We appreciate The Physicians Foundation organization and Merritt Hawkins, both highly credible and recognizable programs. Together, these two programs brought light to the perspectives of tens of thousands of physicians across the United States with the “2016 Survey of America’s Physicians.” After reading this excerpt, you will see that you are not alone!
Our country will see a 90,400 deficit in our amount of doctors by the year 2025. Regulations (such as Meaningful use and PQRS) and EHRs are depriving physicians from providing quality of care. Doctors are spending as much time and if not more time away from their patients than with their patients. Furthermore, there is an increased risk of losing revenue. These beleaguering circumstances are scarring doctors away and it only gets worse. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will take effect in the year 2019! By this year, almost every doctor across the country will start to see a 4% increase/decrease in reimbursement. By the year 2022, their will be a 9% increase/decrease. Surprisingly, there are less than 20% of physicians who are familiar with MACRA!
Here are what the doctors are saying, these are key findings from “2016 Survey of America’s Physicians.”
- “48% of physicians plan to cut-back on hours, retire…”
- “72% indicate that external factors such as third party authorizations significantly detract from the quality of care..”
- “60% of physicians say electronic health records (EHRs) have detracted them from patient interaction.”
- “80% of physicians are overextended or at capacity…”
- “27% do not see Medicare patients, or limit the number they see.”
How are we going to prevent you from succumbing to these circumstances?
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Bank AJ, Obetz C, Konrardy A, et al. Impact of scribes on patient interaction, productivity, and revenue in a cardiology clinic: a prospective study. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR. 2013;5:399-406. doi:10.2147/CEOR.S49010.