Physician/Hospital Integration in Pediatrics: An Update for Pediatric Cardiologists


Congenital Cardiology Today

The healthcare industry is undergoing a time of unprecedented change that will require hospitals and physicians to work more collaboratively to reduce the cost of care while improving quality. Regardless of the exact changes to be implemented as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, lowering cost, improving quality, and increasing access will be paramount to success. This will require that hospitals and physicians rethink their business strategies and implement more integrated care models. This article shares key insights that pediatric cardiologists should consider when evaluating alignment with hospitals and reviews the Professional Services Agreement structure as an alternative to employment.

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