American Association for Physician Leadership


Consolidation of hospitals is happening throughout the United States. Are these bigger systems bringing consistently high value?

September 10, 2023

In this article the authors identify five keys to ensuring that companies build an efficient, effective culture around costs that works in both good times and bad.

As value-based care continues to gain traction, physician leaders are playing an ever-increasing role in the financial success of their health systems.

Until recently, the business management of a medical practice was not included as part of medical education or residency. Most medical schools still do not provide a course in financial accounting.

In recent decades, Medicare reimbursement rates have continued to fall behind general inflation rates while the number of beneficiaries has continued to rise. To compensate for lagging Medicare and Medicaid rates, cost shifts have increased the finan...

June 1, 2023

Pay equity is more than just a competitive tool in a red-hot labor market. It’s an opportunity to foster innovation, drive employee engagement, minimize turnover, maintain (or improve) brand reputation, and attract investors. To help employers unders...

May 31, 2023

This podcast interview sets the stage for giving physicians the history and elements of business know-how to succeed as an employed physician. It offers an important briefing on trends in employment for physicians by an accomplished official.

April 27, 2023

With interest rates rising in real terms, the value of growth strategies has declined. Managers need to look carefully at where they allocate capital, focusing more on investing in productivity. Nor should they treat strategy-making as a periodic exe...

Physician leaders have an essential role in successfully implementing margin expansion leverage strategies. By the very nature of their unique position within their practice, physician leaders must wear two hats: that of a revenue-producing provider ...

March 7, 2023

Whether on retailers’ own platforms or through third-party price tracking services, today’s consumers often have access to detailed information regarding changes in a product’s price over time. But how does this visibility influence their purchasing ...

February 23, 2023

What causes inflation? There is no one answer, but like so much of macroeconomics it comes down to a mix of output, money, and expectations.

Based on the economic factors described in this article, there are several key topics to know and monitor as 2023 begins.

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For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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