It’s a new day – A look at hospital-physician alignment strategies
Abstract: The forces pushing hospitals and physicians to work together more closely are almost overwhelming. Decreasing reimbursements, increasing costs and growing administrative headaches are leading more physicians to actively seek affiliation with hospitals — from casual physician concerns with hospital strategy and operations to full commingling of interests and activities. There are a number of prominent strategies available, including three joint venture models. These offer tremendous benefits, but many business and legal questions need first be considered.