Background Our client was a two-hospital system in the Mid-Atlantic region that was experiencing inefficiencies in their cath lab. The inefficiencies resulted in high costs-per-case, substandard outcomes and lost market share. The lab was used by interventionalists from two independent cardiology groups. HSG explored several alignment methods, including employment, call coverage pay and Professional Services Agreements. […]
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Healthcare reform’s focus on patient outcomes is piquing renewed interest in co-management agreements. Many hospitals have relied on co-management to build successful service lines, because they enhance clinical expertise, give doctors a seat at the decision-making table and foster physician loyalty – the same prerequisites necessary to thrive under value-based purchasing and bundled hospital-physician payments. […]