Physician-Hospital Alignment Series

The alignment of physicians with hospitals and health systems can be challenging in today’s healthcare climate, yet interest in alignment continues to expand. In some instances, the necessity of maintaining a strong and diverse medical staff coupled with the threat of losing critical team members and the subsequent closure of a business line may result in hospitals and health systems making decisions and promises they may not otherwise make. Read More ›

As today’s healthcare climate evolves, physicians and hospitals continue to explore options for alignment between private practices and healthcare systems. Interest in alignment perseveres despite a challenging healthcare environment, and economic, leadership, and structural issues should all be explored with due diligence prior to agreeing on a final arrangement. In this article, the issues of governance and compensation plans are explored as key elements for hospitals and physicians to consider as they work toward developing successful alignment plans. Read More ›

The alignment of physicians with hospitals and health systems can be challenging in today’s healthcare climate, yet interest in alignment continues to expand. In some instances, the necessity of maintaining a strong and diverse medical staff coupled with the threat of losing critical team members and the subsequent closure of a business line may result in hospitals and health systems making decisions and promises they may not otherwise make. Read More ›

The alignment of physicians with hospitals and health systems can be challenging in today’s healthcare climate, yet interest in alignment continues to expand. In some instances, the necessity of maintaining a strong and diverse medical staff coupled with the threat of losing critical team members and the subsequent closure of a business line may result in hospitals and health systems making decisions and promises they may not otherwise make. Read More ›

As today’s healthcare climate evolves, physicians and hospitals continue to explore options for alignment between private practices and healthcare systems. Interest in alignment perseveres despite a challenging healthcare environment, and economic, leadership, and structural issues should all be ex­plored with due diligence prior to agreeing on a final arrangement. In this article, the issues of governance and compensation plans are ex­plored as key elements for hospitals and physicians to consider as they work toward developing successful alignment plans. Read More ›

As today’s healthcare climate evolves, physicians and hospitals continue to explore options for alignment between private practices and healthcare systems. Interest in alignment perseveres despite a challenging healthcare environment, and economic, leadership, and structural issues should all be explored with due diligence prior to agreeing on a final arrangement. In this article, the issues of governance and compensation plans are explored as key elements for hospitals and physicians to consider as they work toward developing successful alignment plans. Read More ›

The alignment of physicians with hospitals and health systems is increasingly challenging in today’s healthcare climate. In the past, many physicians viewed hospitals as potential partners with endless channels of money by which they could augment their previous private practice incomes. Read More ›

Part 1 of this 3-part series focuses on pretransactional due diligence and structural design processes as they pertain to physician–hospital alignments. Part 2 of this series will address governance and compensation plans; the final installment will discuss ongoing relationships and planning for a potential “divorce.” Read More ›

The alignment of physicians with hospitals and health systems is increasingly challenging in today’s healthcare climate. In the past, many physicians viewed hospitals as potential partners with endless channels of money by which they could augment their previous private practice incomes. Read More ›

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