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

(January 16, 2024)

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 systems, and the challenge of competing against hospital systems have created a “cascade of problems that seem like they are almost insurmountable” for independent practices, said Paul Berggreen, a gastroenterologist at Arizona Digestive Health.

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About the American Independent Medical Practice Association

The American Independent Medical Practice Association is a physician-led national advocacy organization representing nearly 200 independent medical practices that provide quality, affordable health care for nearly 10 million patients.

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