Physician practice mergers, or affiliations, can be the route to your success. Here is how to evaluate whether that is the best path for you.
Congress keeps government running, extends CHIP for 10 years, approves key Medicare pay provisions and kills the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
Bill includes funds for Community Health Centers, National Health Service Corps and Teaching Health Center GME, but cuts Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Successfully negotiating new payment models requires assessing your medical group’s strengths and identifying who can play “good cop,” “bad cop” roles.
Practices with an understanding of the costs they incur for the services they provide will be better positioned to manage the changing payment environment.