The New World of Physician Networks: Building an Effective Cost Structure


Group Practice Journal

As hospitals are strengthening ties with their physician networks, there is an assumption that integrating the cost structures of each will lower the overall costs of care. However, hospitals are finding that tighter affiliation agreements are expensive and can actually drive up the cost of care. This article provides insights into building efficient cost structures in the new world of physician networks, specifically by managing costs through effective network design and delivery.

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