“If you think independent physician practices are going the way of the dinosaur, you’d be wrong.
“That’s according to one group of doctors who say the pendulum—in which doctors were once flocking to hospital employment—is now swinging the other way.
“’Our intent today is to create a new national forum for a re-energized sector,’ said Michael Nachomovitz, M.D., senior vice president and chief clinical integration and network development officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare’s Physician Services Division in New York.
“Nachomovitz was one of four doctors who shared their experiences leading independent practices at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual conference in Boston last week. At a time when 47.1 percent of physicians are employed by hospitals and healthcare systems, there’s a new focus on the independent medical practice, Nachomovitz said: ‘Consolidation has not delivered on its promise.”‘
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