Affiliation Options for Independent Hospitals and Medical Groups

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hfm Magazine

Many independent hospitals and medical groups are pursuing affiliations with partner organizations to meet the challenges posed by healthcare reform and value-based payments. Before embarking on such a strategy, however, these organizations should explore affiliation options beyond the typical merger or acquisition and seek a partner that exhibits complementary strengths to bring greater value to the market. 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.

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