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Apr 17, 2015 7:45:00 AM

3 Trends That Will Reshape Healthcare Transactions

Today’s sessions at AHLA’s Transactions Program made me reflect on the fact that time has taught us valuable lessons about what not to do in the future. An initial wave of hospital affiliations and acquisitions has occurred with mixed success.

Three recognizable trends were dicussed today that are reshaping healthcare transactions:

  1. Losses on physicians without documented community need put hospitals at compliance risk. Solely relying on published compensation survey data doesn’t consider economics impacting the physician’s practiceand local market conditions.

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Topics: Hospital Acquisition, Hospital-Based Physicians

Dec 4, 2014 12:59:00 PM

Don’t Miss the Value of Hospital-Based Physicians

In earlier days of hospital-based physician coverage, specialties were mostly limited to radiology, pathology, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine. As the hospitalist specialty developed, more hospitals began contracting for inpatient coverage to provide a broader continuum of care. Later, additional specialties, including pediatric hospitalists, intensivists, nocturnists, laborists, surgicalists, and neonatologists, grew in popularity.

Coverage by hospital-based physicians can be based on shifts or hourly or daily coverage, and can extend to multiple facilities and hospital departments. Coverage can include restricted and unrestricted on-call coverage as part of the arrangement. In addition, administrative responsibilities, quality improvement, and program development are often required.

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Topics: Hospital-Based Physicians