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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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To Open or Not to Open…

By Fulcrum Strategies | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

To Open or Not to Open, that is the question:   One month ago, Gavin Newsom the governor of California became the first Governor to issue a statewide shelter in place order.  At the time of the order California had 900 positive cases and 19 fatalities.  Some thought the Governor jumped the gun in shutting […]

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A New Age in Medicine

By Fulcrum Strategies | April 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every time a system or people go through a significant event lasting changes are produced.  After 9/11, the ways we travel and handle security were forever changed.  After this pandemic is over, I am sure there are going to be lasting changes to the way we prepare for a crisis as well as how we […]

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What Washington can do to help Doctors

By Fulcrum Strategies | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Whenever a country faces a crisis, the people of that nation look to the leaders of their local, state and federal governments.  Throughout our history we have dealt with a number of crisis situations ranging from war to national disasters and now a global pandemic.  During this crisis we once again look to our elected […]

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The End of Medical Groups

By Fulcrum Strategies | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seems like forever ago, but it’s only been two months since the first case of the Corona virus was diagnosed in this country.  Just two months later our reality has changed, maybe forever.  In just two months we have seen the stock market lose a third of its value, our government flush an unprecedented […]

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Surprise Billing – Where will this leave us?

By Fulcrum Strategies | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over the last few months, congress has been working on legislation to address the issue of surprise billing.  As most of you know, a “surprise bill” happens when a patient receives services at a hospital that is in their insurance network but receives a related bill from a doctor that isn’t in their network.  Often […]

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