When Hospitals Buy Doctor Practices – The New York Times

To the Editor:Your article reflects the changes occurring in the medical landscape in Memphis and Nashville. We believe that hospital-doctor consolidation is appropriate and inevitable, and can provide more seamless care, yet it must be done with caution. We need to have enhanced professionalism by doctors, reoriented cost-efficiency among hospital administrators, smarter oversight by the […]

Bundled payments might cut hospital costs without reducing quality of care – Washington Post

A decade and a half ago, when I started my solo practice, I would say to my routine HIV patients, “Let’s see you back in three months.” I was eager to fill clinic slots; also, because of my lack of experience, I felt safer seeing my patients more often. Nowadays, with my clinic overbooked for […]