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Advanced Practice Provider Executives, Inc. - APPex

Some doctors don't like Obamacare quality penalties: survey

Posted over 3 years ago by Nicholas M Perrino

"About 50 percent of primary care physicians say the increased use of quality metrics to assess provider performance will negatively affect care. Only about 22 percent find the opposite, the survey from Kaiser Family Foundation and Commonwealth Fund reveals.

The doctors appear to be revolting against Obamacare's push to align Medicare payments towards the quality of care rather than a single fee for service.

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants appear to be more amenable to the quality metrics but are still more likely to see negative impacts than a positive effect, the survey said."