purchase and sale agreements involving prior transactions of the entity’s stock. These provide indications of the entity’s value and any offers or letters of intent to sell or purchase stock should be carefully reviewed under IRS Revenue Ruling 59-60, which includes “Sales of the stock and the size of the block of stock to be valued” in a list of factors that, “although not all-inclusive are fundamental and require careful analysis in each case.” IRS Ruling 59-60 further requires:

   Sales of stock of a closely held corporation should be carefully investigated to determine whether they represent transactions at arm’s length. Forced or distress sales do not ordinarily reflect fair market value nor do isolated sales in small amounts necessarily control as the measure of value. This is especially true in the valuation of a controlling interest in a corporation. Since, in the case of closely-held stocks, no prevailing market prices are available, there is no basis for making an adjustment for blockage. It follows, therefore, that such stocks should be valued upon a consideration of all the evidence affecting the fair market value. The size of the block of stock itself is a relevant factor to be considered. Although it is true that a minority interest in an unlisted corporation’s stock is more difficult to sell than a similar block of listed stock, it is equally true that control of a corporation, either actual or in effect, representing as it does an added element of value, may justify a higher value for a specific block of stock.

Managed care and other service contracts. Types and numbers of managed care contracts should be reviewed, including whether they are with healthcare maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), or point-of-service (POS) contracts; whether they are on a discounted fee-for-service basis and if so, the size of the discount; whether they include a withhold percentage to only be paid based on quality criteria; or whether they are a flat fee per enrollee (“capitated”). Special terms such as the non-transferability of the contract to a new owner must be noted, e.g., managed care contracts often require that the provider be included on a panel of credentialed providers in order to contract to provide services.

Key doctor and managers’ employment contracts. Such agreements can reveal excess compensation above fair market value or “golden parachute” provisions in the event the business is sold.

Loan and lease agreements. These agreements may contain restrictive covenants, special demand clauses, or working capital requirements that affect the value of the entity. The length and terms of lease agreements is also important.

Documents relating to current, pending, or threatened litigation. These may indicate major contingent liabilities that may affect an entity’s value.

Patent/trademark documents. These documents may indicate the existence of valuable intangible assets. The absence of these documents could indicate the absence of a value consideration claimed by the client.

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  • Office operations and Staff

Consultants should also gain an understanding of the entity’s operations and key personnel. This can be accomplished by touring the facilities, interviewing key managers, and obtaining additional operational data. Obtaining enough information to thoroughly understand the entity, its operations, and its environment is the objective. The consultant becomes aware of operational data or contracts that may affect value by reviewing the following types of documents:

Corporate documents, including stockholder and director lists, compensation schedules for officers and directors, schedule of key man life insurance policies and organizational charts.

Operational documents, including practice business plans, brochures, price lists, catalogs and other product information, sales forecasts, data on customers and suppliers, and capital budgets.

Reports of other professionals, including appraisals on specific assets and reports by other consultants.

Other internal information, including documents or details relating to potential public offerings for debt or equity, venture capital prospectus or similar information, and tracking of incurred but not reported (IBNR) expenses.

  • Loan Agreements

The medical practice may have loaned or borrowed funds from affiliates. Such loan arrangements may require adjustments to be made to the economic value of the subject entity.

Uncollectible loans receivable should have been written off.

Collectible loans receivable may still be considered non-operating assets and evaluated separately.

Loans payable to related parties may be structured as demand notes, but there may be little chance that such loans will be repaid. Such loans may be considered either long-term debt or a form of owners’ equity.

B. Site Visit / Interview Information

The following types of information specific to the medical practice should be gathered by the financial executive or healthcare consultant. This information may be obtained through an interview, questionnaire, or preferably a site visit.

Valuation

  • Background Information

Include such information as the number of years the entity has operated at its current location and in the community, as well as the office hours.

  • Building Description

Include the location (urban/suburban), proximity to hospitals and other medical facilities, and its size, construction, electrical and computer wiring, age, access to parking, and so on.

  • Office Description

Approximate acquisition details and price, as well as ownership or lease details should be included.  The square footage and number of rooms, and a description of different office areas should be outlined, including, where applicable: medical equipment, including all diagnostic imaging and major medical equipment; pharmacy, laboratory, examination rooms, waiting rooms, and other areas.

