The rapidly changing market and the regulatory environment seems to encourage practice integration. But if you’re not sure that’s the right move for your solo or small practice, a new in-depth look at competition and integration may help you decide.
“Competing in the Marketplace,” an AMA resource now in its third edition, identifies some antitrust concerns and discusses the current state of law on the subject of integration and joint physician negotiations.
Many physicians are simply unaware of the flexibility permitted by available integrative options. Often, physicians can enjoy the benefits of integration and still 1) remain in their local practice setting; 2) oversee many day-to-day practice operations; and 3) earn rewards based on individual productivity.
Whether or not you are an AMA member, you can access this free resource at the AMA website; however, you must create an account. If you have questions, email Wes Cleveland or Henry Allen or call (312) 464-5000.