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Episode 11: Ronnie Smith, MD

  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.

Episode 10: Healthcare, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley with Barrett Daniels of NextStep Advisory

  6/28/2016

  Tripp Matthews, Barrett Daniels

Barrett Daniels, my friend and CEO of NextStep Advisor, checks in and talks about the convergence of Healthcare, Wall Street and the IPO world. 

We talk about why there are not more 'prominent' Healthcare IPO's and stocks with sex appeal, what makes a healthcare company ready for an IPO, we take a brief foray into politics as it relates to healthcare, and discuss reverse mergers (I was really lost at this point).

We even somehome manage to talk about the cinematic classic Grease 2.

Links:

http://nextstepadvisory.com/  (Barrett's company)
Twitter:  @nextstep_ipo

http://www.curaport.com

Episode 9: Homecare Roundtable #3 with Nick & Craig

  6/15/2016

  Tripp Matthews, Craig Mandeville, Nick Seabrook

Craig Mandeville, founder & CEO of Forcura, and Nick Seabrook, co-founder and Principal of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting join Tripp for a discussion about the Homecare industry.

They review their experience at the Post Acute Link conference recently in Chicago; Nick does a decent job of describing what Forcura is all about.  Craig does better however.  Then the two of them dive deep into their joint endeavor of Revenue Cycle Optimization.

Craig & Nick then review their approach to improving the "office" side of running a Healthcare organization, and really do a great job pulling out one main point:  It is about three main things:  People, Process, and Technology. 

Then we (kind of) argue about which of those three are most important to really improving an organization.

We also have a quick hit on the new Prior Authorization ruling from CMS. 

Excited to have them on come August 25th to present this Revenue Cycle Optimization as a webinar on Curaport.

Links: 

Curaport - http://www.curaport.com (awesomeness)

Forcura - https://www.forcura.com/ (Craig's company)

BlackTree Healthcare Consulting - http://blacktreehealthcareconsulting.com/ (Nick's Company)

Lincoln Healthcare - http://www.lincolnhc.com/  (hosts of the LINK Conference)

Exact Recruiting - http://exactrecruiting.com/ (Eric Scharber's company)

Episode 8: Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting

  5/17/2016

  Tripp Matthews, Diane Link

Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, the "Outcome Queen," joins the podcast to talk about her upcoming Outcome Improvement Series on Curaport.  We also get to know the person that is Diane - how the flame of her passion for Home Care was lit, how she got to where she is today as a true Subject Matter Expert, and a weird hobby of hers.

You can learn more about Diane on the Affiliates page of Curaport's webiste - http://www.curaport.com/affiliates.

Learn more about BlackTree Healthcare Consulting - http://www.blacktreehealthcareconsultin

Episode 7: Steve Yeatts of www.steveyeatts.com

  5/10/2016

  Tripp Matthews, Steve Yeatts

In this enjoyable episode, Steve Yeatts joins Tripp to chat about Sales, Marketing and Leadership.  We first get to know the man behind the mic:  How Steve Yeatts came to be the motivational force he is today, and then discuss the necessity of "Connectors" in Sales & Marketing, Altruism vs. Capitalism in Sales, and a snippet of what to expect from his webinar coming up on Curaport on May 19th, 2016. 

You can learn more about Steve and his business at www.steveyeatts.com.

Steve is also featured on Curaport in a recent article (http://www.curaport.com/articles), as well as his first of three web sessions he will be presenting on the Curaport platform (http://www.curaport.com/webinars). 

As always, please subscribe to this podcast and leave a review on iTunes!  For past episodes, come to www.curaport.com/podcasts.

Episode 6: Homecare Roundtable #1

  5/5/2016

  Tripp Matthews, Eric Scharber, Nick Seabrook

In the first Homecare Roundtable episode, Eric Scharber of Exact Recruiting and Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting join Tripp for a 'friendly' conversation.  The Homecare Roundtable will be a monthly episode featuring a rotating cast of characters that are friends as well as colleagues. 

This conversation is about the happenings at the recent NHPCO and VNAA conferences, a discussion about how Homecare agencies are preparing for some of Medicare's new Alternate Payment Models; how agencies are trying to figure out the staffing models for these new APM's, a brief discussion about Chronic Care Management, and also about some of Curaport's Vendor Corner vendors and upcoming webinars.

Exact Recruiting:  http://www.exactrecruiting.com

BlackTree:  http://www.blacktreehealthcareconsulting.com

Curaport:  http://www.curaport.com