Reviving your worn-out comanagement arrangement

A recent article by ECG Management Consultants reviews ways to revive retired comanagement arrangements. 

 Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on ECG's website

Comanagement arrangements have been with us for a long time, and their popularity as a hospital-physician alignment tactic intensified early this decade. Many organizations saw comanagement as a way to quickly improve the overall performance of certain service lines and be ready to perform better under bundled care and other value-based payment arrangements. For most, mission accomplished; quality has improved, patient satisfaction scores are better, and costs are better managed.

For others, there was often improvement for a couple years but the effort required to continue beyond the initial low-hanging fruit just wasn’t there. Sometimes the payouts to physicians became an expectation even without the hoped for improvements in service line performance. So, what do we do now?

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