We provide physicians with critical resources to help them understand the impact of healthcare reform and legislative changes.
- The Physicians Foundation Biennial 2017 Patient Survey
- Debunking Myths: Physicians' Incomes Are Too High and They Are the Cause of Rising Health Care Costs
- The Physicians Foundation Calls for CMS to Recognize the Impact Of Poverty And Other Determinants on Health
- Video: About the Physicians Foundation
The Physicians Foundation Biennial 2017 Patient Survey
A new patient survey of more than 1,700 U.S. adults found that 95 percent are currently satisfied with their primary care physician, but only 11 percent feel they have enough time with their physicians. That time is crucial to many consumers who have an even bigger concern—cost. Eighty nine percent are fearful that the rising cost of healthcare will adversely impact them in the future. Specifically, over half (56 percent) of patients say the cost of prescription drugs and pharmaceuticals directly contributes to rising healthcare costs.
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Debunking Myths: Physicians' Incomes Are Too High and They Are the Cause of Rising Health Care Costs
Walker Ray, MD, President of the Physicians Foundation, and Tim Norbeck, CEO of the Physicians Foundation, debunk two myths in the discussion of health care costs in America: that physicians' incomes are too high and that they are the cause of rising health care costs.
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The Physicians Foundation Calls for CMS to Recognize the Impact Of Poverty And Other Determinants on Health
The Physicians Foundation recently submitted a response to the CMS informal request for information and called for CMS to focus on a broader notion of health, rather than just treating and managing illness, to enable quality care at reduced costs with improved outcomes. The Foundation’s recommendations center on the need to account for poverty and other determinants of health as central to CMMI’s “new direction.”
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Video: About the Physicians Foundation
Learn more about how the Physicians Foundation is empowering physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare. The Foundation focuses on awarding grants, conducting surveys, and creating important tools and resources.
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