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Brian Hazen, MD, medical director of the Inova Fairfax Hospitalist Group in Falls Church, Va., was given permission early last year to grow his group from 19 hospitalists to 25. But being able to add staff—as much of a victory as that is in the face of the most severe and prolonged economic downturn since the Great Depression—is just the first step in negotiations.
What schedule will the hospitalists work? How will health benefits be structured? How will quality goals (and their ensuing achievements or failures) be measured? And, of course, the sticking point in employer-employee standoffs in every field: What will they be paid?