Physician-Hospital Alignment and Compensation Models: The Second Generation
By: Max Reiboldt, CPA, Justin Chamblee, MAcc, CPA, and
Ellis M. "Mac" Knight, MD, MBA
New book helps hospital and health system leaders and physicians enter into better contracts in a value-based world.
The current era of healthcare alignment among physicians, hospitals, and outside independent investors has been underway for 10-15 years. Given this, many of the original contracts that formed the basis of these arrangements have (or will soon) expire. Thus, we refer to these new deals as "second generation" transactions.
As the system moves toward a more value-based, fee-for-value reimbursement environment, newer alignment vehicles, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), clinically integrated networks
(CINs), and patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are beginning to take shape. More physician compensation models now include at least partial incentives for performance, as measured by such matters as specialty-specific quality metrics, cost efficiency metrics, meaningful use of electronic health records, and other parameters.
Starting with a review of "First Generation" physician compensation models, the authors then detail components of "Second Generation" models including:
BONUS INCLUDED Actual templates for your use: