Choosing where to live and practice is one of the most important decisions a physician ever makes. But it doesn’t have to be the most difficult.
As the largest health system in East Tennessee, Covenant Health is a Top 100 Health System that is nationally recognized for clinical excellence. The health system includes ten hospitals, numerous outpatient facilities, and dozens of specialty centers with a service area spanning more than 20 counties in Tennessee.
The quality of life in beautiful East Tennessee, the financial advantages of practicing here, and the strengths of the Covenant Health system make that important decision easy.
Building a Successful Practice
A practice environment in which success comes quickly. Covenant Health strives to provide universal success for all physicians beginning or relocating their practices to our system through the unequalled access to patients that our system provides.
Access to patients
Physicians have access to more than 1 million patients through a wide range of plan types. In addition, Covenant Health facilities are included on provider lists of all major plans serving the area.
Good payor mix
An excellent payor mix is another factor in the success physicians have experienced in building their practices here. System-wide, Medicare covers approximately 52% of cases, commercial insurance covers 31%, and TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid) and self-pay cover 16% of gross charges.
Commercial reimbursement rates are at about the national average. Factoring in Tennessee’s relatively low malpractice insurance rates helps practice profitability significantly.
Strong referral base
Covenant Health has a consistent record of success in helping physicians start out on a strong footing, both through effective networking with our affiliated physicians and by helping introduce new practitioners to the community. The marketing and networking opportunities available within the Covenant Health system help physicians who locate here to build their practices very quickly.