What non-surgical specialties will be well reimbursed going forward?

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I figured most of them would get a bump as fee-for-service winds down.
 
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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?
 

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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?

Next thread: Which type of doctor is least likely to be assimilated by the Borg?

To answer the question, PM&R
 

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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
Physiatry
PM&R
Derm
 

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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
Physiatry
PM&R

Derm

Weak post content to username ratio. Aren't Physiatry and PM&R the same thing? I'm assuming you meant Psychiatry since they can do cash-only practice easier than other specialties and also get paid quickly.
 

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Cash only is pretty common in outpt psych. I doubt our reimbursement will drop anytime soon.
 

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How do you figure? Getting rid of fee for service will likely drop salaries, not raise them.
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.

Additionally, to truly incentivize people to go into primary care, salaries would have to rise.
 
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