Hospital and Oncology Physician Alignment
The United States cancer care ecosystem has been significantly disrupted by COVID-19, producing financial hardship and an uncertain future for many cancer centers and physician practices. In this environment, opportunities are emerging as independent oncologists seek new partners to secure longer-term financial stability or avoid more immediate service rationalization and downsizing. While hospitals may be reluctant to pursue these partnerships in a pandemic, medical oncology alignment represents a singular, and perhaps fleeting, opportunity to capture market advantage and materially improve the financial position of a health system.
In this report we highlight the imperatives for oncology partnership, and proven strategies for successful transaction and integration.