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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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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.

Patient-centered care is not just for primary-care practices. Here's what you need to know about the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice program.

If you participate in quality care programs be sure you have a good understanding of your data. Otherwise you could lose out on potential revenue from payers.

As a physician, the decision to participate in new healthcare exchange plans may not be up to you. Make sure you understand all the nuances.

Docs are not limited to selling their practice to stay afloat. Banding together with other practices to share resources may strengthen your business.

Pay-for-performance programs are beginning to shift to emphasize outcomes. Here's what your practice needs to know about new initiatives.


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