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Unformatted text preview: spet because it will enhance their bottom line. A second reason for the decline is that independent physicians have seen their income decline. One reason for that is that Medicaid is working under a reimbursement method and these reimbursement rates have remained stagnant, even as practice costs have risen. Also keeping up with medical guidelines have become a challenging task for small group or independent physicians. One last reason is women in medicine, have affected independent practice. Many women physicians, and increasingly men entering practice, prefer the relative financial security and the shorter hours that come with a salaried position in a large organization. Stephen L. Isaacs, J.D., Paul S. Jellinek, Ph.D., and Walker L. Ray, M.D. The independent Physician going, going 2009 The New England Journal Of Medicine. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/7/655...
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2009 for the course HEALTH SYS 1501 taught by Professor Sweeney during the Spring '09 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '09