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Partnership status: An alternative approach to medical group ownership

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Strategic Planning

Recruitment & Hiring

Cost-Allocation-ExampleTraditional, privately owned medical groups may struggle to transition an employed physician to an owner-physician for many reasons.
Generally these involve:

  • Financial maturity of the physician’s clinical practice to a level that can support sharing practice overhead and support a market-competitive salary and bonus structure, as well as the “buy-in” cost of an ownership share
  • The physician’s “fit” with the practice culture and working relationships with others
  • Development of the physician’s business acumen and ability to contribute meaningfully to administrative decisions.

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Robert L. Chiffelle
Robert L. Chiffelle
Principal HSC Management Phoenix, Ariz.