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Tracking doctors' fees: An important angle to pursue when hospitals acquire physician groups

Margot Sanger-Katz
Margot Sanger-Katz

In an excellent article for The New York Times’ Upshot blog, Margot Sanger-Katz explained what happens when a hospital or health system buys a physician’s group. As she points out, doctors’ fees often rise sharply when hospitals acquire doctors’ practices.

In her reporting, Sanger-Katz provides a good example of how payment strategies cause hospitals to buy physician groups. Find out why the discrepancy exists, learn about the proposal to eliminate it and find out where hospital and physician groups stand on the recommendation.

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