"Focus: Health Care" piece on the recent trend of physicians leaving private pra
"Focus: Health Care" piece on the recent trend of physicians leaving private practice for hospital positions, and the implications for health care in Maine. Gordon Smith, executive vice president of the Maine Medical Association, questions the impacts for patient access to health care, physician-patient interaction and the mentality of physicians themselves. Former private practice physicians Anthony Mancini, Anthony Mistretta, and others cite the "abysmal" Medicaid reimbursements, overhead costs and malpractice insurance as reasons they have joined hospitals. With a related article on Casco Medical Group, which operator Charles Rainville II describes as a medical services organization with a unique business model. In exchange for equipment, building, and administrative staff, the physician pays Casco Medical Group 10 percent of accounts receivable. The group does not accept MaineCare patients, saying it is "financially untenable" to do so.
Physicians, Hospitals, Maine Medical Center Portland
Richardson, Whit, ""Focus: Health Care" piece on the recent trend of physicians leaving private pra" (2006). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3833.
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