Developing a hospitalist service offering
Abstract: The services that hospitalists perform have become so popular that the number of hospitalists is expected to reach 30,000 by the end of the decade. Entrepreneurial physician practices seeking to develop new revenue streams should consider developing a hospitalist services subsidiary. This separate entity would employ the hospitalists. But it’s important for a hospital to understand in advance how the subsidiary works and how to prepare a hospitalist for service, and ensure that both the hospital and hospitalists are in agreement on performance variables and how they will be measured.