Keyword: Physicians Advocacy Institute
Over 18 months, hospitals acquired 8,000 more medical practices and 14,000 more physicians left independent practice to become hospital employees.
As more and more hospitals buy up physician practices, the number of employed physicians is also on the rise.
There’s been no slowdown in the trend toward physician employment, according to new data.
Courts struck down two major health insurer mergers this year, which some say is good news for both doctors and patients.
Contrary to its claims, Aetna stopped offering public exchange plans in order to bolster its defense for its Humana acquisition, according to a federal judge.
A poll of more than 7,500 physicians on questions related to money, romance and patient care found most doctors are putting patients first.
Physician practices in rural areas of the country are being acquired by hospitals and healthcare systems at a dramatic rate.
Hospital ownership of physician practices is on the rise, with 38 percent of U.S. physicians now employed by hospitals and health systems, according to a new analysis.