Think Tank

Cyber Crime Alert

The continuing increase of cyber-crime and the almost daily reporting of hacking attacks against business, government agencies, and citizens highlight the persistence of this escalating national security and corporate threat.  Within the last thirty days, we observed...

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Does Your Revenue Cycle Need a Fitness Plan?

I work out at a Lifetime Fitness gym. If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy one of these facilities you are missing a truly unique experience. They take customer service, quality, and cleanliness to a new level. As a business traveler, I’ve been to at least...

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MACRA – Reporting Updates for 2017

2017 kicked off CMS’ payment reform, MACRA, a new law that fundamentally changes how Medicare pays physicians and other clinicians who participate in the program. There’s been a lot of buzz around MACRA and the impact it will have on physician practices. CMS...

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MACRA – Understanding Medicare Payment Reform

MACRA – Understanding Medicare Payment Reform One of the latest additions to the ever-changing healthcare landscape is MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. MACRA was signed into law in April 2016, to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR), a...

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Leaning Over the Line

Leaning Over the Line I’d like to share an interesting read authored by Don Wood, one of our lead consultants at R-Conrad Consulting. Don has an impressive portfolio working Lean and Six Sigma projects across multiple industries. His blog “Lean Over the Line” compares...

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Lean Over the Wind to Create Change

Lean Over the Wind to Create Change I’d like to share an interesting read authored by Don Wood, one of our lead consultants at R-Conrad Consulting. His article “Lean Over the Wind to Create Change” discusses utilizing Lean to enable culture change. If Lean can reduce...

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