Structuring contractual joint ventures

July 2007 Physician's News Digest

With many ancillary services being provided by physician-owned outpatient centers, hospitals are looking for ways to retain their physicians and lucrative ancillary services. Hospitals are seeking joint ventures with key physician practices to offer the most comprehensive collection of services. Likewise, physical therapy providers join with physical medicine and orthopedic group practices to best serve their patients. How is this movement changing their business models?