Practical Strategies for Engaging Physicians in Medical Staff Models

During thistopic of current interest, led by Mr. Pavarini and Dr. Cohn, participants will learn:

  • Medical staff models for independent and employed physicians
  • Engaging physicians to work as partners rather than as competitors
  • Implications for US healthcare following the legal/political developments of 2012

Mr. Peter Pavarini

Peter PavariniPeter Pavarini is a partner in the global law firm of Squire Sanders (US) LLP.  Mr. Pavarini serves as Co-Chair of his firm’s Health Reform Task Force which has overseen a multi-disciplinary response to the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act of 2010.  He focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals and other health care providers in a wide range of strategic, regulatory and transactional matters, particularly physician alignment models and the development of clinically integrated provider organizations.  Mr. Pavarini serves on the board of directors of the American Health Lawyers Association and will serve as AHLA’s president from 2014-15.  Mr. Pavarini is a member of the faculty for the American College of Healthcare Executives and a frequent speaker/ author on the transformation of the U.S. health care system. He recently served as an executive editor and author of AHLA’s ACO Handbook: A Guide to Accountable Care Organizations.

Dr. Kenneth Cohn

Dr Kenneth Cohn

To the best of his knowledge, Dr. Cohn is the only practicing general surgeon/MBA in the US who speaks, consults, writes, and teaches about physician-hospital relations. Using real-life stories from his work in 42 states, he demonstrates ways that collaboration improves retention and clinical and financial outcomes.  His four books, Better Communication for Better Care, Collaborate for Success, The Business of Healthcare, and Getting It Done, have sold over 5,000 copies.   Dr. Cohn has been mentoring physicians in leadership development over a decade, finding that they enjoy learning from a fellow practicing physician.


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