Are you paying attention?
Medicare for all would not be a great option, since we can barely sustain Medicare for some.
Government has to get more and more creative in order to make the 💰 last longer.
Part of that creativity is to reduce output.
Another part of that will be to increase revenue to this system.
Reducing output is easy. They are simply paying less for services and taking less risk than previous years.
For instance, ACO (hospitals and other entities) are seeing less reimbursement than previous years for the same procedure.
Less income means that the hospitals have to find other ways to generate income or to become “leaner” in their operations. This may mean less one-one time for PTs.
What do you think the solution should be?
See some of the comments to understand why we are running into problems.