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For-Profit Hospital’s Medicare Top 100 DRGs – Analyst Study

A security analyst recently released a report entitled Hospital Market Share Gains and Losses Medicare Top 100 DRGs on June 10, 2014.  CMS recently released the top 100 DRGs for Medicare beneficiaries. The analyst makes several interesting assumptions and/or conclusions from the data. We agree with the analyst’s assertion “that increasing market share is an important metric […]

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Stratasan Adds New President

Stratasan is excited to welcome new company president Marshall Martin to the team.  Marshall joins Stratasan having previously served as COO of Nashville based technology companies Juris and PureSafety. “Marshall is the right addition to lead the management team and to help us accelerate Stratasan into the net phase of growth,” said Jim Phillips, chairman […]

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Q & A with Marshall Martin

Tell me a little bit about your background and previous work history. I am a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BS in Accounting.  I served as Corporate Controller for Olan Mills Portrait Studios and VP/General Manager for US Express Dedicated Services.  I served as COO for Juris Software, and most […]

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Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Suppliers

Last week when CMS released the public data set, the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (PUPD for short), most of the articles primarily focused on the top ten physicians with the highest charges.  The focus was on sensationalism and in general missed the main point of this […]

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Webinar: Health Status

Hospital Strategic Planning: Health Status Speaker: Lee Ann Lambdin – VP of Strategic Planning, Stratasan Join Lee Ann Lambdin for a 30 minute educational webinar to analyze the health status of your patients and community. If you are a 501(c)(3) hospital, plan to be involved with population health in anyway, or want to have a […]

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Webinar: Market Share

Hospital Strategic Planning: Market Share Speaker: Lee Ann Lambdin – VP of Strategic Planning, Stratasan Join Lee Ann Lambdin for a 30 minute educational webinar on how to compare market share by ZIP code and product line. Everyone knows the importance of market share. But the quality of the data and how  it is presented […]

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94% of Social Media Users Agree to Share Health Data

An interesting discussion paper was recently released by IOM’s Evidence Communication Innovation Collaborative. Below are the key findings listed in the paper and a link to download the full paper. How will survey results like these affect HIPAA guidelines? Is the patient’s opinion taken into consideration in policy? Should there be an “opt-in” function at the […]

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Webinar: Comparative Hospitals

Hospital Strategic Planning: Comparative Hospitals Speaker: Lee Ann Lambdin, VP of Strategic Planning – Stratasan Description: After Defining Your Service Area, the next step in building your hospital strategic plan is to identify your comparative hospitals. Why “Comparative” and not “Competitive”? Many times we see clients shy away from including sister facilities in their “Competitive” analysis […]

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Webinar: The Art & Science of Service Area Definitions

Hospital Strategic Planning: The Art & Science of Service Area Definitions Speaker: Lee Ann Lambdin, VP of Strategic Planning – Stratasan Description: The first step in any planning or marketing project for a hospital or other provider is to define a service area. Before demographics, market share, or competitor analysis can considered, an appropriate service area […]

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Young Invincibles Are No-Show for the Party

Based on the HHS’s self reported data on people who actually signed up for the Marketplace, the Young Invincibles (8.8%) did not show up to the party.  Comparing the actual age segments of the population from 2000 to 2012 shows just how quickly our population is aging and straining the Healthcare system already.  The current […]

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