Why Hospitals and Provider Groups Should be Thinking About Physician Succession Planning

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Physicians are aging out of the workforce in greater numbers than they are entering it. This not only feeds the already expected physician shortage, but it also triggers an urgent need for health systems and provider groups to continually assess physician transition and succession planning. This column argues that in today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape of new care models, provider employment arrangements, and reimbursement rules, proactive succession planning is critical. Without it, hospitals and medical groups may find themselves unable to meet clinical demand.

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