"There's a growing trend within health care to get bigger," says
According to a
"As physician offices get bought out, historically independent physician practices are becoming a thing of the past,"
The mega-merger frenzy was a concern to
"IPNs are a way for independent physicians to decrease cost and increase quality, while improving access in their communities,"
"Essentially, IPNs give patients and physicians choices," he says.
Another factor may also be driving more independent physicians to come together to form IPNs,
MACRA goes live in 2019, but initial baselines will be established starting in 2017 during a performance period that begins on
"Realistically, you may have a well-qualified, top-notch physician practicing in a solo or small practice, who unfortunately will find it more difficult because of MACRA," says
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