I have seen more news reports indicating that CMS and the OIG are threatening to prosecute hospital systems that employ physicians when compensation plans do not align with practice profitability. And I had an opportunity to present this problem from the perspective of the hospital in a recent post on the Physician Business Adviser Blog on the HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) website.
The blog post covers some of the same issues I addressed in my March 9, 2016 post (Five Actions New Physician Employees Should Take to Avoid the OIG). But I thought Contract Doctor readers might find the article informative as you enter into contract negotiations with hospital systems.
The post can be found here: Is It Time to Rethink Physician Salary Models?