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Will healthcare reform require doctors to give up independent practice?

Joane Goodroe
Nursing
Healthcare reform does NOT require physicians to give up independent practice. However, physicians are continuing to see decreases in reimbursement which is a major reason that physicians are joining larger groups or becoming employees of other organizations such as health systems.

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