Episode 114: An Abundance of Options: A Survey of Current Alignment Trends for Physician Enterprises

Justin Chamblee presented this webinar for the American Health Law Association. He analyzes the current state of the healthcare industry and take an objective look at options for physicians/physician enterprises, assessing some of the positives and drawbacks from each and what it may mean for the future.

Episode Synopsis

In the not-too-distant past, the majority of physicians were in private practice. Then, the market experienced a shift wherein a number of physicians chose to be hospital affiliated, with either private practice or hospital affiliation seemingly being the only options. In recent years, the market has shifted again.  Private equity money has created options for physicians that have not existed in the past, entities like VillageMD and Privia Health are rapidly developing employment models providing additional options, and health systems are assessing the financial viability of maintaining their physician enterprises in the legacy state, looking for future potential alternatives.

Learning Objectives

  1. Survey the evolution of alignment options for physicians/physician enterprises over the past several decades.
  2. Dive deep into the current market, looking at current alignment trends and the positives/drawbacks from each.
  3. Ponder what the current alignment options may mean for the future of the healthcare industry.


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