"The Ronan Report" provides insight about the activities at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, and about the changes taking place in healthcare today from a CEO's perspective.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Employing Physicians

The trend has once again returned for hospitals and health systems to employ physicians.  Hopefully, we all learned a great deal from this colossal mistake of the 90's.  I would like to think that we have at WMHS, as we are once again employing docs in record numbers.  What we have to do is to make sure that that employing select physicians is the right thing to do under healthcare reform on a national level and payment reform in Maryland.  However, not every physician fits into that category and employing every doc could be a problem.  Make sure that you think through that hiring decision well in advance.

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