Strategy and Leadership

Medical Staff Development Plans

Finding, recruiting, and ultimately retaining the right physicians for your hospital or health system is a complicated process – not to mention a significant economic investment. Given this, it is important to pursue the process with various strategic considerations in mind.

We can assist with your medical staff development planning in the following ways:

  • Create a medical staff development plan that provides an overall view of the physician needs in the community and at the hospital. This plan documents the community need and identifies physician recruitment priorities to fill this need.
  • Provide a physician workforce needs assessment, which targets an individual physician specialty and thoroughly researches and documents the community need for this particular specialty/subspecialty.

Due to the federal government’s scrutiny (e.g., Medicare Anti-Kickback statute, Stark, IRS Revenue Ruling 97-21 of physician-hospital recruitment arrangements), physician recruitment needs in your community must be objectively and appropriately documented. We have completed more than 200 studies in the last three years and have a proven track record of success helping hospitals establish recruitment plans that meet regulatory requirements. Our physician needs studies account for local market factors such as evaluating the market for Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Area, health status indicators, new care delivery models, allied professionals, demographic trends, and adjusting the physician supply to account for part-time practice and/or teaching/research activities.