Consider Super Groups to Compete with Hospitals

Looking for a way to operate as an independent practice, while having the cost effective luxuries of being in a large practice system or facility? Become a physician “super group.” Now that accountable care organizations are becoming a popular practice model in today’s valued-based healthcare environment, forming a super group is a good option to help decrease costs.

According to Physicians Practice article, “Forming a Medical Practice ‘Super Group,’” you need two elements to form a physician super group:

The structure is not a complicated one but it does require two major ingredients. First, the practices coming together must have similar practice philosophies and be willing to adhere to a common governance structure, and second, the practices must use an appropriate legal structure for creating the new entity. The key to ensuring that you are coming together to benefit your patients is using a unified technology platform — that is, all of the practices should be on the same EHR system in order to allow for clinical integration and the ability to consistently monitor clinical performance.

For more information on how a super group works and how to get started, go to Physicians Practice website.

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Executive Editor at AAPC
Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over seven years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. Dick has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.
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Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over seven years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. Dick has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.

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