Health-Pro Realty Group Healthcare Outlook
Health-Pro Realty Group principal Charles Feitel monitors the unpredictable trend of healthcare regulation affecting our industry. He reports that the rush for physicians to join healthcare systems as a survival tactic has curtailed somewhat. What started as large corporations gobbling up private practices has reversed into private practices teaming up with each other. For instance, The Chesapeake Urology Group is 54 physicians strong (that means patient power). This consolidation allows physicians to maintain their autonomy while holding the power to negotiate more strongly with insurance providers. Banding together results in leverage. For the consumer, these super groups are a win-win, providing analternative to the corporate, institutionalized healthcare, as well as providing an alternative for physicians when the Affordable Healthcare Act becomes a reality in 2014.