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Sarah O'Hara, Health Care Advisory Board
If you've read our two recent blog posts on Clinical Integration (CI) planning, you know that building a CI physician network represents a major strategic undertaking. For physicians who participate in CI, the return on their investment of time and resources is generally straightforward: through joint contracts with commercial payers, they get access to favorable rates, performance-based bonuses, or better referral networks. But in most CI programs today, joint payer contracts cover physician services only; most organizations are not yet incorporating hospital services too. As a result, hospitals that sponsor a CI program must look for more indirect returns from tighter physician alignment to justify the investment. In this post, we explore some of those potential gains.
The ROI from CI: What do hospitals gain from program partnership?