Three committees formed by physicians in the group, drive organizational change and influence how our clinicians experience their practice of medicine. These committees have a close relationship with Conviva Care Solutions’ Chief Medical Officer, who oversees support at the physical clinical locations.

  • Peer Review

    Evaluate and review clinical performance and health outcomes
  • Benefits & Compensation

    Compensation, incentives, 401k, health insurance, malpractice insurance, PTO, etc.
  • Quality

    HEDIS scores, clinical documentation and education, best practices for disease pathways, and practice guidelines
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How does Conviva Physician Group compare to other models in the industry?

Private Practice Employment Conviva Physician Group
Clinical Autonomy Private Practice:Full clinical autonomy Employment:Limited influence in decision-making, less control over work and their schedules1. Practice directives may be implemented by non-physician policy makers Conviva Physician Group:Retain clinical autonomy, but contribute to and utilize best practices as determined for course of care
Impact on best practices Private Practice:Complete independence in the practice of medicine Employment:Layers of leadership may exist between physicians and policy makers Conviva Physician Group:Contribute through direct line of communication to decision-making committee of physicians
Staffing Private Practice:Limited staff, but staffed independently.Deal with the business of running a practice3 Employment:Less involvement in management of practice, and staffing decisions1.Physicians address staffing through management or HR channels Conviva Physician Group:Staffing is assigned at each location by Conviva Care Solutions, physician can address staffing through committee representation
Management Private Practice:A physician is the manager and often hires an office manager to assist Employment:Lack of a collaborative relationship with management. More than half of physicians disagree with their organization about patient care issues, workplace policy and deadlines1 Conviva Physician Group:Physicians are treated more like a partner than an employee. Managed by committees of physicians in conjunction with Conviva Care Solutions
Patient Services (i.e. Specialists, Transportation, Tests and Labs) Private Practice:Typically referred out, not available in-house Employment:Income from ancillary services goes to the hospital or practice and does not go to the prescribing physician1 Conviva Physician Group:Physicians’ benefits from a shared savings model when patient services are utilized to appropriately care for a patient’s needs
Data and Analytics Private Practice:Limited Employment:Available, and used to implement practice standards Conviva Physician Group:Available to support decisions on clinical outcomes
Utilization and Scoring Private Practice:Self-applied Employment:A large portion of a physician's income is determined by patient quota and productivity measurements2 Conviva Physician Group:Examined through the eyes of a physician, always putting patient outcomes first
Compensation & Benefits Private Practice:Directly dependent on patient volume and market conditions Employment:Salaries directly dependent on patient quota1 Conviva Physician Group:Say in compensation structure and benefits through committee of physicians
Equity Private Practice:Ownership of practice Employment:None Conviva Physician Group:Vested interest
Work-life Balance Private Practice:Always on call, and overworked3 Employment:Have to take off-duty calls on an unpredictable basis2 Conviva Physician Group:Flexible work schedule, paid vacations, income security, benefits, and less frequent call duties due to large pool of physicians1


1) Employed vs Self-employed Physicians: Who's Happier? These Are the Tradeoffs, June 6, 2016,

2) Physicians Employed by Hospitals, January 1, 2018,

3) Private Practice--Down but Far From Out, November 1, 2017,