Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about MACRA and the QPP, two programs designed to promote the growth of and expand access to primary care physicians, while improving quality. Despite all the healthcare industry media coverage on this topic, a 2016 survey from the, Physicians Foundation, revealed that of the 600,000 providers who participated, only 20% knew what the Medicare Access and Chip Re-authorization Act (MACRA) was. Furthermore, 33% of the participating doctors included in the survey identified themselves as independent or group practice owners, down from 48% in 2012.
Why the sudden 15% drop in such a brief period?
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