While some organizations possess the infrastructure, resources, and market conditions to remain independent, others are finding autonomy increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to sustain. The question being asked by these organizations is: How long can we maintain our independence?
Many hospitals and provider groups will need to band together with strategic partners to collectively combat increasing competitive, economic, and regulatory pressures.
Because of the continuing uncertainty about future changes to reimbursement and costs for outpatient orthopedic surgeries, the number of health system/ASC transactions is likely to increase over the next few years.
This article explores the strategies organizations should consider when pursuing affiliations, including clearly defining their objectives, assessing potential affiliation options, and identifying a preferred strategy based on the evaluation of different affiliation scenarios.
The recent frenzy of physician practice acquisitions has created a sense of urgency for hospitals and health systems to complete these transactions quickly in order to remain competitive. This article discusses six elements necessary for a professional fee billing operation to be successful.
The resurgence of hospitals acquiring physician practices is putting pressure on organizations to move quickly. This article presents the critical elements and decisions within the planning and business development stages that are often given too little thought.
A productive strategic affiliation creates opportunities for hospitals/health systems and their medical school/university partners to gain access to competencies and resources that enable them to expand their individual and collective enterprises in ways that would not be possible independently.
The relationship between a hospital/health system and its medical school/university partner is typically codified in an affiliation agreement. This article provides an overview of a productive strategic affiliation agreement and how an effective affiliation governance model can elevate the status and success of each affiliate partner.
The challenges facing many healthcare organizations today require enterprise wide strategic planning efforts addressing issues that profoundly impact the organization's vision and organizational structure.Merging, acquiring, or being acquired are not the only options.
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