Obama says primary care is a top priority for the administration, but 36% of physicians lose money every time they see a Medicare patient. Now Medicare will cut reimbursement by 30%.
Government-hired mystery shoppers were to spy on doctors to figure out what’s really going wrong. Thankfully, public outcry at this $350,000 taxpayer-funded program led to its demise.
Want to fix primary care? Ain’t no mystery. Pay docs enough to keep their doors open or get out of the way. More and more physicians are boycotting abusive third parties and establishing direct relationships with patients who value their services.