How Financial Pressures Impact Patient Care

How Financial Pressures Impact Patient Care

Many healthcare practitioners across the United States have, in recent years, reduced their volume and time spent with patients in order to keep up with declining rates of reimbursement. What are the causes and effects of this trend?

In this exclusive healthcare video from Staff Care, our physicians panel, convened in the early months of 2012 to discuss the trends affecting today’s healthcare workers, examines the implications of this situation, while pointing out the following:

  • Current trends increase the risk of fraud
  • Spending time with patients should be given more priority than reimbursement
  • Were we better off in the “pen and paper” days? Is there any going back?
  • This trend is evident in most forms of patient care, including family practitioners, pediatricians, and psychiatrists

 

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Have you experienced the kinds of shifts in patient care and physician attitudes described here? Or has your experience been different? We want to know what you think! Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.



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