Some leaders of hospital-based groups, and I use the term “leader” broadly, believe that their groups are a function of the hospital. If the hospital no longer wants to contract with them, then that would be it.
It will be decades until society swings back away from “it takes a village” to “it takes a strong individual” and the price we’ll pay in the interim will eventually be rationing, death counseling, and other warm and fuzzy attributes of a so-called communal society. Heck, this makes its opposite, the so-called “greed” of rugged individualists, seem timid in comparison.
Ride along with Mark for a reminder about the danger of a “sure thing” as it pertains to hospital-based employment.
Over the past decade or so, hospitals have spent countless hundreds of millions of dollars “aligning” physicians. But now it’s hospitals that are begging to be aligned.
The word “hospital” means “bureaucracy.” The epidemic of discontent among hospital-employed physicians is reaching all time high levels. Instead of seeing the outbreak as a negative, let’s explores some of the opportunities that this trend presents.
Most of my clients are not hospital employees. They are large groups or highly entrepreneurial physicians who see these changes in the overall market as rocket fuel for their success.
Spies. What image just flashed through you mind? James Bond? George Smiley? Aldrich Ames? No, not them, but, rather, the one that you undoubtedly have within your organization. Today, there are criminal cases in which a defendant’s Amazon Alexa has been subpoenaed to allow prosecutors to tap into its memory of what was said at […]
Both Washington and Lincoln were exceptional. Thrust into lives that they wanted but didn’t want, from pasts of trial and error, and failure upon failure. Self-promoters whose careers didn’t follow a smooth arithmetic progression.
Over the past decade or so, hospitals have spent countless hundreds of millions of dollars “aligning” physicians. This so-called alignment has included acquiring physician practices, employing physicians in states without corporate practice of medicine restrictions, and, in states where hospitals can’t directly employ, employment through captive medical groups or foundations. Hospitals claim that the idea […]
Last week, on November 7, 2018, the medical group affiliated with Michigan’s Wayne State University Medical School, University Physician Group, which does business as Wayne State University Physician Group (“WSUPG”), filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. How is that even possible, you ask? After all, you were told that there’s safety in what is essentially hospital employment. […]