Hospitals' Race to Employ Physicians � The Logic behind a Money-Losing Proposition

Kocher, Robert; Sahni, Nikhil R.
May 2011
New England Journal of Medicine;5/12/2011, Vol. 364 Issue 19, p1790
Academic Journal
The authors offer insights on the race among U.S. hospitals to employ physicians in response to the implementation of health care reform and the creation of accountable care organizations. They think that hospitals retain maximum flexibility in the market by employing physicians in case health plans change their reimbursement structures. They believe that an employment strategy will allow hospitals to compete under various reimbursement scenarios. They propose physicians to anticipate a shift from guaranteed salaries to incentive-driven compensation.


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