Co-Management Is a Hot New Trend in Physician Ventures, But Beware Stark RisksApril 4, 2011 – In The News
More and more hospitals are looking into co-management agreements, which allow them to pay physicians to run a department and improve its quality and efficiency. Co-management opens a new door to physician-hospital alignment, but hospitals entering into these arrangements need to navigate a fraud-and-abuse minefield.
“Co-management agreements are a hot venture,” says Pittsburgh attorney Bill Maruca, with Fox Rothschild. “Physicians are happy with co-management agreements because they don’t have to sell their souls and become employees. They can remain independent but get their expertise reimbursed."
This news was also appeared on Fierce Health Finance.com.