Jaan Sidorov and Vince Kuraitis
First posted 7/7/11 on eCareManagement Blog
This is the 2nd installment in a series on the Strategic Realignment among Physicians, Hospitals and Payers
In our introductory posting, we suggested that a huge shift is underway in the health care industry. Decades of hospital-physician cooperation are not only eroding, we suggest this trend could accelerate. Instead of a natural clinical and economic affinity with hospitals, we foresee the potential for physicians forming a new dyad with insurer-buyers.
In this post, we will examine what we and many other commentators view as inevitable: the demise of volume-based payment systems and how the drive for greater value will cause physicians and insurers re-examine their normally antagonistic relationship.