Exclusive Contracts

What a $24.3 Million Judgment Tells You About a Potential Tool to Fight Unfair Awards of Exclusive Contracts

An interesting case illustrates a potential new tool in the arsenal to fight against fixed hospital exclusive contracts and, potentially, against the consultants who helped put lipstick on the pig. Many hospital-based groups have been there: the situation in which a longstanding relationship with a hospital, whether or not via exclusive contract, is disrupted, in […]

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Exclusive Contracts

Einstein and Exclusive Contracts

Only slightly tongue in cheek, Einstein’s theory of relativity, E=MC², is also the formula that describes the power of any medical specialty exclusive contract. E = Exclusive (to the exclusion of all other physicians as to the services covered) m = management (of the business function of delivering that service) c² = control and cash.

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Exclusive Contracts

Exclusive Anesthesia Contracts Under Attack

Fear of rising healthcare costs is being used to attack exclusive anesthesia agreements.  Similar arguments can be used to attack other service department agreements:  exclusive radiology agreements, exclusive pathology agreements and exclusive emergency medicine agreements. The argument goes as follows:  Hospital exclusive contracts are anticompetitive and therefore allow one group to control pricing.  Hospital coverage stipends […]

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