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Bill would turn to inactive, retired docs to ease shortage
Modern Healthcare

The latest legislative attempt to reduce the shortage of primary-care physicians would retrain inactive or retiring physicians to provide such care.

To help close what HHS estimates is a gap of 16,000 primary-care physicians between the nation’s needs and its provider workforce, Rep. Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the chamber, introduced the Physician Reentry Demonstration Program Act (PDF).