LOPSIDED VALUE: Why cost may 'level the playing field' for independent, office-based physicians

August 2014
Medical Economics;8/10/2014, Vol. 91 Issue 15, p32
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The article looks into the role of costs in relation to independent primary care practices in the U.S. Topics include the effect of facility fees on the increasing costs of hospitals and health systems, a comparison of fees on services of outpatient facilities and independent physicians, and the conversion of freestanding offices to outpatient departments by hospitals. It also mentions the need to create standard fees for hospitals and private practices.


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