More physicians leaving Private Practice

A trend we have noticed with decreasing reimbursements, increasing costs and need for higher patient volumes our area was confirmed by a new report published recently by Accenture: http://www.accenture.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/PDF/Accenture-Clinical-Transformation-New-Business-Models-for-a-New-Era-in-Healthcare.pdf According to the report, by the end of 2013 the market will consist of only 36% independent physicians – down from 57% in 2000. The reasons? Expense of running a business (87 %) Managed care (61 %) Increasing number of paitents needed (39%) The report also highlighted changing trends with one in three physicians reported to be seeking to move to subscription-based care such as concierge services and direct-pay models. Subscription
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