Talk to almost any primary care physician these days and what you’ll hear should frighten you. Many PCPs are actively looking for ways to get out of primary care, and there’s no one to replace them because medical students don’t want to go into primary care. One well-known reason for this is that PCPs are being forced to spend more time dealing with the administrative burdens of dysfunctional EHRs, measurement programs, and health plan rules than taking care of patients.
But there’s another reason that nobody is talking about, and it may be an even bigger threat to the future of primary care.
The Hidden Flaw in “Value-Based Payment” Programs ….. (click to read entire article)
Improving Healthcare Quality and Reforming Healthcare Payment Systems