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To unify or not to unify your medical staffs

As more hospitals merge into larger health systems, these systems will have to decide whether to maintain a separate medical staff at each hospital or to merge medical staffs—partially or fully. CMS announced in 2014 that medical staffs in the same health system functioning under a single-system governing body could unify and consolidate. This left hospitals and their medical staffs to decide if they should do so.

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