A perfect storm may threaten the private practice model

Saver, Joel
May 2011
Medical Economics;5/10/2011, Vol. 88 Issue 9, p76
Trade Publication
In this article, the author discusses the trends in private physicians practices. He argues that physicians are working harder for less pay and others have experienced a 20% rejection rate from insurers on first-time preauthorization requests for drugs. He contends that patient demand had a negative impact on volume due to significant increases in out-of-pocket costs and a severe recession. It notes that young physicians who want to own a business a business are becoming hard.


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