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In our second episode of our Hospitals at a Crossroads mini-series, Morgan and Waller partners Jesse Neil and Tyler Layne are joined by special guests Jake Aygun and Eb LeMaster from Ponder & Co, a healthcare finance and strategic advisory firm focused exclusively on providing leading capital advisory, mergers & acquisitions, strategic advisory and management consulting services to not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems, to discuss what hospitals should be considering from a financial perspective and how expanding outside of the realm of in-patient care could benefit a hospital system's profitability. 
In our latest episode of Point by Point, we are launching a new mini-series called Hospitals at a Crossroads where Morgan will discuss the current status, challenges and opportunities in the hospital and hospital systems sector with various industry professionals.In this episode, Morgan is joined by Waller partners Jesse Neil and Tyler Layne and former physician and hospital executive Dr. Mike Schatzlein, who now advises on hospital operations. They discuss the current healthcare M&A landscape and how it has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, while discussing case studies of how hospitals and hospital systems have been navigating these shifts. 
In this episode of Point By Point, Morgan interviews Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at North American Partners in Anesthesia, Dan Gofman, and Chief Administrative and Development Officer at Surgery Partners, Jennifer Baldock. They discuss current trends in healthcare investing, working with strategic versus private equity buyers, and what investors are looking for in the companies in which they invest. 
On today's episode, Morgan interviews Vice President of Compliance and High Reliability at Greeley, Lisa Eddy, Vice President of Bylaws and Governance at Greely, Dr. Mary Hoppa, and healthcare compliance partner at Waller, Jesse Neil. They will discuss the changes made to CMS and Joint Commission regulations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and give practical advice for hospitals and hospital systems to ensure they are complying with new regulations. 
Morgan interviews executive director of Life Science Tennessee's Mentor Network for BioTN, Steven King, and the winner of this year's Life Science Tennessee annual Venture Forum, founder and CEO of Hera Health Solutions, Idicula Mathew. They discuss the evolution of the life sciences industry in Tennessee and what sets Tennessee apart in the life science sector.
Waller healthcare industry team leader Jennifer Weaver and founder and president of Armory Hill Advocates Jon Rawlson discuss their work in assisting clients navigate Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) audits.
Waller recently welcomed three new attorneys to the firm's government relations and real estate practice. Together Doug Sloan, Jon Cooper and Quan Poole bring nearly 45 years of experience in legal and leadership roles and the metropolitan government of Nashville and Davidson County. These three will boost Waller's experience in the key areas of land use and zoning, corporate relocation and expansion, along with public-private partnerships. In this episode, they discuss having a front-row seat to Nashville's record-breaking growth and their outlook on the city's future.
Dr. Michelle Schmerge, DNP, is a doctorally prepared nurse who has spent over a decade working as a front-line provider in post-acute care.  Dedicated to helping change the care paradigm, Dr. Schmerge has focused her recent work on strategies placing the patient at the center of care, driving clinical outcomes and value across the care continuum. She is the CEO and co-founder of Remote Health, which providers a hybrid of virtual primary care and home-based primary care leveraging nursing and physical therapy.
Waller partners Tyler Layne and Jesse Neil are joined by Peter Kaufman, president and head of restructuring and distressed M&A for Gordian Group, and Henry Owsley, CEO of Gordian Group, to discuss what's happening with senior living facilities in the wake of COVID-19.
On this episode of PointByPoint, Dr. Mike Schatzlein, a former executive with Ascension Health, and Waller partner Jesse Neil discuss the “care at home” movement and what it means for providers, payors and patients. Innovative delivery models bring patient care into the home and can change the face of the industry in the near and long-term future. Hear where industry leaders are making progress, where the regulations stand and are heading, which companies are doing it well and much more. 
Trilliant Health CEO Hal Andrews discusses the inaugural 2021 "Trends Shaping the Post-Pandemic Health Economy" report, which reveals several surprising macro trends impacting the $4 trillion health economy post- COVID-19. He is joined by Waller partner MaryEllen Pickrell.
Waller's Catie Lane Bailey provides an overview of the 2021 legislative session in Tennessee, spotlighting topics of importance to the business community.
This is the latest episode in our Women in Healthcare series for PointByPoint. Ashley Johnson is the Chief Development and Integration Officer of QualDerm, a physician practice management company specializing in the dermatology space. Ashley has a decade of experience in healthcare revenue cycle and hospital and physician practice operations and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Arkansas. She led many business development initiatives as a hospital COO, and as a woman leading the way for a PE-backed healthcare services company.
On this episode, we take a closer look at Patient Safety Organizations, or PSOs. We look at their benefits for healthcare providers, the formation process and any compliance questions related to PSO formation.Andrea Timashenka is PSO division director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Molly Huffman is a partner in Waller's healthcare compliance and operations group. And she has formed numerous component patient safety organizations for large healthcare entities and works with hospital association-based PSOs and various healthcare providers participant in commercial PSOs as well.
Rural facilities were struggling even before COVID-19 – and while federal funds provided a brief reprieve – big questions still loom about the future of rural healthcare. John Tishler, chair of Waller's healthcare restructuring group, and Rex Burgdorfer, managing director at Juniper Advisory, discuss how decisions made in the next few months could critically impact healthcare availability in rural communities across the United States.
Waller partners Bo Campbell and Chris Dunn discuss the pandemic's impact on the real estate industry with one of Nashville’s most prominent developers, Tony Giarratana. Which sectors were hit hardest? Which are poised for the quickest recovery? Hear what’s next from three heavy hitters in Nashville real estate development. 
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