Skillful Pilots Through Storms and Tempest —Different Issues to Consider in Physician Integration, as appeared in AHLA Connections

The following attorneys below co-wrote an article titled, "Skillful Pilots Through Storms and Tempest —Different Issues to Consider in Physician Integration."

Katherine Lofft is a Member of Firm in the Corporate Services and Health Care and Life Sciences practices in the Washington, DC, office. Purvi Maniar is a Member of Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Corporate Services practices, in the New York office.

Following is an excerpt:

In recent years, the healthcare provider community has again been experiencing an increasing trend towards integration. Myriad factors are driving the increased integration activity among providers: a desire to gain greater negotiating leverage with managed care
companies in an era of decreasing reimbursements, to enhance capital for investing in electronic health records and major medical equipment, to retain cross-practice referrals, to drive greater utilization of facilities and services, and to improve quality of care and lower costs.

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