John B. Pinto, Practice Consultant and OSN Section Editor, focuses his blog on ophthalmic strategic planning, economics and benchmarking, marketing, cost containment, revenue enhancement, physician leadership and personnel/physician career development issues.

BLOG: $10 million club: Solving problems on the way to becoming a much larger practice, part 4

February 5, 2018

The apparent constraints that come with the scale of a practice are also accompanied by a few gratifying opportunities for big-practice builders who get their second…

BLOG: $10 million club: Solving problems on the way to becoming a much larger practice, part 3

January 29, 2018

It almost inevitably happens in larger settings that the partners, particularly the cost-sensitive younger and older partners, develop a preference for optimizing…

BLOG: $10 million club: Solving problems on the way to becoming a much larger practice, part 2

January 22, 2018

Large practices commonly feel as though they have run out of things to do next. By the time a practice reaches $10 million or more in collections, virtually all possible…

BLOG: $10 million club: Solving problems on the way to becoming a much larger practice, part 1

January 11, 2018

Only a small percentage of ophthalmic practices in the nation ever reach $10 million or more in annual collections. But the lessons learned along the way by these market…

BLOG: Develop a simple, pragmatic strategic plan for your practice in five easy steps, part 3

September 28, 2017

Let’s continue the discussion of strategic planning with the last two steps.

BLOG: Develop a simple, pragmatic strategic plan for your practice in five easy steps, part 2

September 21, 2017

Let’s continue the discussion of strategic planning with the next couple of steps. Step two: Conduct research

BLOG: Develop a simple, pragmatic strategic plan for your practice in five easy steps, part 1

September 14, 2017

It’s easy to get hung up about the preparation of a strategic plan for your practice. I’ve had hundreds of clients nod their heads and promise to write up…

BLOG: Practice mergers as a tool for augmenting profits, part 2

December 27, 2016

There are dozens of technical and due diligence steps on the road to merger. At the front end of any prospective consolidation, none of these is more important than…

BLOG: Practice mergers as a tool for augmenting profits, part 1

December 16, 2016

As this blog goes live, we are mere weeks away from Inauguration Day and the start of a new administration in the White House. Good news or bad from Washington and CMS…

Trump and health care: Seven things to do now

December 9, 2016

Whether you voted red, blue or purple on Nov. 8, by the time Jan. 20 rolls around, we are in for interesting times and potentially material changes in America’s…