Spotlight On Payment Reform, Alternative Care Models, and Physician Employment Agreements

Debra Beaulieu at Fierce Practice Management  weighs in with Top 10 Physician Practice Trends to watch in 2013, a year that will not only be a watershed for the U.S. healthcare system, but, for many physician practices, a pivotal one professionally—where the’ ability to adapt and evolve may make the difference for many physicians between folding and thriving in a post-health-reform world.  Here’s what Ms. Beaulieu foresees as key trends:

  1. Payment reform
  2. Alternative care models
  3. Physician employment
  4. Conflicts of interest
  5. Work-life balance
  6. Patient engagement
  7. Practice efficiency
  8. Patients’ financial responsibility
  9. Pain management
  10. All things HIT

Read her explication and commentary on each trend here

New Healthcare Mandates, Payment Structures Offer Physician Practices Both Challenges and Opportunity

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