Physician Workforce: The Next Generation
The new health reform law poses questions about how the increase in the insured population will affect the demand on the health care workforce. Will it increase the shortage among primary care physicians? What about specialists? How much of the workforce shortage can be alleviated by payment incentives in the new law for both primary care and general surgery, and other new incentives to practice in underserved areas? Are there enough effective efforts in place to recruit and train ethnically diverse and culturally sensitive physicians? This November 15 briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presents some answers.
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Speakers for this session:
The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and David Krol of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Ed Howard – Welcome
David Krol – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Tom Ricketts, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
- Jay Crosson, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
- Ed Salsberg, National Center for Workforce Analysis, HRSA
also of interest
- How Much Will Medicaid Physician Fees for Primary Care Rise in 2013? Evidence from a 2012 Survey of Medicaid Physician Fees
- Increasing Medicaid Payments for Certain Primary Care Physicians in 2013 and 2014: A Primer on the Health Reform Provision and Final Rule
- Kaiser Health Tracking Poll -- July 2011
- Physician Willingness and Resources to Serve More Medicaid Patients: Perspectives from Primary Care Physicians