Nearly Half of all Physicians Believe Medicare Reimbursements Will Decrease, Further Taxing the Overstressed System
2/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
Nearly Half of all Physicians Believe Medicare Reimbursements Will Decrease, Further Taxing the Overstressed SystemALPHARETTA, GA February 28, 2012 - A survey of nearly 1,600 physicians conducted by LocumTenens.com revealed that more than 43 percent of respondents said they believed Medicare reimbursements will go down in the future, compared to four percent that thought they would go up.
Physicians were asked to provide quantitative data about the number of Medicare patients they see, their reimbursement rates, and the profitability of their Medicare case loads. They also provided write-in answers regarding their opinions about Medicare reform and the future of Medicare. The results of the survey are published in a new ebook in LocumTenens.com's Vox Medici series, entitled, "Speaking out about Medicare."
"With 10,000 Baby Boomers becoming eligible for Medicare every day, we felt it was important to shed light on physicians' perceptions about the program," Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens.com, said. "While the general feeling was fairly negative, respondents also provided numerous suggestions for making Medicare better. The healthcare community will gain a lot of insight from reading this ebook."
The entire ebook is available online at: www.locumtenens.com/medicare-ebookAbout LocumTenens.com
Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service locum tenens staffing agency specializing in emergency medicine, primary care, ob/gyn, anesthesiology, psychiatry, radiology, urology, gastroenterology and most surgical subspecialties. We place physicians, CRNAs, NPs and PAs with U.S. hospitals, medical groups and community health centers across the nation. LocumTenens.com operates the largest internet job board for the industry with direct access to thousands of jobs - in all specialties - posted directly by facilities and agencies nationwide. LocumTenens.com is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit www.locumtenens.com.