Corazon Consulting Service

Corazon occupies the unique space where business and patient care intersect

Corazon has the integrated knowledge and field experience to take your specialty program to the next level, whether you’re a provider with an existing service line or one looking to implement a new service at your facility. Our customized approach to healthcare consulting, proven through work with hundreds of clients in 44 states across the country and in Canada, will help make the difference in the cost and quality of care delivery at your organization. From strategic planning through service line re-engineering to new program implementation and everything in between, Corazon offers a full continuum of niched consulting services that can address any program need within the cardiovascular, neuroscience, and orthopedic specialties.

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What makes our Consulting services unique?

Corazon
  • Niched services for well-developed or newly-established programs, delivered by an expert team of former hospital executives, experienced clinicians, financial specialists, and business planners who have “been there, done that.”

  • Innovative solutions that lead to measurable differences in patient care delivery, program finances, operational efficiency, and clinical quality. Our project deliverables result in true improvements in service line performance and growth.

  • Unparalleled dedication to every project. We work with clients to strategically develop a plan, and then assist with tactical implementation as well; we create the timeline, and also help roll it out. We take accountability from planning through implementation, and work collaboratively both on-site and remotely to keep projects on time and on budget.

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To reap additional benefits of our proven approach, consider capitalizing on synergies between specialty programs
and planning or implementing any of these in tandem.

Strategic Planning

  • Center of Excellence/Clinical Institute/Service Line Development Needs
  • Market & Financial Analysis
  • Mission/Vision Creation & Endorsement
  • Staffing/Capacity Models
  • Volume Projections
  • Fiscal Requirements
  • Pro Forma Development

Feasibility Studies / Business Planning

  • New Program Development
  • Program Expansion/Re-engineering
  • Universal Bed Units

Best Practice Operational Assessments

  • Benchmarking
  • Surveys
  • Program Audits

Contract Negotiations

  • Physician Contracts
  • Vendor RFPs
  • Fair Market Valuations

Service Line Management

  • Program Design
  • Leadership & Governance

Specialty Program Development

  • Heart Hospitals
  • Chest Pain Centers
  • Women’s Heart Center
  • AF & CHF Clinics
  • Electrophysiology Programs
  • TAVR Programs

Vascular Center Development

  • Program Design
  • Service Line Structure
  • Services Integration

Program Implementations

  • Diagnostic Catheterization & Coronary Interventions
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Chronic Disease Management

Staff Education & Training

  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Surgical & Catheter-based Interventions
  • CEU-Ready
  • External Training Agreements
  • Other Clinical Areas

Certificate of Need

  • Preparation & Research
  • Application Development
  • Expert Testimony

Performance Improvement & Cost Reduction Strategies

  • Bundled Payment Preparation
  • Benchmarking
  • Post-Acute Service Integration

Strategic Planning

  • Center of Excellence/Clinical Institute/Service Line Development Needs
  • Market & Financial Analysis
  • Mission/Vision Creation & Endorsement
  • Staffing/Capacity Models
  • Volume Projections
  • Fiscal Requirements
  • Pro Forma Development

Feasibility Studies / Business Planning

  • New Program Development
  • Program Expansion/Re-engineering
  • Universal Bed Units

Best Practice Operational Assessments

  • Benchmarking
  • Surveys
  • Program Audits

Contract Negotiations

  • Physician Contracts
  • Vendor RFPs
  • Fair Market Valuations

Service Line Management

  • Program Design
  • Leadership & Governance

Sub-Specialty Development

  • Stroke Centers
  • Sleep Centers
  • Headache Clinics
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Units
  • Movement Disorders

Facility Design

  • Intra-Cranial Program Development
  • Neuro ICU
  • Neuro Interventional Suites
  • New Technology

Stroke Center Planning

  • Program Certification
  • Physician Integration
  • Volume/Revenue Estimates

Staff Education & Training

  • Neuro Clinical Areas
  • Stroke Center Coordinators
  • Rapid Response Team

Strategic Planning

  • Center of Excellence/Clinical Institute/Service Line Development Needs
  • Market & Financial Analysis
  • Mission/Vision Creation & Endorsement
  • Staffing/Capacity Models
  • Volume Projections
  • Fiscal Requirements
  • Pro Forma Development

