Polsinelli Health Care Attorneys Author White Paper On Hospital and Independent Physician Alignment
Numerous policy initiatives are now being implemented to transform the nation’s health care system. The overall goal is to improve outcomes, enhance quality and value, and reduce health care costs. Polsinelli Health Care Shareholders Bruce Johnson and Janice Anderson have authored a white paper titled, “Hospital and Independent Physician Alignment: Structural Options, Business and Compliance Considerations.”
In it they write that Medicare program rules governing hospital inpatient quality reporting, value-based purchasing and payment incentives linked to preventable conditions and readmission rates have been released, and similar policies are well under way for physicians. These and other changes are transforming the health care payment and delivery environment, and breaking down the silos that have traditionally existed between hospitals and physicians.
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