Georgia hospital pulls physicians, funding from joint venture

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After University Hospital ends its participation, the doctors group will become totally independent..

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Mr. Carlson said the objective of transitioning to a totally independent organization is to remain financially strong while maintaining the very same services..

University Hospital alerted University Physicians Associates that it will remove its doctors and stop moneying for University Health Link, the jointly owned physician-hospital company that has about 30 managed care contracts.

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

When University Hospital withdraws Dec. 31, University Physicians Associates will take over the Health Link functions of contracting, credentialing and provider relations.

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University Physicians Associates Chair Chris Carlson composed in a letter to its members that the medical facility made the decision because it is facing a significant monetary pressure due to COVID-19..

Mentioning financial pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., prepares to withdraw from its joint venture with a 400-member physician group, according to a letter gotten by local news station WJBF.