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Medical offices seek security in aligning with doctor networks

The News & Observer, April 27, 2012

More and more medical offices are aligning with hospitals in hopes of gaining security amid the uncertainty of healthcare reform. Some doctors see the move as a way to get higher reimbursement rates from insurance companies, and they welcome the help networks provide for office duties such as billing. Hospitals benefit from the relationship, too, because the network doctors send new patients their way.