1. Cardiac Hospitals Strive to Balance Various Elements Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 15 June 2016 In a conversation with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , Jeff Hoffman, health care expert at Kurt Salmon, explains that the number of open-heart procedures...
  2. Variation in Health Care Pricing Driven by Labor, Facility and Insurance Costs MarketWatch 07 July 2016 In a discussion with MarketWatch, Jeff Hoffman, health care expert at Kurt Salmon, explains that health care pricing varies across the country due to regional cost...
  3. What Needs to Change to Make ACOs Better? HealthPayerIntelligence 01 July 2016 About 75% of accountable care organizations are not producing a margin sufficient to repay participating providers, Kurt Salmon’s Jim Giordano, leader of...
  4. Final Shared Savings Rule Smooths the Path for New ACOs Part B News 01 July 2016 In the wake of the final Shared Savings rule, health care professionals are anticipating an easier road to success for accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the...
  5. Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Group Joins ECG Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Practice announced today that it is joining ECG Management Consultants, one of the nation’s leading consulting firms serving health systems, hospitals,...
  6. Retailers Counter Amazon’s Prime Day With Their Own Promotions Chicago Tribune 11 July 2016 Amazon’s inaugural Prime Day may not have lived up to many customers’ expectations, but this year several competing retailers decided to jump onto the...
  7. Prime Day Acts as Black Friday Test Run for Amazon USA Today 12 July 2016 Amazon’s second annual Prime Day may have felt underwhelming to some consumers, but the online mega-retailer’s self-created holiday resulted in just what Amazon...
  8. Why the Luxury Retail Market May Be Losing Its Shine USA Today 18 July 2016 It wasn’t long ago that the global luxury retail market was flying high as the world’s wealthy thrived. Now, however, luxury retail may be losing some of its...
  9. The Upside of the New Health Care Spending Numbers Managed Healthcare Executive 18 July 2016 The fact that new data indicates that the growth rate of health care spending will remain under 6% through 2025 is impressive, according to Jeff Hoffman,...
  10. Can Advance Directives Curb Spending? Healthcare Dive 20 July 2016 Forty percent of patients today do not have an advance directive, explains Scott Siemer, health care strategist at Kurt Salmon. Why? Despite Congress passing the...