Hospital-based physicians, physician employment, and other physician services, continue to be a source of much discussion in today’s healthcare news. As the debate and experimentation ensues, physician and medical staff rights, responsibilities, and medical necessity require second guessing. This has increasingly become evident with the rise of litigation and defensive medicine. However, there is now a more accelerated development, given the need for hospital and physician integration for the provision of a miriad of physician services.
This article by Amy Lynn Sorrel with Amednews lightly touches upon a few aspects of this new and ongoing discussion.