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Capitation – The “C” Word

By Fulcrum Strategies | July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

For years, if not decades, we have been hearing about healthcare reimbursement transitioning from a fee for service system to a value-based system.  Until recently these predictions were much like the song “tomorrow” from the movie Annie, where tomorrow is “always a day away.”  Oddly enough, it may be the Covid-19 pandemic that creates the […]

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Value Based Reimbursement. The time is now.

By Fulcrum Strategies | July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Throughout history major events have produced lasting impacts on this country often times bringing about quick, dramatic changes in many aspects of our lives.  9/11 forever changed how we travel in this country.  World War II made this country into a world superpower and gave birth to our current system of employer-based health insurance.  It […]

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COVID – The Second Wave

By Fulcrum Strategies | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Covid-19.  Get ready for the Second Wave.     I wrote a blog post on March 23rd about Covid-19 and the concern for what could happen.  That was just over 3 months ago.  On March 23rd we had 34,000 cases in this country and our case count was increasing by 9,000 case per day.  The […]

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What does a Post Covid-19 world look like for doctors?

By Fulcrum Strategies | June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

As states open up and restrictions lessen, physician offices are starting to return to somewhat normal schedules.  Most of my clients report steady increases in patient volumes.  Some approaching pre-Covid levels.  This begs the question, what are things going to look like 6 month or even a year from now.   While we can’t be […]

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Health Care Provider Strategies – Post Covid-19

By Fulcrum Strategies | June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

At some point in the future we will come out of this pandemic and things will try to return to some form of normal.  We will develop a vaccine and/or treatment which will eliminate or at least significantly alleviate the clinical risk of Covid-19.  When that happens, the world will try to pick up the […]

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The Perfect Storm (Part Four)

By Fulcrum Strategies | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Consumerism.   The Role of The Consumer in Healthcare     Historically the role of the consumer in health care has been one of a passive participant.  This passive participation was caused by the fact that the doctor was rarely questioned or challenged by the patient, there was limited access to information outside of the […]

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The Perfect Storm (Part Three)

By Fulcrum Strategies | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Post Covid-19 – The Business Response.   In the months of March and April over 36 million American’s filed for unemployment.  That means in just two months our economy went from having very little unemployment to the highest unemployment rate since the great depression of the 1930s.  Most economists project that before this crisis is […]

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The Perfect Storm (Part Two)

By Fulcrum Strategies | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

It can be hard to imagine a world without Covid-19 but it will happen.  At some point we are going to develop a vaccine and/or more effective treatments for this virus.  We are going to come out of our houses and return to work.  When this happens the world is going to try and recover […]

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The Perfect Economic Storm

By Fulcrum Strategies | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is the first of a series of pod casts that will take a serious look at the economic damage from Covid-19, what a post Covid world may look like and how it will impact various segments of the health care industry.  At the end of this series I will share a number of strategies […]

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Healthcare in 2021

By Fulcrum Strategies | April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As we start to think about re-opening the economy and trying to get back to “normal” it’s logical to start to think about what “normal” will look like in the future.  While no one knows for sure what the new normal will be there are some things we do know or can logically conclude.   […]

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