5 Issues That Will Shape 2015 for Family Physicians


With the New Year in full swing mergers and consolidations are still very active and will continue at a high rate for 2015.  With consolidation in the marketplace challenges may present themselves in some of the following areas:

  • Practice consolidation will affect clinical autonomy and create bureaucracies
  • Physician – Patient relations could become strained
  • Administrative headaches with ICD-10 coding requirements
  • Cost transparency for patients
  • Growth spike with newly insured patients and decline in physician numbers