  • Management Information Systems

Document types of hardware and software and the cost, age, and suitability of all components, including their management functions, reporting capabilities, and integration between programs.

  • History of the Practice Entity

Give the date founded and by whom, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) physicians in practice by year, the physicians who have joined and left the entity, the dates they practiced at the entity, and their relationship and practice arrangement with the entity.

  • Office Staff Description

Include the number and types of non-physician positions as well as the tenure and salary of all current employees.

  • Competitive Analysis

Include details of hospital programs impacting practice, growth or decline in the volume of business and the reasons, association with other physicians, competitive strengths and threats, the number and volume of procedures performed, any change in the number and volume, and the corresponding fees.

  • Patient Base Information

Encompass income distribution and percentages from different payors, the number of new patients and total patients seen per week, the age mix of patients, the number of hours spent in patient care per week, and the number of surgeries performed.

  • Managed Care Environment

Detail the terms and conditions of all managed care contracts including discounts and withholds, the impact on referral patterns and revenues, willingness to participate in risk sharing contracts and capitation, and the entity’s managed care reporting capabilities.

  • Hospital Privileges and Facilities

List all hospital privileges held by physician members of the medical practice and the requirements for acquiring privileges at the different local hospitals.

  • Credit Policy and Collections

Include practice policies for billing and payment, use of collection agencies, acceptance of assignments, other sources of revenues, and an aged breakdown of accounts receivable.

  • Financial Management

Include cash management procedures and protections, credit lines and interest, controls to improve payment of accounts payable, late payment frequency, formal or informal financial planning methods, and budgeting processes.

  • Operational Assessment Include governance structure for the entity, detailing responsibilities and procedures for performance, conflicts, recruitment, outcomes measures, case management, reimbursement, income, continuing medical education (CME), credentialing, and utilization review.

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Allow for discussion of overall relationships with physicians in the community, practice concerns, and needs.

Source: “Research and Financial Benchmarking in the Healthcare Industry”

By Robert James Cimasi; MHA, ASA, CBA. AVA, CM&AA, CMP™
By Todd A. Zigrang; MHA, MBA, CHE
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Physician career change is the focus of the Medical Fusion conference. Non-clinical jobs, medical journalism, medical informatics, physician entrepreneurs, medical device development, and venture capital are all topics that will be covered at this exciting new event.

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The International Health Care Rationing Conference

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Aim of the Conference

In the late 1990s, the Dutch government started to experiment with ‘regulated competition’ in social health insurance. A milestone was the new Health Insurance Act in 2006 introducing a compulsory health insurance scheme for the entire population, carried out by (for-profit) health insurers, contracting individual and institutional health professionals. Safeguarding equal access, the new health insurance scheme introduced several preconditions like compulsory insurance, a basic benefit package, the prohibition of risk selection, a risk-equalization fund, etc. The idea of competitive health insurance was combined with deregulating hospital planning and liberalizing health care tariffs. 

Merit Considerations

In the new scheme medical need is still decisive in health care access decision-making, but merit-considerations are becoming important too. Shortening waiting times, priority arrangements were considered and/or introduced, based on non-medical criteria. Simultaneously, in terms of financing, health status has become important due to own payments-arrangements, limited insurance package options, etc. At the same time, health status disparities due to socioeconomic inequalities seem to be increasing.

Under these circumstances, confronted with increased health spending, we can expect the “R” word becoming more eminent in the Dutch health care debate.

Relevant Rationing Questions

Emerging relevant questions are:

  • Who is responsible for rationing (markets, governments, bureaucrats, MDs or others)?
  • How does it function (explicit or implicit)?
  • What are relevant selection criteria (QUALYs, DALYs, health status, sex, age, etc)?
  • To what extent is current rationing just?
  • What can be done to make it more just?
  • How will health care rationing affect equal access to health care?
  • What is the relationship between rationing and differences in health status etc?

There is a wealth of literature in political theory, as well as in health care policy, economics, social medicine and law addressing these issues. What is needed is a consideration of the values involved, and the impact of, policy decisions on the expression of these values.

The Erasmus Observatory

Therefore, the Erasmus Observatory organized an international conference to discuss health care rationing from a wide range of perspectives.

