The Physician as Manager

The Physician as Manager

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medical-legal affairs, automated systems, and THE PHYSICIAN AS MANAGER OFFERS public relations. PHYSICIANS AND OTHER HEALTH PRO In the past, physicians relied on their clini FESSIONALS A PRACTICAL GUIDE cal competence and professional reputation to BOOK TO UNDERSTAND THE ECO NOMIC AND MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS build and maintain their practices. Although RELEV ANT TO MEDICAL PRACTICE. these attributes are still necessary, other issues such as accessibility, quality assurance, cost The changing patterns of medical practice have containment, and health maintenance are grow brought with them the need for physicians to ing in importance. Although many traditional have a basic understanding of management ists in medicine resist the pressure to become principles and their applications to medical competitive, physicians and other health pro practice and the health care field. As insurance fessionals now have the opportunity to design companies, health maintenance organizations, an innovative health care system. Industry and government agencies, and industry become ma government want to join forces with the medi jor influences on the delivery and financing of cal field to resolve the problem of unprece medical care, the once exclusive doctor-patient dented rising health care costs. If physicians are relationship is being modified by contractual to function at an executive level, they will need agreements with third-party payers. Physicians to expand their professional competency to in are no 10l!ger the sole authority in their field.Some attorneys may not draw this until the corporation has been in existence for six months or a year, but it is a cost that will occur eventually. The cost ... A prototype or master plan is one which has been designed, generally by a bank, mutual fund, or insurance company, for the use of its clients. In nearly ... The retainer for one year may range from $250 to $750. ... The agreement does as much or more than the charter and bylaws in creating the impression that the corporation and theanbsp;...

Title:The Physician as Manager
Author:John J. Aluise
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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