Creating the Hospital Group Practice: The Advantages of Employing or Affiliating With Physicians

Creating the Hospital Group Practice: The Advantages of Employing or Affiliating With Physicians

ISBN: 9781567933307
Publisher: Health Administration Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2009-08-30
Number of pages: 232
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The authors of Creating the Hospital Group Practice believe physician employment is back for good because they know how to make it work. Eric Lister and Todd Sagin provide expert advice and inspiration to help you tackle the challenges and realize the rewards of creating successful hospital-owned group practices. This book identifies the factors driving hospital employment of doctors and explains why today s trend differs from past integration efforts. It continues by translating the lessons learned from the first wave of integration into a roadmap for successful group practice formation. From garnering executive-team and physician buy-in to ensuring efficient clinical operations, this book guides you through all stages of group practice development. The book answers these questions and more: Why must hospitals go beyond simple physician employment and create multidisciplinary group practices? How should compensation be determined? What do we reward? How should we measure productivity? Who should design the compensation methodology? How do we navigate the minefield of regulatory and legal issues? Should an employed group practice provide leadership for hospital service lines or departments? How do the duties of a hospital group practice board differ from those of the medical staff executive committee? How can physicians exercise autonomy in an employed group practice that is part of a hospital or health system? How should conflicts between private practitioners and the employed physician group be handled?

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