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Episode 11: Ronnie Smith, MD

  •   Podcast
  •   7/6/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews, Ronnie Smith

What an enjoyable conversation with Ronnie Smith, MD, of Vidalia, GA.  This podcast is not just an exploration in to Dr. Smith's career as a physician and entrepreneur, but also a philsophical expose in prejudices. 

Ronnie is a country doctor - by his own declaration.  And he has the drawl to back it up!  But while many, if not most, in today's society would hear this Southern man talk and prejudge him with all of the requisite 'Southern' tropes, to spend time with Ronnie is to be in the presence of genius.

We learn about his upbringing in Cochran, GA, why he wanted to become a physician, and the path he took to get where he is today.  We learn of the many 'firsts' that Ronnie can claim relative to medical procedures, as well as his brilliantly simple approach to providing care to his patients.  That simplicity has not only served his patients well, but also been the catalyst for the formation of several companies in the healthcare space.

His motto is Healthy, Happy Patients.

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Episode 5: Exclusion Screening

  •   Podcast
  •   5/4/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews, Ashley Hudson, Erin Archer

In this very educational episode, Erin Archer of Exclusion Screening, LLC and Ashley Hudson of Liles Parker PLLC educate me on Exclusion Screening - both the company and the Requirement. We discuss the difference between Exclusion Screening and a background check; what constitutes an exclusion; the perils of employing an excluded individual; and which individuals should be screened.

This conversation is a great primer for the webinar scheduled for late June, which will be led by these two attorneys.

This engagement was so informative that we are going to add this as a monthly podcast episode entitled "Legally Blonde" which will cover all aspects of Legal matters throughout the healthcare industry.

Exclusion Screening, LLC's website: www.exclusionscreening.com

Liles Parker's website: www.lilesparker.com

Curaport's website: www.curaport.com

Please download and leave a review on iTunes, and thank you for listening!

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InBoxing: ACOs - Promising First Step or Unicorns?

  •   Article
  •   3/5/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews

On January 15th of this year, Nathan Hope made a blogpost on MyHomecareBiz’s website. It is an interesting and informative article about the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model. The status and evolution of ACO models are topics that can strongly divide opinion amongst the different segments of the Healthcare Continuum.

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