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Jun 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Pressure Points for Physicians in Healthcare Transformation

The HORNE Healthcare team has been blogging recently about the necessary business model changes we think are inevitable to healthcare transformation. We’ve focused on the macro level, urging healthcare organizations to take action. While I believe our advice is sound for large systems, I am additionally concerned about the pressures physicians are feeling in their practices, particularly in small practices. In this blog, I’d like to introduce three issues I think will be important to physicians going forward. I will write in greater depth on each topic in the coming weeks. 

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Topics: Physicians, ACA, Transformation, Cost Accounting

Mar 21, 2014 9:30:00 AM

6 High Risk Areas in Hospital/Physician Contracts

As hospitals continue to ramp up efforts to acquire and contract with physician practices, they must do so in a way that reflects not only good market strategy, but also protects future financial stability and regulatory compliance. Hospitals that are in an aggressive acquisition mode often point to the looming changes in reimbursement models that shift payments from fee-for-service to an outcomes-based model focused on episodes of care. Many hospitals feel that in order to stay competitive in this changing market , they need to align with physician practices, and do it expeditiously before competitors beat them to the punch. But at what cost?

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Topics: Physicians