On this episode of A&M Conversation With, Managing Director Dr. David Gruber sits down with Director Francis LaMorte to discuss the importance of primary care physicians in the emerging value-based reimbursement system.
Part III - Provider Survival Strategies: Sustainable Physician Behavior Change (Alignment)
During the past decade, there has been an acceleration in the “corporatization” of healthcare, with hospitals merging into ever-larger health systems, health systems acquiring physician practices, and payers privatizing (e.g., Anthem) and acquiring each other. As a result, many physicians have lost autonomy, feel disengaged, are less productive and generate less income.
In this article, we highlight the importance of primary care physicians in the emerging value-based reimbursement system. Prevention, proactive intervention and self-management are integral to reducing the chronic disease burden, inclusive of costs.