Thirty-six percent of all doctors, and 45% of private practice doctors say they are more inclined to leave the medical profession because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study by CompHealth. Fifty-one percent of doctors surveyed view the ACA unfavorably while 30% view it favorably. Physicians in private practice are most pessimistic, with 61% saying they view the law negatively. Doctors also say the following about practicing medicine after the ACA:
- 47% say the ACA has improved access to healthcare and insurance.
- 44% say the ACA has had a neutral effect on their patients’ quality of healthcare.
- 76% of all doctors, and 86% of private practice doctors say they are not properly compensated by ACA reimbursements.
- 38% say their salaries have decreased.
- 44% spend less time with their patients.
- 68% spend too much time entering data.
- 59% spend too much time doing paperwork.
To cope with challenging circumstances, 40% of doctors are supplementing their income by filling in for other doctors, moonlighting, and consulting. Contact me for more information,