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This small family practice learned that it's a big jump from theory to reality when they made the transition to a new compensation plan.
This 32-site medical group was facing financial ruin, until its employees (both physicians and staff members) came up with a radical plan.
Before jumping into a new venture, make sure you have a strong, focused plan for the future.
If your relationship with an integrated organization seems tenuous, try to shore it up before you give up.
Among the key ingredients are physician ownership, a strong strategic direction and a commitment to high-quality patient care.
Argues that group practices are "magic" only if they involve the right people, with the right knowledge, attitudes and abilities, and that the same is true of other models. Introduces the cover section, sort of.
Managed care has pushed physicians into new practice arrangements, but none is positioned for success like the physician-owned group.
Introduces Gillette article in this issue; invites readers to respond.