Integration Strategies for the Medical Practice, 2nd Edition
American Medical Association / Coker Group
Soft Cover, 150 pages, 8.5" x 11"
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This book is written to help physicians make positioning decisions for their practices.
Integration Strategies for the Medical Practice is a response to current trends in health care. This resource contains information on what is happening in many parts of the country and what doctors are doing to cope with the reality of managed care.
The central theme of this book is to assist physicians in exploring this ever-changing landscape and in developing strategies that will serve them now and into the future. The emerging question is: to integrate or not to integrate? If the answer is yes, by what mechanism should you choose to integrate? What options are available?
An overview of the historical, current and future perspective on health care delivery
The physician-hospital relationship
The managed care environment - physicians, hospitals and payers
Your responsibilities in the various forms of integration
An understanding of the business of practice management
Help identifying the operational strengths and weaknesses of your practice
Help with calculating the current worth of your practice
Advice on selecting the correct partner for you and your practice
This book will lead you through the decision-making process of integration so you will be best prepared to meet changes wrought by the future. The good news is that physicians who carefully evaluate their strategic position often experience improved financial performance, while delivering cost-effective, high quality medical services to their patients.
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