Hospitals Wise Up When Adding Physician Practices

March 2013
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2013, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p34
Trade Publication
The article report on an increase which is being seen in 2013 in the number of U.S. hospitals that are purchasing physician practices as a result of health care reform and associated changes in payment models. A discussion of several hospitals that have purchased and integrated physician practices, including Banner Health in Arizona and Cox Health Regional Services, is presented. The challenges and benefits of purchasing physician practices are examined. INSET: EXECUTIVE CORNER.


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