Physician Staffing Services – They Are Bad For Patients

In visiting Anesthesiology News recently I saw this banner ad looking to hire anesthesiologists for the physician staffing service, Envision Physician Services.

This physician staffing service has significant downsides for patients. It is a venture capital owned employment agency*. Hospitals sign contracts with Envision Physician Services and then Envision goes out and signs up employee physicians as subcontractors. The physician are effectively employees and have no say in the billing practices of Envision.

 *the private-equity giant KKR spent $9.9 billion to acquire Envision Healthcare. See Doctor Patient Unity – A Special Interest Front Group Funded By TeamHealth And Envision Health
Posted on November 1, 2019 by Tom Wade MD


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