Intended to align finance and the business of healthcare, these projects focus on the nuts and bolts of the business. The key elements are how things get done, who should be doing them and the appropriate accountability model to optimize outcomes. 

Relevant experience includes:

  • Market planning and service sizing
  • Feasibility and business plan development
  • Financial due diligence
  • Network provider identification and contract negotiation
  • Go/no-go analysis for service expansion or acquisition
  • Implementation of comprehensive budgeting process
  • Non-acute network development and financial/operational viability
  • Physician integration strategies including specialty demand and mix, practice acquisition, practice performance, and contracting
  • ACO modeling and financial performance
  • Facilitated development of operational changes required for success under CMS CJR

​​Financial and operational consulting

Praise for Bob Langston

We understand the intricacies  of today’s healthcare environment. The portfolio of services we offer is designed to help our clients navigate the complexities of hospital and physician finance, operations and regulations. Project by project we assist clients by enabling growth, driving profitability, choosing effective strategic activities, and providing insight and challenge to the status quo. 

Planning and Implementation

Gryphon Advisory

Value-based projects are performed on an at risk, self-amortizing basis so that clients are not out-of-pocket if there are no results. We have focused our attentions on high-prospect areas generally not being addressed by typical regulatory consulting efforts. Our approach is characterized by a high level of intellectual capital and highly detailed work plans. 

Relevant experience includes:

  • Geographic reclassifications
  • Medical education
  • Medicare Advantage plans
  • Regulatory impact analysis
  • Medicaid rates

Value-Based Projects

“Bob is an outstanding healthcare professional. He has an incredible grasp of strategic issues, but assists his clients in developing and implementing action plans to achieve strategic objectives. Bob is a man of inscrutable character and is highly effective and trustworthy."

            -Walter Birch, Senior Director for Practice Management

                  American Society of Clinical Oncology

“Bob is a seasoned client-oriented healthcare consultant. An experienced manager, he is well reputed with clients and is knowledgeable in a variety of healthcare and finance issues, particularly concerning hospital finance and operations. He is a trained and experienced facilitator, among his many skills."

                  -Melanie Fox, Senior Government Affairs Consultant 

                          California Association for Public Hospitals

“Bob is an incredible knowledge resource in navigating the complexities of health care regulations, accounting principles, and strategic decision support. His expertise is in large, diverse health care organizations which require the kind of knowledge and depth of experience a company like Gryphon can offer."

                      - Carl Taylor, Assistant Dean

                                 University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Planning and implementation services encompass a wide variety of business problems. Projects focus on positional analyses such as SWOT, getting and keeping organizations on their strategic track related to individual services, identifying and implementing performance metrics, detecting the root causes of plan failures, and educating and coaching team members for high performance and success. 

Relevant experience includes:

  • Board-level planning retreats
  • Market planning and target identification
  • Planning and service delivery configuration for post-acute care delivery system
  • Identification, evaluation and development of partnering options, including partner identification and qualification, development of operational and financial rationale, and organizational structure
  • Community benefit analyses with offensive and defensive market positioning
  • Certificate of Need studies for service expansion and equipment replacement
  • Developed primary care networks
  • Assisted 370,000-member HMO in renegotiation and repositioning efforts including process mapping, corporate restructuring, policy and procedure development, and performance benchmarking