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CwC - Ep. 6 - Overview of the Healthcare IT Market

Jeffery Daigrepont joins Mark to discuss the healthcare IT market and provide his thoughts on the current and future trends. Jeffery specializes in healthcare automation, IT system integration, operations, and deployment of enterprise information systems for large integrated delivery networks. Episode Synopsis Mark and Jeffery look at the evolution of the healthcare IT market over the past two decades and discuss what is on the horizon for healthcare technology. Throughout their...


CwC - Ep. 5 - Espresso Shot #1: The Perpetual Upward Shift of the Median

Justin Chamblee and Jon Morris join Mark to discuss the recent release of the 2018 MGMA provider compensation market data and Coker’s observations of market data trends. Coker has been observing the data for the past five-to-ten years, noticing the increases that have been occurring. Episode Synopsis Justin and Jon discuss the reasons behind the continual upward shift of the market median despite an industry-wide decline in reimbursement. On May 16, 2018, MGMA released their annual...


CwC - Ep. 4 - AHLA Presentation Recap: Long-Term Value from Post-Merger Integration

Michele Madison from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, joins Mark to discuss how to create long-term value from transactions through effective post-merger integration. Michele is highly experienced in managing legal issues arising in hospitals, physician offices, or integrated health systems. Episode Synopsis Mark and Michele recently presented at the American Health Lawyers Association Healthcare Transactions conference on the topic of post-merger integration. Throughout their discussion,...


CwC - Ep. 3 - Operational Issues in the Medical Practice and Physician Services Realm

Jeff Gorke joins Mark to discuss operational issues and challenges medical practices face in the physician services realm. Jeff has expertise in optimizing the strategic and operational aspects of outpatient care to enhance processes and programs, drive efficiencies, and improve profitability. Episode Synopsis Mark and Jeff explore the greatest challenges hospitals and physicians face today and the importance of a strong relationship between the physicians and administration. As...


CwC - Ep. 2 - The Shift to Value-Based Healthcare

Dr. Ellis “Mac” Knight joins Mark to discuss value-based healthcare and its impact on the healthcare industry. They cover financing as a driving force in the healthcare landscape and why it continues to become more complex with the shift from pay for service to value-based care. Episode Synopsis With budgetary pressures on Medicare and Medicaid, pay for performance and federal expectations for investment in technology without regard to costs, executives must continuously monitor the...


CwC - Ep. 1 - Welcome to Coffee with Coker!

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Coffee with Coker, a healthcare business podcast published by Coker Group. In this episode, we will introduce the Coker team and lay the groundwork for the podcast moving forward. The Coker Team Episode Synopsis Coker Group is a national healthcare consulting firm with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We advise healthcare organizations and physicians on all business matters including hospital and practice operations, financial...