It’s 2011 and the pendulum is once again moving toward private practices selling to hospitals or affiliated foundations. Several years ago, the same phenomenon drove the medical market. Management companies and hospitals went on an acquisition frenzy, purchasing practices at breakneck speed. Soon, hospitals were dissatisfied, management companies went broke and physician practices went private again. Physicians simply proved to be less motivated and productive when employed by hospitals or affiliated with management companies.
Explore this issue:January 2011
This time the results may be different … or not.
A New Environment
There is no doubt that the state of health care in the U.S. is changing again. Many physicians are realizing that in order to keep up with these changes, key business decisions will need to be made in the near future. In fact, an increasing number of physicians are entertaining the idea of selling their medical practices to hospitals or large health systems.