ScienceDaily September 2, 2022

Changes in patient volume, billing after private equity firms acquire physician practices

Date:
September 2, 2022
Source:
Oregon Health & Science University
Summary:
New research reveals private equity firms that acquire physician-owned medical practices appear to be imposing measures to squeeze out more profits. It’s not clear whether these practices hurt clinical outcomes for patients. However, the findings raise concerning parallels with the rapid growth of private equity acquisition of nursing homes and hospital systems.

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New research reveals private equity firms that acquire physician-owned medical practices appear to be imposing measures to squeeze out more profits.

After they were acquired by private equity firms, the clinics saw more patients and billed more for visits...

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Topics: Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions / JV, Patient / Consumer, Physician, Provider, Survey / Study, Trends
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