|[October 14, 2013]
MDS Consulting's CEO Discusses New Opportunities for Independent Practice Associations in the Changing Healthcare Marketplace
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
Phil Dalton, president and CEO of MDS
Consulting, shared his thoughts regarding new opportunities for
independent practice associations in an era of clinical integration and
population health management at the Hospital & Physician Leadership
Summit held October 13-15 in Scottsdale, AZ. The event was attended by
healthcare and physician executives from around the country who gathered
to explore strategies for successful hospital/physician relationships in
the changing healthcare environment.
"While many physicians are seeking employment in medical groups,
hospitals and health plans, there are still a great many physicians who
are committed to maintaining their independence," Dalton told conference
attendees. "For those physicians IPAs (independent practice
associations) can provide the structure and means for participating in
ACO models and driving value-based care coordination." His presentation
then went on to discuss the role of IPAs in supporting risk-bearing
arrangements, ACO development, population health management and shared
Sharing the podium with Dalton was Douglas Allen, M.D., vice president
of integration at Davita Healthcare Partners. Just two weeks before Dr.
Allen had been one of the speakers at MDS Consulting's 8th
annual Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference in Las Vegas.
Dalton brought to his presentation more than 25 years of experience in
healthcare strategy, policy, planning and business development. Over
that time Dalton has worked with hundreds of healthcare organizations
and is today one of the industry's best-known thought leaders and
sought-after speakers regarding physician/hospital integration and
evolving healthcare business models.
MDS Consulting is a national healthcare consulting firm that helps
hospitals, medical groups, health systems and other healthcare
organizations achieve their goals for development, growth and
profitability. The MDS team of executive-level professionals provides
individualized solutions and creative insights in such areas as
physician/hospital alignment, medical group management, health
reform/accountable care, financial assessments, hospital/healthcare
strategic planning and implementation, and regulatory compliance.
Further information may be obtained at www.mdsconsulting.com.
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