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The health care landscape is changing rapidly, driven by payment reform, regulatory changes, technology and consumer demands, among other factors. AMA advocacy, resources and research help make private practice a viable option for physicians.

For physicians considering private practice and for those who are already working independently, the AMA provides resources to contribute to the success of this model of care.

Private Practice Physicians Section (PPPS)

The Private Practice Physicians Section (PPPS) seeks to preserve the freedom, independence and integrity of private practice.

Learn more about the current state of private practice.

Identify, learn about and compare practice settings.

Learn more about contracting considerations for a private practice.

Many physicians have the option of affiliating with or being employed by a hospital, health system or an ACO. Explore key issues and more.

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