Speakers

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  • Dr. Bert Boer, Executive member of the Health Care Insurance Board (ethics)
  • Prof. Werner Brouwer (Erasmus University Rotterdam) (economics)
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  • Prof. Bettina Schöne-Seifert (Münster University) (medical ethics)
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The conference language will be in English, in Rotterdam on 9 – 10 December 2010, The Netherlands: info@erasmusobservatoryonhealthlaw.nl

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ME-P Joins Up with SocialVibe

What it is – How it works

By Hope Rachel Hetico; RN, MHA

[Managing Editor]

SocialVibe is a new networking website with over 1,000,000 members. It was founded by Joe Marchese, Brandon Mills and David Levy, and aims to reward publications like the ME-P through donations to their charity of choice.

How it Works

After joining SocialVibe, in addition to creating a personal profile, users are asked to select their favorite cause to support and to choose a sponsor. Once they have done so, they can earn points for themselves, which can be redeemed for a variety of different perks and money for their respective charities by posting their “badge” to another social networking site. The more a SocialVibe user’s networking site is visited, the more points they are able to earn.

The Badge

A badge is defined as “a distinguishing emblem or mark worn to show membership or achievement.”

The SocialVibe badge brings members together with their favorite brand and charity. The badges are customized to be the member’s own [ie, ME-P] but all consist of their brand sponsor logo, cause logo, member profile picture and a personalized message. The Badge is one of the most powerful tools that SocialVibe members have at their disposal to share both their brand and charity messages across their various publishing blogs and social networks.  An appealing and inviting aspect of a SocialVibe member’s social networking profile, the Badge helps spark a conversation between a SocialVibe member and their friends regarding the brand a member has chosen to feature on their Badge.

Economic Impact

Once the badge has been created, members put them on their social networking site and/or blogs. For example, with each view the badge gets on our ME-P site, we will earn points. These points contribute to a larger donation to the American Red Cross which is our charity-of-choice. With SocialVibe, our readers make a positive, measurable impact for the Red Cross just by completing branded activities. In just over a year’s time, the SocialVibe community has raised over $700,000 for over forty different non-profits. We hope to do our part, too!

Assessment

Conclusion

And so, your thoughts and comments on this ME-P sponsorhip are appreciated. Feel free to click on the SV badge located on our left middle home page side-bar; you’ll know what to do, thereafter. Review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

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Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com 

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The Time Costs of Internal HIPAA Complaints

On Hospital Compliance

By Staff Reporters

The privacy regulations of HIPAA require that each hospital have an internal process to allow an individual to file a complaint concerning the covered entity’s compliance with privacy policies and procedures. This requires hospitals to designate a contact person to be responsible for receiving and documenting the complaint as well as the disposition.

A formal response to the person is not required as part of this rule; therefore it is estimated that each complaint, even though rare, will take ten minutes to document.

Recent Data

Recent data reveals that the most frequent complaints received either by hospitals or ultimately by DHHS include the following:

  • impermissible use or disclosure of individual PHI (most occurrences were curiosity or accidental, yet were reported);
  • lack of safeguards to protect PHI;
  • refusal or failure to provide an individual with access to or a copy of his or her record;
  • disclosure of more information than is minimally necessary; and
  • failure to have the individual’s valid authorization for a disclosure that requires one.

Assessment

Most hospitals have documented and logged such complaints; have reviewed the situation; and have resolved the problem internally.

Conclusion

And so, your thoughts and comments on this ME-Pare appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, be sure to subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

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Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

Our Other Print Books and Related Information Sources:

Practice Management: http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=23759

Physician Financial Planning: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/0763745790

Medical Risk Management: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/9780763733421

Physician Advisors: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

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Become a ME-P Sponsor Today!

A Leading Resource for Doctors, Financial Advisors & Management Consultants

By Staff Reporters

The Medical Executive-Post is offering sponsorship opportunities to market leaders in the integrated fields of practice management, health economics, and financial planning. Sponsors will gain visibility for their companies, demonstrate their support for our industry, and be afforded unique opportunities to interact with other related professionals. ‘

The ME-P Reach

We now reach up to 12,500 executive readers each month with limited sponsorship and advertising opportunities available.

Limited Availability

So, contact us to reserve your space today: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com 

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Our Other Print Books and Related Information Sources:

Practice Management: http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=23759

Physician Financial Planning: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/0763745790

Medical Risk Management: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/9780763733421

Healthcare Organizations: www.HealthcareFinancials.com

Health Administration Terms: www.HealthDictionarySeries.com

Physician Advisors: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.com

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