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Doctor Acquisitions Spiked Amid The Pandemic

Nearly 70% of America's physicians were employed by hospitals or corporations by the end of 2020, and nearly half of physician practices were owned by them, according to a new analysis released by the Physicians Advocacy Institute. Why it matters: The health care industry is becoming increasingly consolidated, which studies suggest will lead to even higher prices. Flashback: "The coronavirus is shriveling the businesses of doctors' practices, which serve as the home base for most patients," Axios' Bob Herman reported last spring. "Small and independent groups that are facing the most severe cash crunches eventually may ...

SCCMA/MCMS Members Lead at CMA’s Legislative Advocacy Day

  The California Medical Association kicked off its 44th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18th. The SCCMA and MCMS has approximately 30 physicians, residents and students who joined over 500 California physicians, residents and medical students to meet with legislators to share their voice and concern over AB 3087.  With a record turnout of physician leaders and a unified voice advocating around the potential negative impact of AB 3087, it was a tremendously successful day at the Capitol. The day kicked off with a briefing delivered by Janus Norman, CMA’s ...