This family physician, 77, sees private practice’s value every day
Barbara Hummel, MD, decides how many patients to see and for how long. It’s the kind of autonomy she dreamed of when pursuing medicine in her 40s.
May 21, 2021: Advocacy Update other news
AMA analysis shows most physicians work outside of private practice and more in the latest other news in Advocacy Update.
Physician practice: Why it’s not one size fits all
Doctors in private practice, integrated care and an employed physician model detail the pros and cons of a variety of practice modes.
Shifts away from smaller and private practices pick up speed
Newly published research shows that a majority of U.S. doctors now work outside of physician-owned practices. Learn more with the AMA.
Publications & Newsletters
Top news stories from AMA Morning Rounds®: Week of May 3, 2021
In the news: COVID vaccines and anxiety, herd immunity unlikely, Biden’s vaccination goal, majority physicians outside physician-owned practices, almost 1million enrolled in ACA special enrollment period.
AMA analysis shows most physicians work outside of private practice
Share of physicians who work in physician-owned practices has dropped to less than 50%.
The AMA helps sustain the viability of private practice
Private practices have been struggling for years; the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the financial strain and burdensome regulatory requirements faced by physician practice owners. AMA advocacy, resources and research help private practices thrive.
Fight Regulatory Burdens
AMA-inspired changes to office visit reporting will save the typical office-based physician 180 hours of documentation each year.