• MEDICAL FRANCHISING: A PRACTICE MODEL FOR THE MILLENNIUM
  • July 2, 2018 | Author: Joel K. Goloskie
  • Law Firm: Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC - Johnston Office
  • Physician satisfaction is at a low-point, with one-third of family physicians and over half of certain specialists saying they would not choose to become doctors again if given a second chance.1 Shrinking reimbursements and a fifteen-minute patient encounter spent typing into the electronic medical record have turned the old-fashioned physician-patient relationship into a distant memory. Further, those practitioners who have sought relief from large, hospital based practices or accountable care organizations have often found themselves just as pressured by their new RVU compensation models, by quality metrics that often do not reflect the latest research, and by the ethical dilemmas present in systems where care-management eligibility is based upon the patient’s payment model.