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Susanne Madden

Susanne Madden

Susanne Madden, MBA, is founder and CEO of The Verden Group, a consulting and business intelligence firm that specializes in practice management, physician education, and healthcare policy. She is also COO, National Breastfeeding Center, and cofounder, Patient Centered Solutions. She can be reached at madden@theverdengroup.com or by visiting www.theverdengroup.com.

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While MSOs can provide resources and administrative support for practices, it is critical to understand different contract provisions.

Reporting for value-based care initiatives like MACRA will start in less than a year. Smaller physician groups should be thinking about joining forces now.

Some medical practices are cutting out insurance companies and providing services directly to employers, thereby reducing overhead and cost to patients.

The Patient-Centered Specialty Practice program was designed in many ways to complement the success of the medical home program and expand its reach.

Independent integrated networks are being driven by independent physician organizations, coalitions, and alliances between physicians themselves.

Patient education programs can help physicians empower their patients to be a partner in their own care, and meet quality metric targets.

Medicare's value-based modifier is a new fee schedule adjustment that will reward or penalize physicians for quality of care in 2015.

The promise of technology is to reduce work flow and to reap smoother operations. But are you using technology in your practice to its full advantage?

Patient portals aren’t just a cool marketing tool. In addition to helping a practice meet meaningful use, they are an important part of medical homes.

Coming together to benefit from economies of scale is good for physicians and their patients. One way to do that is to form a super group.


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