CEO of MDS Consulting to Discuss Hospital and Physician Integration at California Association of Physician Groups’ A

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Phil Dalton, president and CEO of MDS Consulting, will discuss the growing prevalence of hospital and physician partnerships at the annual meeting of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) on May 19 in Palm Desert, California.

“Hospitals now account for more than half of all employed physicians, and the movement toward accountable care organizations is a call for even further collaboration,” said Dalton. “This changing environment makes it more important than ever for physicians and medical group leaders to fully understand the options before them and to determine their role in the evolving healthcare marketplace.”

With more than a quarter of a century of experience in healthcare strategy, business development, marketing, policy and planning, Dalton has worked with hundreds of healthcare organizations and is one of the industry’s best-known thought leaders regarding physician/ hospital integration and evolving healthcare business models.

In his presentation at CAPG, Dalton will provide a snapshot of medical practice ownership trends over the past decade, review how California business patterns are evolving, and share examples of successful California physician/hospital alignment models. He will also discuss the emergence of accountable care organizations and provide attendees with eight steps and strategies to consider to successfully prepare for healthcare reform. “It is important that medical groups make a thoughtful assessment regarding partnering with hospitals and health plans vs. going alone,” said Dalton.

Joining Dalton in his presentation will be Bill Gil, CEO of Facey Medical Foundation. The foundation is the MSO for Facey Medical Group, which employs over 175 healthcare providers in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley and San Gabriel Valleys.

The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) is the nation’s largest professional association representing physician groups practicing in the managed care model. Its more than 150 member groups employ and/or contract with physicians who in turn provide healthcare services to approximately 13 million Californians. More than 50 percent of California’s healthcare is delivered by physicians employed by/or contracted with CAPG members. CAPG supports its members through public advocacy, educational services and collaboration with other stakeholders in California healthcare.

MDS Consulting is a national healthcare consulting firm that helps hospitals, medical groups, health systems and other healthcare organizations achieve their goals for development, growth and profitability. The MDS team of executive level professionals provides individualized solutions and creative insights in such areas as physician/hospital alignment, medical group management, health reform/accountable care, financial assessments, hospital/healthcare strategic planning and implementation, and regulatory compliance. Further information may be obtained at


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