Medicine may seem an unlikely occupation to be represented by the union movement. But under the pressures of managed care, some doctors are thinking of themselves as “labor”–and acting accordingly.
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Doctors who sell to practice management companies like Florida’s Sheridan HealthCorp. are spared some of the uncertainties of today’s harried medicine. They also miss some of its satisfactions.
A managed care consultant offers a personal view: To protect their clinical autonomy, doctors should form their own statewide HMOs.
Simple, production-based formulas for paying doctors won’t help an HMO or medical group thrive in today’s capitated world, says a physician recruiter. Instead, you need a “physician incentive program.”
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