- November 25th 2011
Some doctors at a Detroit-area hospital will start being paid for advice on how to improve patient safety and satisfaction, as well as care quality and efficiency.
St. John Macomb-Oakland-Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Mich., in January signed a two-year management services agreement with the new Oakland Physician Professional Management Group. More than 50 physicians, out of the several hundred on the medical staff, are part of this group.
Most are in private practice, and both specialists and primary care physicians are included. Those participating will be paid for their time working on various projects. The hospital sees the agreement as a means of achieving greater alignment with physicians, as well as meeting various quality and outcome goals, such as reducing bedsores and falls.
"This is just another way to work with our physicians and to engage our medical staff," said Terry Hamilton, senior vice president of operations with St. John Providence Health Sys [Read more]