Hospitals across the country are buying up the practices of independent doctors and making them employees. The hospitals lock in billions of dollars in revenue and referrals — and patients’ bills rise. First of three parts.
The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has a reputation for providing quality care and for saving money by keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital. The federal government is betting that other groups of doctors and hospitals can do this too.
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