The Physician Employment Model, Continued
Hospital executives have given the physician employment strategy considerable thought. Here are four observations from healthcare leaders who are rethinking the physician employment model.
Thoughts from Ken Kaufman
Rethinking Healthcare Economics: The Power of Advanced Practice Providers with Matthew Bates
On a new episode of The Healthcare Plus Podcast, host Quint Studer and Matthew Bates discuss the financial pressures facing healthcare industry leaders today and discuss strategic solutions to improve create alignment and improve margins.
The Hospital Makeover—Part 2
The physician employment model is clearly broken and in need of a near-term fix. The critical question for health system leaders is how to reconsider physician employment within the hospital operating plan.
Thoughts from Ken Kaufman
Reevaluating Service Line Strategies in Light of Operational Realities
The many operational and financial headwinds that are buffeting health systems should prompt leadership teams to revisit the strategic direction, goals, and performance of their service...
Physician Flash Report: January 2023
America's providers are more productive and seeing more patients than ever—particularly in primary care settings—resulting in an increase in revenue in the last quarter of 2022. However, increased expenses outweighed improved revenue.
Taking a Fresh Look at Affiliation Options for Physicians and Health Systems
Health systems and physician practices—both independent and employed—could benefit from taking a fresh look at their affiliation options. Many health systems , responding in part to a...
Preparing for Risk-Based Contracting and Value-Based Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities
In a roundtable discussion, Kaufman Hall Managing Directors Matthew Bates and Nora Kelly and Senior Vice President Max Timm discuss the rise of risk-based contracting in value-based healthcare arrangements, what providers and insurers need to watch out for, and what success in risk-based contracting will look like.
Physician Flash Report: October 2022
Physician practices continued a trend of increased productivity in the third quarter of 2022. However, despite higher volumes and increased productivity, investments/subsidies increased...
The Metrics that Matter in Today's Physician Enterprise
Over the last decade, the physician enterprise has undergone transformative changes. As of 2021, 73.9% of physicians were employed by hospitals or other corporate entities, according to...
Physician Flash Report: August 2022
Physician practices across the country stayed busy throughout the second quarter of 2022, as physician productivity and revenues all rose with higher patient volumes between the first...
Putting Ambulatory Surgery Centers at the Center of Outpatient Strategy
As health systems look to the future, surgical volume will continue shifting from HOPDs to ASCs. Health systems must be innovative and flexible to ensure that they participate in that growth with physician partners and others.