Speech Orthopedics – Trends in Hospital/Physician Alignment

Orthopedics – Trends in Hospital/Physician Alignment

Physicians in many specialties – notably primary care, cardiology, and oncology – have moved rapidly to employment or employment-like relationships over the past few years. Is a similar situation likely to occur with orthopedic surgeons? This presentation explores the future of the orthopedic surgery specialty and offers insight regarding whether orthopedic surgeons will soon pursue employment or other strategies that are similar to their colleagues in other specialties. In addition, the presentation provides a case study pertaining to an orthopedic clinical comanagement agreement that was developed for a large health system client.