Speech How Co-Management Agreements can be Beneficial to Both the Hospital and Physicians

How Co-Management Agreements can be Beneficial to Both the Hospital and Physicians

Hospitals are often eager to develop close relationships with orthopedic surgeons. They would like orthopedic surgery to function as a core service line at their facility but recognize the need to align incentives in order to operate these services profitably. This presentation reviews the opportunities available to orthopedic surgeons who choose to work more closely with hospitals, as well as discusses how new arrangements should be structured to maximize mutual benefits. Additionally, the key components of comanagement agreements are outlined, including traditional funding mechanisms and common performance incentive metrics.