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Docs treading lightly with new payment models
By Tracey Walker
From Managed Healthcare Executive on Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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The survey, from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), found that the majority (59%) of primary care physicians (PCPs) believe that the current fee-for-service model is not aligned with quality care.

“Physicians appear to be hesitant about whether recent efforts to reform healthcare reimbursements and improve patient care have worked,” says Karen Marlo, vice president, benchmarking & analysis, at the NBGH. PCP survey takers rated those efforts an average of 4.6 out of 10 in terms of their success.

This was one of the more interesting findings, according to Marlo. She says that although PCPs believe one of the best ways to control healthcare costs is coordination of care, it varied significantly by the age of the physician, with younger physicians leaning heavily toward coordination of care as the best method compared to liability reform for physicians over age 55 years.