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Question of the Week: Physician Independence
I would like to have a discussion. Please leave comments here but also check Facebook for those comments left there. This blog really couldn’t be made into a poll because it’s not that simple. Here goes:
Do you think there is a chance doctors can unhinge themselves from being employed by hospitals?
- Would that be a good thing?
- Could they do it without billing insurance companies? An example would be DPC for primary care. Specialists may never be able to have a membership model but could offer cash price ONLY and screw the insurers. Is this possible?
- Do you have any other ways to create physician independence and control? Unionize?
(The image is me from years ago for the cover of the now defunct Placebo Journal)