Will Outsourced Medical Billing Ease the Burden on Fewer Doctors Due to Healthcare Law? by medicalbillers

VIEWS: 1 PAGES: 2

More Info
									                                                                                              http://www.medicalbillersandcoders.com
End to End Medical Billing Solutions


               Will Outsourced Medical Billing Ease the Burden on Fewer
                           Doctors Due to Healthcare Law?
         The doctor-patient ratio has woefully been disproportionate across the 50 states in the U.S., and
         researchers believe that it may continue to be far from ideal and even worsen in the coming years:

                      Researchers have estimated that even in the absence of the health care reform law, the shortage
                      of doctors would have exceeded 100,000 by 2025.
                      When the ACA is included, the Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2015
                      the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed.
                      This figure is expected to double by 2025 when the retirement of the baby boomers and the
                      implementation of the ACA are in full force.

         And, when you consider the recommendation of the recent health care law authorizing the induction of 30
         million Americans into the health insurance coverage, it may simply be an overwhelming proposition both
         clinically and operational. Majority of the new inductees are believed to be baby boomers, whose medical
         needs tend to be complex; Medicare officials predict that enrollment will surge to 73.2 million in 2025.

         To know more : Medical Billing Services

         While the patient population has constantly been increasing, there have not been enough doctors in the
         pool to respond to the clinical demand. Even though medical schools have seen a steady increase in
         enrollment, the problem of trained and job-ready graduates still persists. Moreover, younger doctors are
         more selective about their work-hours. And, the fact that about a third of the nation’s doctors are well
         beyond the age of 55 and fast approaching retirement has not helped the cause at all.

         Another possible reason behind shortage of doctors could be disparity in compensation to physicians – a
         study by the Medical Group Management Association found primary care doctors make about $200,000 a
         year while specialists often earn twice as much. As a result, the proportion of medical students choosing to
         enter primary care has declined steadily in the past 15 years.

         While The Obama Administration has pledged to ease the shortage, it may not entirely possible to respond
         to the demand of around 45,000 primary care doctors by the next decade; the proposed increase in
         Medicaid’s primary care payment rates in 2013 and 2014 may at best encourage an increase of around
         5000 primary care doctors by 2020.

         The trend is certainly bad from patients’ perspective as there may not be sufficient doctors around to
         deliver quality medical care. And, for doctors it could mean stretching the limits clinically, and submitting
         far too many medical claims with multiple health insurance carriers. While physicians should continue to
         shoulder unprecedented clinical responsibilities till such time when the doctor-patient ratio balance evens
         out, they can at least control and maximize their reimbursements with external medical billing.


                                              www.medicalbillersandcoders.com
                                             Copyright ©-2013 M.D.C.P. All Rights Reserved.
                                                                                                              Page 1 of 2
                                                                                              http://www.medicalbillersandcoders.com
End to End Medical Billing Solutions


         Medicalbillersandcoders.com has been physicians’ choice during times of clinical and operational crisis. Our
         nation-wide affiliation with expert medical billing resources help physicians chose and engage medical
         billers either on contingency or on-going basis. As the new health care law is likely to enhance clinical and
         operational responsibilities, physicians’ could easily off load their burden to our pool of credible and
         competent medical billers.

         Browse All : Outsourced Medical Billing




                                              www.medicalbillersandcoders.com
                                             Copyright ©-2013 M.D.C.P. All Rights Reserved.
                                                                                                              Page 2 of 2

								
To top