Hospital/Physician Payment Arrangements: An Overview

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In addition to managing the day-to-day operational issues of active clinical practices, department of surgery administrators have the onerous task of managing complex budgets across multiple missions and funding sources. While professional revenues compose the preponderance of departmental income, hospital funding is a growing factor in the equation. This article is the first in a series intended to introduce the most common of these arrangements with subsequent in-depth exploration of specific types of coverage arrangements.

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