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Fighting back, part 2: The quest for independence
Fighting back, part 2: The quest for independenceThe fight against the pressures facing independent primary care practices can take many forms. For some, it has meant joining forces with other practices to attain the benefits that come with size without sacrificing their day-to-day autonomy. Others are taking a different route—minimizing the bureaucratic obstacles to practicing medicine by adopting direct pay practice models.
Fighting back, part 1: Overcoming the challenges of independent practice
Fighting back, part 1: Overcoming the challenges of independent practiceOwning a primary care practice has rarely—if ever—been more challenging than it is today. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this and the following issue of Medical Economics, we present physicians and practices that are beating the odds by fighting back. They are overcoming the obstacles to success and practicing medicine the way they want to. We hope their examples inspire you to fight back too.
Choosing independence: Tips on moving to private practiceFor employed physicians seeking more autonomy and control over their careers, moving towards independent practice can be a viable option
IPAs: Joining forces to retain independenceIf you want to retain your independence while finding some shelter from the storm of regulatory challenges and cost increases facing primary care physicians today, joining an independent physician association (IPA) may be an option to consider.
Reimbursement, operational costs threaten independent physicians to sell practicesThough 73% of physicians say they prefer to keep their practices independent, 44% say they will likely sell their practices in the next 10 years.
How to survive in independent practiceDespite a healthcare environment that’s pushing physicians toward employment, many doctors still value their autonomy, and are exploring strategies to preserve their independence in the face of increasing burdens and financial difficulty.
Collaboration is the key to small practice survivialIs banding together with other medical practices to create an independent practice association the right choice for you?