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Premier Partners in the Indiana Rural Health Business Partners Network represent qualified businesses and consultants who are at the top of their profession. These are savvy and seasoned professionals who can help you and your medical organization navigate uncharted healthcare waters and resolve complex challenges.

Barnes and Thornburg  

The Barnes & Thornburg Healthcare Department regularly represents physicians, medical groups, managed care organizations, hospitals, nursing homes, and national healthcare-related associations located around the country. Given our healthcare practice, we understand the unique commercial and regulatory environment in which healthcare organizations operate. Our attorneys bring their problem-solving and consensus-building skills to listen carefully to the goals of their clients and recommend practical solutions.

Our attorneys in Atlanta, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. deliver guidance on complex and often confusing healthcare legal issues, including:

• Compliance Planning
• Credentialing and Peer Review
• Dispute Resolution/Litigation
• Governance Issues
• Government Audits and Investigations
• Healthcare Antitrust
• Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
• Joint Ventures
• Long-Term-Care Facilities

• Managed Care
• Medical Staff Issues
• Medicare and Medicaid Billing Issues
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Physician Employment Issues
• Physician Practice Groups
• Physician-Hospital Contracting
• Professional Licensing Issues
• Tax Exempt Organizations

Our healthcare attorneys often draw on the firm’s intellectual property, labor, employee benefits, and business attorneys, as well as the governmental resources of our Washington office, to provide thorough and well-rounded representation for our healthcare clients.

Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN)    

Founded in 2002, Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN) utilizes DWDM and SONET technologies deployed over 3,500 route miles of fiber optic cable across Indiana. IFN’s ownership is comprised of twenty local exchange telephone companies throughout the state of Indiana. IFN offers data center,  Internet backbone, and data transport services over a state-of-the-art fiber optic network, with service available in the State of Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national carrier partners. For more information, please visit IFN’s website at www.ifncom.net or call 317-280-4636.

MEK Marketing 

Marketing. Engagement. Knowledge. Big hospitals know the power of brand. Given the intimate and highly individualized nature of healthcare decision making, big hospital marketing departments know that brand plays a key role in capturing market share from other hospitals, particularly smaller hospitals. That’s why they spend millions of dollars annually in advertising directly to prospective patients, re-positioning their brand as safer, better, faster, and more high quality.

The result? This belief emerges: “Larger means better.” In recent years, conventional wisdom has stated that prospective patients in search of quality healthcare will drive right past their local, smaller hospital to endure the maze of admissions, testing and treatments available at much larger hospitals in major urban areas. At MEK, we provide strategic healthcare marketing that changes this. We break through the clutter for hospitals and medical practices. We change behavior. We change minds. We change perceptions. We defend and expand market share.

In a society that receives more than 2,900 messages a day and only likes and remembers 45, that’s worth a lot, particularly in the highly cluttered and complex healthcare arena. Based on many years of healthcare marketing experience, MEK leverages communication platforms in the traditional and digital realms to create patient and physician buy-in that attracts and retains. That’s not easy to do, but we do it every day. We invite you to contact us to see how and why it would work for your hospital or medical practice. Call us today at 317-805-4870 or e-mail msnyder@themekgroup.com

OPYS 

OPYS provides hospital-based physician outsourcing to emergency departments, inpatient hospitalists, anesthesiology services, radiology, pediatrics, and urgent care centers. Our outsourcing includes a focused array of physician services. OPYS is a physician-owned and operated group practice that provides experienced and professional hospital-based outsourced physician services. The OPYS philosophy is centered upon developing long-lasting Hospital relationships, through sound and attainable company beliefs, in the provision of excellent patient care and physician services.

Our mission, vision and values come from our founding hospital physicians. Together, our core principals share more than 70 years of experience in some of the nation’s top hospitals. We provide only the very best physician services. Our carefully selected physicians have worked as staff and attending physicians, and medical directors at some of the finest Tertiary Care, Trauma and Medical Centers.

USI

From many great individuals USI has become one unique industry leader. USI began in 1994 with a single office of $6.5 million of revenue and 40 associates. Today, USI is approaching $2 billion in revenue with more than 6,000 associates in over 150 offices across the country.

USI has served over 150,000 clients meeting their property & casualty, employee benefit, personal risk and retirement needs nationwide. They have more than 100 years of consulting and brokerage experience through their acquired agencies, with local offices dating back in their communities as far as the late 1800s. USI combines industry leading national capabilities delivered through longstanding, passionate and committed local service teams. USI stands for Understand, Service and Innovate. At USI they work to Understand the specific needs of their clients, to provide an unparalleled local Service experience, and to Innovate with cutting edge solutions so their clients can continue to invest and grow.

The power of USI, and their ability to bring best-in-class solutions and services to their clients and their communities, is achieved through the collective knowledge and experience of  their professionals coming together as ONE.


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