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How physicians handle payment reform

While the physician burdens of payment reform vary depending on the type of practice, some of the stresses are fairly universal, experts tell Healthcare Dive, and some have potential solutions.

Dr. William Bithoney, Chief Physician Executive and Managing Director in BDO’s Healthcare Advisory practice, finds EHRs and the impacts of narrow networks to be among the top stressors. He notes while EHRs can be “debilitatingly expensive” and force physicians to change the way they interact with patients, they are now undoubtedly necessary for the sake of capturing quality metrics.