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Advocacy Organization President: Private Practice Is Becoming a Niche

A new physician-led national advocacy organization seeks to empower independent medical practices during major consolidation among hospitals and payers. The American Independent Medical Practice Association (AIMPA) aims to level the playing field regarding reimbursement for independent practitioners and that of hospitals. AIMPA was launched in October of 2023 with approximately 4000 doctors and has since doubled its […]

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Dr. David Eagle: CMS Reimbursement Cuts Encourage Trend of Independent Physician Exodus

For independent doctors, 2024 began with a Medicare reimbursement pay cut of 3.4%, as legislation in both the House and Senate seeks to alleviate but not eradicate the reduction. Over the past 20 years, Medicare physician pay has plummeted by 26% when adjusted for inflation, while hospital reimbursement has surged by 70%, prompting over 100,000 doctors to abandon independent

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Could private equity be the future of private practice? A new lobbying group thinks so

Private equity gets a bad rap in health care. But some doctors see that kind of cash and consolidation as the only way for their practices to survive — and now, they’re taking that message to Washington. Lower pay, difficult negotiations with insurance companies, regulatory requirements from both government and commercial payers, expensive and inefficient IT

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