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I've enjoyed the progression of SDN threads lately:
What specialties can be least easily done by computers?
What specialties can least be done by mid-levels?
What non-surgical specialties will be well reimbursed going forward?
Those that bill appropriately and make sure they are paid promptly. [No. Really. If you think I'm joking, you should spend some time in medical billing.]
If I were to guess:
Pain Management Specialists
If a block grant system takes over, my assumption (possibly incorrect) is that the coordinators of healthcare (meaning internal medicine, family medicine, other kinds of primary care) would see an increase in pay, possibly at the expense of those who operate on a fee for service model. If state governments only get lump sums for their healthcare budgets, it's in their best interest to have talented people who can keep costs down.How do you figure? Getting rid of fee for service will likely drop salaries, not raise them.