About Mercury Advisory Group

Led by world renowned healthcare business development expert, Maria Todd, Mercury Advisory Group is a consulting firm that specializes in training and coaching clinicians and hospital managers and executives on the skills, tactics, and strategies they need to thrive and grow their business.

We've relocated away from Denver to St George, Utah

This benefits our clients in two ways. The move enabled us to contain our overhead costs. What's more,  St George is an amazing place to host clients who visit us for consulting and coaching. Many of the training and coaching activities we host in St George leverage the spectacular, red-rocks and dark sky resort experience featuring year-round warm weather and award-winning golf courses. We're located just 112 miles north of Las Vegas, and 1/4 mile from Snow Canyon State Park with trails, dunes and vermillion sandstone cliffs, black lava fields, slot canyons and petroglyphs, and proximity to Zion National Park.  Blended naturally into a landscape of vivid red rock cliffs and canyons of southern Utah, the two luxury resorts where we accommodate clients have everything you need to relax, rejuvenate and rediscover your passion for learning.

We've scaled down the number of consulting experts on the team

We're still on great terms with everyone, but our new location in St George forced us to rethink our priorities now that we are no longer in a big downtown highrise in a large city.  As such, if we need to tap the experts with whom we've cultivated relationships over the years for your projects, they are always willing to join your project on an as needed basis. They love a reason to get out of the snow and come to St George for project meetings and golf.

We've narrowed our focus

Healthcare in the USA and abroad are undergoing tumultuous change. No single firm can cover every aspect of healthcare business improvement. Therefore, we've decided to narrow our focus to the areas we are best prepared to help our clients succeed: 

 

Service Offerings

Maria Todd's service offerings are targeted to assist our clients with their healthcare business and clinical requirements. She helps clients focus on their core competencies so that they don't need to spread themselves too thin in areas where they have no training or experience. Maria helps healthcare providers maximize margins by minimizing operating costs and increasing operational efficiency. She works hand in gloves with her clients at every level of planning, designing, developing, maintaining, implementation and operations to ensure peak healthcare and health tourism business performance at rock-bottom costs. 

Statement of Work

A sound Statement of Work (SOW) is integral to the success of a consulting engagement, Maria Todd takes up SOW based engagements enabling clients to make the most of their existing internal resources, while increasing their overall productivity and lowering costs. She delivers innovative and cost effective SOW projects on time and on budget.

If you are unsure of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) you'll need to develop your SOW. Maria will conduct a Situation Analysis first to recommend a strategy and come to an agreement of the outputs, budget, timeline, and objectives with you. From these decisions, based on the interpretation of the findings of the Situation Analysis, she'll draft your SOW for your express approval and authorization. 

Maria Todd is always happy to help you to source the trusted and experienced independent contractors and other experts you need and provide their contact details for the assignments outside her specific domain of expertise or for projects she cannot personally complete in the time required. Another option you have with Maria Todd is that she (and her team of contracted experts) will train your internal staff on skills needed to reduce overall project resource costs and increase their overall productivity and outputs.

Situation Analysis Reference Pricing

Situation Analyses are priced on a flat fee basis to include:

  • 3-5 days at your location plus travel time
  • Pre-arranged stakeholder interviews
  • Brainstorming and Q&A coaching sessions
  • Preparations of any presentations required for external meetings
  • Site inspections for direct observation and fact-finding
  • All travel and accommodation and travel insurance costs and related incidental costs
  • Oral preliminary debriefing and Q&A prior to departure
  • Written report with set time frame and up to 90 minutes of debriefing and Q&A after the report has been tendered via remote teleconference
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New MasterMind Groups Added

We've added new MasterMind Groups for our managed care, physician employment contract, physician integration, medical tourism and concierge medicine practice startup clients.  MasterMind Groups can be defined and structured in many ways. Ours are intended to:

  • Help you maintain your professional skills and stay ahead of changing healthcare business issues
  • Learn from real-world examples, with peer-to-peer problem solving, sharing lessons learned, and some new ideas you can use to build and grow your business.
  • Engage in meaningful peer-to-peer discussions and interaction in an intimate, small-group setting without vendors or consultant infomercials and exhibit stands trying to sell you services and products
  • Informally tap our award-winning, internationally recognized experts recognized for industry experience, depth of knowledge and proven ability to engage group participants who will be on hand to facilitate Mastermind Group events.
  • Relax, make new friends in a spectacular resort setting 
  • Bring your spouse or partner along for the weekend. They can participate in the discussions or enjoy the resort amenities at the two partner resorts we work with (Entrada and Red Mountain Resort) spas lounge by the pool, read a book, play golf, tennis or pickleball, work on a tan, take a hike, check out a bike, attend a yoga or Tai chi class, visit the nearby national parks, take an ATV or jeep tour, and join in on the group dining and theater outing
  • MasterMind Groups are great because the only cost to attend is your flight, accommodation, meals and incidentals. Peer-to-peer discussions and networking sessions are conducted in a relaxed setting that is fun and affordable for all.  We hope to schedule at least one meetup per MasterMind Group each year and grow it to two over time.
  • Maximum number of registrants for each event: 20 participants

Master Class workshops and seminars, webinars and sponsored appearances by Dr Maria Todd

Information for training courses in St George or at your location are now listed at MariaTodd.com.  There you'll find information about upcoming courses, fees, travel and hotel arrangements, prices, and information about onsite courses we can bring to your location.

Client Success

Maria and her team at Mercury Advisory Group lead with a fresh outlook and are come up with new and inventive ideas. We enjoyed her non-traditional and vibrant personality. She was not afraid to challenge our thinking and dig deeper.

Maria's ability to help us reach our highest of goals is admirable and her passion for what she does is contagious!

Maria is the authority! She is the "rock" of medical tourism consulting. Count on her and her team to lead you to success!

FOCUSED and FORMIDABLE in third-party payer contract negotiations! She knows what she's doing and she worked quickly to position our hospital for better rates and less hassle factor from insurance plans If you need someone to play hardball on your behalf, look no further than Maria Todd!

In a world of uncertainty about healthcare reimbursement and healthcare reform, Maria remains rational and grounded. She is the Mastermind of our most successful payer contracting strategy. We have so much respect for her expertise and "no-nonsense" approach. Payers respect her at the negotiation table/ They play their games with our competitors, while we got more cash and concessions.

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