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TCG Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Posted: 04.14.14 | Category: TCG Events

The Corridor Group had a great time celebrating last week with clients, friends and family at our 25th Anniversary event. A highlight from the day was the keynote presentation by Steven Smith, author of “Catalyst.”

We truly enjoyed all of the conversations and exchanges that took place during the Leadership Summit and subsequent breakout sessions. A ‘meeting of the minds’ is the best way we can explain the successful summit!

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us, and to our sponsors who helped to make this event such a success: Mopdog Creative + Strategy; Medline Industries, Inc.; HealthEdge Investment Partners; Schumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; BKD CPAs & Advisors; Husch Blackwell; Homecare Homebase and Allied Business Group.

Below are photos from the TCG 25th Anniversary Celebration. 

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THE CORRIDOR GROUP ANNOUNCES KEY LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS

Posted: 04.14.14 | Category: TCG Press Releases

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, April 14, 2014 –The Corridor Group (TCG), a leading national provider of compliance, consulting, coding, talent and education solutions to post-acute healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Des Varady as Chief Executive Officer.

As part of this transition, Jeannee Parker Martin will move to the role of Vice Chairman and Principal of TCG and will continue to help guide TCG’s strategic development by working closely with Mr. Varady and his team. Ms. Martin will also continue to represent TCG and its commitment to home care and hospice through her many industry leadership efforts.

“I am pleased to turn over the reins of day-to-day leadership to such a capable individual as Des.  We have worked closely together over the past year, and I will continue to support him in every way possible,” stated Ms. Martin. “I also look forward to working more closely with our Board of Managers and investment partners by redoubling our efforts to advance the position of providers in the post-acute healthcare marketplace, and to ensuring that TCG is strategically positioned to deliver optimal value to its clients.”

Mr. Varady joined TCG as its President and Chief Operating Officer in early 2013 and has led key operational and market initiatives, including the launch of TCG Coding Solutions via the acquisition of Daymarck in December 2013, the execution of TCG Compliance Solutions and the expansion of TCG Education Solutions. He has more than 25 years of successful executive leadership in healthcare and technology, and experience in delivering business strategy, operational effectiveness, compliance improvement, complex information technology deployment, and quality assurance for some of the nation’s largest healthcare delivery and payer organizations.  Mr. Varady will continue to develop and promote the strategic vision of TCG and will work with the executive team to execute the company’s ongoing transformation and growth plans.

“It is a pleasure to work closely with industry veterans and leaders, such as Jeannee Parker Martin and Kathy Dodd, TCG’s founder and Chairman Emeritus, and I look forward to continuing to build on the legacy of what these two outstanding women have created,” commented Mr. Varady. “With their continued support, and the additional resources available from our private equity sponsor, HealthEdge Investment Partners, I am very excited about our future and the great solutions we continue to bring to our clients.”

 

ABOUT THE CORRIDOR GROUP

Founded in 1989, The Corridor Group (TCG) is a leading national provider of compliance, consulting, coding, talent and education solutions to the post-acute healthcare industry. In December 2013, TCG acquired Daymarck, a leading provider of outsourced medical coding and OASIS review services, expanding its offerings to address increased compliance scrutiny and ICD-10 transitional needs. In 2003, TCG launched TCG CHEX eLearning (www.tcgchex.com) web-based training and orientation and the first of its kind specifically designed for home care and hospice. Since inception, TCG has provided business advice and solutions to thousands of clients ranging from large health systems and national chains to smaller independently operated agencies. TCG is a portfolio company of HealthEdge Investment Partners. For more information visit www.corridorgroup.com.

 

ABOUT HEALTHEDGE INVESTMENT PARTNERS

HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC is an operating-oriented private equity firm founded in 2005 that focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry. HealthEdge seeks to achieve superior returns by investing in businesses that benefit from the knowledge, experience and network of relationships of its partners. HealthEdge’s partners have more than 100 years of combined operating experience in healthcare as CEOs and investors. For more information on HealthEdge, visit www.healthedgepartners.com.

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Reserve your Seat at the Table for 2014

Posted: 10.15.13 | Category: Leadership Insights

By: Jeannee Parker Martin, CEO

I think back to a recent dinner meeting with a few of my colleagues, the importance of having a reservation came to mind. With so many great restaurants to choose from, I thought through what would best meet our needs. The particular restaurant I chose, Bottega, is a local favorite and usually has a long wait due to its excellent cuisine and atmosphere. Knowing this, I made a reservation and asked for a certain table tucked away from the main area of the restaurant. The dinner meeting was a success – excellent food, service and conversation! It all started with understanding the preferences of my colleagues and, simply put, making a reservation for the right table.

It is hard to believe that 2013 is quickly coming to a close. The Corridor Group, like many organizations, is in the midst of finalizing our 2014 strategies and budget. Part of our planning involves ways to connect with key partners to best understand how we can support their goals. In essence, we are reserving a “seat” at their sought-after “table.” Again, timing, location and preparation are all key to ensure success.

Health care reform has driven providers and payers to develop focused metrics, smoother transitions of care and consider re-configuring service delivery and payment models, such as Accountable Care Organizations and payment bundling. Consumers are benefiting. Coordinated care helps ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time. Proper care coordination succeeds when delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely results in the best patient outcome. Research has found that information is often fragmented in silos and there is poor communication between settings. There is often a misunderstanding or confusion about how and who should manage care resulting in stays in higher cost settings, medication errors, confusion about follow up with primary care providers, and post-acute care alternatives, such as home care and hospice. Leading providers have implemented proven strategies to ensure proper care coordination in order to meet care coordination, regulatory and reimbursement demands.

There is no time like the present to start making your “reservations” with key partners to discuss strategies for the 2014 and beyond. Be prepared to demonstrate why your organization should be part of their solution for smooth care transitions and achieving quality outcomes. In doing so, you may find yourself with an open invitation to sit at the table with the partners that are focused on doing the right thing right.

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