7 Questions From Physicians Hospitals Should be Ready to Answer

When hiring physicians, hospitals should be pro-active by answering their questions to show they've spent time thinking about how to ensure candidates' success, according to a blog post from Select International.

Blog author Bryan Warren said he recommends physicians ask hospitals the following questions during an interview. This information is also beneficial to hospitals since it can help them anticipate and answer these points ahead of time.

1. What is the hospital's physician employment strategy? Is it aiming to fill a community need or is it moving aggressively toward a largely-employed medical staff?

2. Who will manage the practice? Hospitals might assume that running a specialty practice is similar to primary care, but it's not, according to the blog.

3. Can the CMO or another hospital official arrange a meeting with an independent physician to see how he or she perceives employed physicians? As an employed physician, will I be accepted as a colleague or shut out?

4. What's the primary care network structure — employed or independent?

5. What's the plan for new payment and integrated delivery models, such as bundled payments and accountable care organizations?

6. Can I speak to someone on the current medical staff about the hospital's operating room? Will the OR be able to handle my additional surgical case volume?

7. What's the administrative structure for this specialty? Is there a service line administrator with whom I can discuss long-term plans and challenges?

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