ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Practice sales and mergers

May/June 2012 Issue
Nine Practice Sale Pitfalls to Avoid [Feature]

The article describes problems that physicians might encounter in closing on the sale of a practice and gives advice on avoiding them.


March/April 2012 Issue
ACOs Are Coming: Should You Sell Your Practice? [Feature]

The article describes the growth of accountable care organizations (ACOs), and it cautions physicians to consider five important things before selling their practice to an entity that is -- or is looking to become -- an ACO.


November/December 2010 Issue
Before You Sign That Office Lease [Feature]

The article explains the issues physicians need to consider when signing a contract to lease office space.


May 2008 Issue
Is Your Practice Merger Doomed to Fail? [Feature]

Having gone through a badly planned merger of practices, the author draws lessons from the experience for the benefit of others contemplating mergers.


May 2006 Issue
Developing a Solo Practice Exit Strategy [Feature]

The author describes a succession planning strategy the can help solo family physicians minimize headaches and maximize the value of the practice.


Mar 2000 Issue
Regrouping After Disintegration [Feature]

The author offers suggestions for improving the performance of a struggling integrated organization, for recognizing when leaving the organization is the best option, and for successful rebuilding.


Feb 2000 Issue
Is Disintegration the Answer? [Feature]

The author offers suggestions for improving the performance of a struggling integrated organization, for recognizing when leaving the organization is the best option, and for successful rebuilding.


Nov-Dec 1999 Issue
Disintegration: How Employed Doctors Are Landing on Their Feet [Feature]

The article focuses on physicians who've sold their practices to physician practice management companies, hospitals and health systems, only to find themselves forced to "buy back" their practices or find an employed position when the larger entity's integration strategy fails. In exploring this trend, the author examines its effects on patient care and on the health care industry as a whole, as well as on family physicians.


Feb 1998 Issue
Selling Your Practice Doesn't Have to Mean Selling Out [Feature]

The number of physicians selling or contemplating selling their practices is growing all the time. This article offers the perspective of a family physician who's been through the process.


Feb 1998 Issue
Which Way to the Future? [Editor's Page]

Introduces articles by Iliff and Rothenberger touting the values, respectively, of staying in solo practice and selling your practice.



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