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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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Insurance companies are grading you. You may know this, but do you know how to change your score?

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The term "value-based care" has been thrown around a lot. What does it mean to you and your practice?

Physicians may understand they need help with certain practice issues, but may not know to go about securing that help. Here's how to get started.


Successfully participating in MIPS or an APM will depend on meeting new measures and thresholds. Here are six key points to consider.

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.


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