In it, we review the transition of hospitals from "revenue" to risk-bearing "cost" centers and speculate on how physicians are likely to react. While perceptive Disease Management Care Blog readers may ask about the recent spate of physician practice purchases by hospitals as well as the looming specter of "accountable care organizations," Vince and the DMCB have eight reasons why hospital-physician marriages have a lot more Schwarzenegger and a lot less steadfastness than generally appreciated.
Is the DMCB's prognostications full of hot air? A flight of fancy? Wishful thinking? Read for yourself and decide. Comments remain always welcome.