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Message from the President: Tenet Wants Emergency Physicians to Subsidize the Rest of the Hospital

Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Tenet Health, one of the largest hospital networks in the country with 49 hospitals, recently put contracts out for bid for 11 of its hospitals in California, to replace their emergency medicine, anesthesiology, and hospitalist groups. Currently, most of the hospitalist contracts and some of the anesthesiology contracts require a subsidy from Tenet, while most of the emergency medicine contracts generate significant professional fees to their groups. I’ve been told by some of the groups involved that Tenet made it clear to the large contract management groups (CMGs) it is soliciting that it is looking for a no-subsidy contract for all 33 contracts (at the 11 hospitals) ...

Read the full article on the AAEM blog.