Inside DoctorsManagement: Message from the President
Volume 1, Issue 2
The Future of Primary Care Medicine: “Your Place In The New World”
Primary care providers are faced with a new demand: hos-pitals wanting to hire or acquire their private practices to bring them in-house as full-time em-ployees to work alongside with specialists. This measure is being done because there are significant rewards that will be provided under the new law to teams of doctors who are able to provide a higher quality of care at a lower cost. Hospitals recognize the importance of primary care providers and are working diligently to bring these providers in-house.
The other big trend popping up are Accountable Care Organi-zations (ACO). These organiza-tions will play a significant role under the new health reform law. Just as in the 90s, primary care physicians are going to act as the gatekeeper to control referrals and the ordering of expensive medical tests. How-ever, the goal of an ACO is so much more!