Miller Health Law Group Lawyers on Hospital-Physician Alignment Models and Strategies
Physicians were facing daunting challenges before the passage last March of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: declining reimbursement, rising overhead, increasingly burdensome government regulation, and a severe recession. Health care “reform” will likely only exacerbate these pressures. As a result, many physicians are in a state of high anxiety and question whether private practice as they—and their patients—have known it can survive. Hospitals are facing similar challenges. Health care reform will result in a reduction in reimbursement, penalties for preventable readmissions and preventable hospital acquired conditions, bundling of payments, value-based purchasing, and many other significant challenges.