For the past two decades, Ascendient consultants have assisted healthcare providers in assessing market conditions, evaluating business opportunities, and maximizing service revenues.
In a rapidly transforming healthcare market, we believe that our factual, unbiased advice is more important than ever. Our expertise in utilization/demand forecasting, pro forma financial estimates, regulatory requirements, and physician integration considerations, distinctively positions us as a valuable resource for business planning.
As a neutral party, we have no predetermined agenda to “make it work.” We study the numbers, listen to our clients, and consider every option before presenting our recommendations.
Business planning with a mission mindset
When you’re in the business of healing, business planning has to go beyond the bottom line. In addition to quantitative skills, we bring unique perspective and business instincts acquired through untold thousands of hours working in every conceivable healthcare setting. Each situation is different, yet nothing is completely new. Whatever the challenge or opportunity, we’ve surely seen some variation before. We know what worked, we know what failed, and we know how to apply the lessons of the past.
Whether your need is facility-specific (new campus development, imaging centers, freestanding emergency departments) or service-specific (cardiology, behavioral health, hospice) we can help you develop a plan for success. Depending on the specific circumstances, our work may include:
- Defining appropriate markets
- Assessing market demand
- Aligning existing plans with transformed projections
- Evaluating existing services and potential competitive responses
- Soliciting physicians’ perceptions and interest
- Evaluating organizational and structural alternatives
- Developing staffing models
- Estimating expected reimbursement under various models
- Quantifying capital and financial requirements
- Determining regulatory feasibility and/or requirements
From balancing your service lines to exploring new market opportunities, count on Ascendient to be the voice of reason and experience in all your business planning endeavors. For more information, please contact Brian Ackerman at 240-776-4752.