Article: Medical-legal partnership services led to an increase in physician satisfaction

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By Robert Pettignano, Sylvia Caley, & Susan McLaren Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

This article in the Journal of Healthcare Management examines the role the medical-legal partnership at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta played in increasing reimbursements, reducing costs, and improving access to care for patients with low socioeconomic status. Over a four-year period, the MLP secured Medicaid payments for services that would otherwise be unreimbursed.  MLP services also led to an increase in physician satisfaction and saved hospital employers $10,000 annually in continuing education costs.