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

American Journal of Managed Care
(February 12, 2024)

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 practice for hospital or corporate employment since 2019.

Read the full article on the American Journal of Managed Care 

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