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Doctor Shortage Worsens, Particularly In Southern States

December 29, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

There are 91 active primary care physicians per 100,000 population in the United States, but there needs to be more if Americans are going to get the right care, in the right place and at the right time, a group representing the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals says in a new report.

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CMS ends bonus program aimed at addressing pay disparity between doctors, specialists

November 27, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Many primary care practitioners will be a little poorer next year because of the expiration of a health law program that has been paying them a 10 percent bonus for caring for Medicare patients.

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Obamacare Has Given Doctors A Three Percent Pay Raise

October 4, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Primary care physicians got a three percent increase in reimbursement last year thanks largely to expansion of health benefits under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis indicates.

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How Primary-Care Physicians Are Handling the Influx of Newly Insured

September 19, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Before the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions for coverage expansion were implemented in January 2014, there were concerns that the primary-care delivery system would struggle amid increased demand for services from patients gaining coverage, many for the first time. It’s not hard to find anecdotal reports of problems, but a systematic survey of primary-care physicians […]

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Physicians paid very little to improve care

July 22, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Even in ACOs, incentive payments make up tiny fraction of compensation.

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Doctor Pay Eclipses $240,000 As Value-Based Model Boosts Primary Care

July 7, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Compensation of primary care physicians continues to outpace that of their specialist counterparts rising nearly 3.6% last year to $241,273, according to the 2015 provider compensation report from the Medical Group Management Association.

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In ACA’s Fifth Year, Doctors Warm To Obamacare

June 25, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Even as the Supreme Court weighs a challenge that could pull health insurance from millions of their patients, doctors are warming to life under the Affordable Care Act after five years, a new analysis indicates.

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Physicians say Obamacare contracts squeeze pay

November 8, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

In the new Affordable Care Act world of health care, contracts between physicians and insurers and hospitals have changed greatly.

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As Insurers Try to Limit Costs, Providers Hit Patients With More Separate Fees

November 1, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Challenged by insurers ratcheting down their payments, hospitals and medical groups are creating more fees and charges for patients to pay as part of the care they receive.

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As Insurers Try to Limit Costs, Providers Hit Patients With More Separate Fees

October 25, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

As insurers ratchet down payments to physicians and hospitals, providers are pushing back with a host of new charges.

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