Evolving Physician-Practice Ownership Models

Physician practice acquisitions and/or equity investment by such nontraditional players as health plans, private equity investors, venture capitalists and large employers is an increasing trend. These new entrants give physicians new options for where and how to work. As hospitals and health systems are considering their physician relationship strategies, this report provides current trends in physician–practice ownership models that could present threats to their current operating model as well as opportunities for different kinds of mutually beneficial relationships. Developing strong physician relationships has always been a required competency of health system leadership, and its importance will only grow in the current environment. This report provides an overview of these trends and their driving forces, lessons from nontraditional physician practice arrangements, and implications for hospitals’/health systems’ organizational strategy, physician relationship strategy and provision of care to patients.

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Source: https://www.aha.org/system/files/media/file/2020/02/Market_Insights_MD_Ownership_Models.pdf

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