In the News

Physicians News Network reports that less than a third of physicians (or 32.7 percent) worked in an independent private practice in 2016, according to the Physicians Foundation Survey of America's Physicians.

HFMA reports that recent CDC data found similar results to the Physicians Foundation 2016 Survey of America's Physicians, which found that 39 percent of primary care physicians either did not see Medicare patients (22.2 percent) or limited the number they saw (16.8 percent).

HuffPost reports that from the Physicians Foundation 2016 Survey of America's Physicians, only 20 percent were familiar with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Walker Ray, MD, and Tim Norbeck, president and CEO of the Physicians Foundation, respectively, reflect on the erosion of clinical autonomy and regulatory paperwork burdens, along with professional liability concerns, being the three biggest factors that physicians considered least satisfying about medical practice in this Forbes article.

HFMA reports about half of hospital-based physicians are not knowledgeable about MACRA, a slight improvement from the Physicians Foundation 2016 Survey of America's Physicians, which found that 56.3 percent of physicians were very or somewhat unfamiliar with MACRA.

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