Can you say, "Parity please?"

29 Sep 2016 11:20 AM | April Spencer (Administrator)

All these Vermont doctors want is what all independent doctors want: the same pay as employed physicians. Shell game is right!

Independent Doctors Call Reimbursement Plan a 'Shell Game'

By Erin Mansfield | VTDigger | Sept. 19, 2016

The chief medical officer for an independent practice organization says it’s possible to lower prices paid to the University of Vermont Medical Center by 3 percent and use that money to increase pay to independent doctors by 25 percent.

Dr. Paul Reiss, of HealthFirst, said that shift would go a long way toward pay parity for independent doctors, who say they’re paid as little as a third of what doctors employed by academic medical centers get for the same services.

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