• Greater scrutiny is ahead for physicians' noncompete agreements

    13 days ago - By Healio

    The rate of hospital and health care organization acquisition of medical practices has increased rapidly during the past decade. New ownership models, including private equity management, have increased the number of employed physicians.
    The most recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons census data showed that in 2018, more than 57% of orthopedic surgeons worked full-time in some form of private practice. However, this number has been changing. According to a study by the Physicians Advocacy Institute, 52.1% of all physicians were hospital-employed by January 2022, which represented an
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