Feasibility Studies / Business Planning

  • New Program Development
  • Program Expansion/Re-engineering
  • Universal Bed Units

Best Practice Operational Assessments

  • Benchmarking
  • Surveys
  • Program Audits

Contract Negotiations

  • Physician Contracts
  • Vendor RFPs
  • Fair Market Valuations

Service Line Management

  • Program Design
  • Leadership & Governance

Sub-Specialty Development

  • Joint Care Centers
  • Joint Replacement
  • Hand/Upper Extremity
  • Foot/Ankle
  • Orthopedic Trauma/Fracture Care
  • Sports Medicine

Spine Program Development

  • Service Line Structure
  • Facility Design
  • Leadership & Governance
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Navigation

Staffing Education & Training

  • Joint Replacement
  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedic Clinical Areas
  • Medical/Surgical Spine
  • Interventional Labs
  • Radiology
  • Spine Clinical Areas

Practice Assessment

  • Operations
  • Staffing
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

Board of Director Retreats

  • One or Two-Day Sessions
Corazon's Orthopedic EDGE
The value of Corazon’s Orthopedic EDGE™ is demonstrated by results: improved care, increased financial margins, and improved orthopedic program growth.

When you need more than just a competitive advantage...you need the EDGE!

Corazon developed the Orthopedic EDGE to help clients create and sustain competitive advantages. Gaining this EDGE is vital due to the competitive nature of orthopedics and its elective nature. The EDGE helps to manage market pressures, improve quality, differentiate the patient experience, decrease costs, and increase margins.

Corazon’s Orthopedic EDGE™ drives change in 5 key tracks:

  • Commit to and Optimize the Programmatic Infrastructure
  • Customize and Advance the Physician Alignment Strategy
  • Organize and Integrate the Full Continuum of Care
  • Define and Differentiate the Patient Experience
  • Build and Capitalize on a Strong Brand Identity

Physician Practice

Our Physician Practice services address all aspects of creating a smoothly-functioning, top-quality, financially-viable specialty practice. With a keen understanding of the unique needs of physician groups in the heart, vascular, neuroscience, spine, and orthopedic specialties, Corazon brings all the tools required to establish a long-term strategy for success and the operational tactics to achieve it.

Services related to Physician Practices include:

  • Business and Strategic Planning for Physician Practices
  • Physician Practice Assessments/Operations, including Coding and Billing
  • Medical Staff Development/Succession Planning
  • Recruitment and Locum for Specialty Physicians

Physician Alignment

Physician Alignment is one of the hottest topics in healthcare today, with industry trends showing increasing numbers of physicians seeking hospital employment, joint ventures, or some other arrangement “deal”. Such surging interest is causing a new business dynamic as it relates to hospital-physician relationships, which can be a daunting process.

Services related to Alignment include:

  • Physician Alignment Models
  • Fair Market Value Opinions
  • Institute/Foundation/Center of Excellence Creation
  • Employment and Compensation Structures
  • Valuations

Corazon brings expertise and diverse experience with all types of alignment models – backed by a solid foundation of knowledge related to regulations, legislation, and legal requirements – as the basis of our I3 approach to alignment.

I3 represents Corazon’s proven process of IDEA – INK – IMPLEMENTATION as the most effective means for creating a successful hospital / physician alignment strategy:
Corazon I3 Approach

Corazon believes that hospitals interested in any type of formal relationship with physicians should investigate their options (IDEA), and secure outside assistance to help ensure that the partnership is clinically viable, legally sound, and also operationally realistic (INK), and then work to clearly and completely roll-out the new model at all levels (IMPLEMENT).

In today’s ever-changing environment, hospitals and physicians must carefully investigate options, bring stakeholders to the table, and then diligently plan for the implementation of any new relationship. A clear understanding of potential changes in law and options for exit strategies are a must. By following Corazon’s proven step-by-step process for creating a hospital / physician partnership, a win-win-win can be possible to benefit the hospital, the physicians, and the patient.

Are you ready to develop and grow your service line?

Corazon can provide you with the strategic, clinical, operational, market, and financial expertise necessary to develop a truly outstanding specialty program, regardless of your existing scope of services. Our custom menu of services, along with our flexibility and support, will help you make a difference in the quality and cost of your care delivery.