hospital employment

Hospital ownership of physician practices on the rise
Hospital ownership of physician practices on the riseThe number of physician practices owned by hospitals has increased 86% over the past 4 years, which also resulted in a 50% rise in the number of physicians employed by hospitals, according to a recent study.
Nurse pay rates grew in 2014 more than other hospital employeesWith the exception of executives, nurses saw higher pay increase than other hospital employees, according to a new report.
Physicians feeling over-worked, abandoning independent practiceA new workforce survey shows physicians are feeling over-extended and shifting toward hospital employment .
Small primary care practices have fewer preventable hospital admissions, study findsWhile changes in healthcare push small, independent primary care practices toward consolidation and hospital ownership, a new study shows that those practices have fewer preventable hospital admissions.
How to survive in independent practiceDespite a healthcare environment that’s pushing physicians toward employment, many doctors still value their autonomy, and are exploring strategies to preserve their independence in the face of increasing burdens and financial difficulty.
Hospital facility fees: Why cost may give independent physicians an edgeAs calls from government and private payers intensify for hospitals to trim costs and become more transparent in their pricing, some experts believe the pendulum may swing to favor providers delivering quality care at the best price.
Moonlighting: Physicians expand income, experience by taking on secondary employmentA Medical Economics survey found nearly one-third of physicians earn a secondary income. Here's why more physicians are taking jobs outside of their practice.
A travel nurse’s challenge: Transitioning back to permanent employmentThere are many reasons a travel nurse might decide to leave life on the road. But here’s what you should consider before heading back to permanent employment.
MGMA physician salary survey shows bounce in recruitment efforts, pay disparityPrimary care physicians at hospital-owned practices earn more than their counterparts at physician-owned practices, but neither earn nearly as much as healthcare executives, two recent surveys reveal.
Negotiating hospital contracts: What physicians need to know before signingPhysician employment contracts with hospitals or healthcare systems can be unpredictable. Physician must look closely at compensation, impacts of new payment models, termination clauses, and restrictive covenants.