Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI)

    The Physicians Advocacy Institute’s mission is to advance fair and transparent payment policies and contractual practices by payers and others in order to sustain the profession of medicine for the benefit of patients. MSNJ’s CEO, Lawrence Downs, is a member of PAI’s Physicians Advocacy Liaison Committee.

    Medical Audit Toolkit

    The Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have published a Toolkit for Physicians Facing Medical Audits. Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) has partnered with PAI and ACEP to disseminate this Toolkit, which provides valuable resources for physicians.

    Additional Medical Audit Resources

    Report Reveals Increased Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices
    The Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI), of which MSNJ is a founding member, released a new study "Physician Practice Acquisition Study: National and Regional Employment Changes" on the rate of acquisitions of physician practices by hospitals and health systems between 2012 and 2015. The report shows a significant nationwide increase in the number of physicians leaving private practice and entering into employment arrangements with hospitals and health systems. Of note:

    • The number of practices owned by hospitals and health systems rose nearly 90%;
    • 38% of physicians were employed by hospital or health systems, up from one in four in 2012.

    Read the Press Release, study and news coverage.

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