Litigation & Lawsuits From Hospital Integration | Donald Saelinger

21 Feb

Will physician/hospital integration lead to litigation and lawsuits as reimbursement dwindles?

Medical practices have been aligning and integrating with hospitals over the last several years to form Integrated Delivery Systems. This is primarily the result of the desire to comply with the demands of the Accountable Care Act.  The all-important question, however, is will such alignment and integration last.  Many predict that such alignments will begin to disintegrate over the next few years as reimbursement decreases and hospital leaders began to exert unreasonable financial expectations on practitioners.  Many similar alignments of the early 90s failed, as hospitals and physicians were unable to work together…Read more

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