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Saturday, October 17, 2015

How Doctors Are Paid Now, And Why It Has to Change | Managed Care Magazine Online


"We need to move away from the piecemeal approach: how many visits you can generate, how many tests you can order," says Robert Doherty, ACP's senior vice president for governmental affairs and public policy, who has been well aware of the great frustration that's been building among primary care doctors over pay rates.

Without fundamental change in physicians' compensation structure, the ACP and a number of prominent analysts warn, the health care industry will see fewer and fewer primary care doctors joining the ranks even as alarms grow louder over a looming shortfall of primary care physicians.

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