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Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: Patient Zero ()
Date: April 30, 2015 04:44PM

In the past year 3 of my different doctors have closed their independent practices and all moved to Inova. What gives?

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: Former Student ()
Date: April 30, 2015 05:26PM

Obamacare. Increased regulatory burden pushes independent practitioners/small groups to join up with hospitals, who are able to manage the paperwork better.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: April 30, 2015 05:27PM

If I can't say a doctor name, not using him/her.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: libs destroyed America ()
Date: April 30, 2015 05:49PM

Libs.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: Private Practioner ()
Date: April 30, 2015 06:51PM

I concur with Former Student in that current government regulations make maintaining a private practice nearly impossible. The cost of carrying malpractice insurance is astronomical and to employ competent staff, both administrative and medical, is a complete drain on any doctor's budget. Issues such as litigation, scheduling, billing, etc., that have nothing to do with actually practicing medicine make having an organization like INOVA behind you a deal nearly impossible to refuse. That all visits, even phone inquiries, are to be logged and tracked electronically make real time with patients almost an afterthought for doctors. It is an unfortunate trend.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: Jerry2 ()
Date: April 30, 2015 07:20PM

My doc kept his practice but charges a high membership fee. Thanks liberal dumbasses, here takes some more.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: Inova is good ()
Date: April 30, 2015 07:26PM

Kinda sucked losing my old doctor, but I like the expanded hours and computer records from the group practice.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: April 30, 2015 07:46PM

Stop talking to yourself you lifeless loser.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: johnny ringo ()
Date: April 30, 2015 08:16PM

So are they doing this to make it easy to control the doctors? Seems to me since they have banned the construction of doctor owned hospitals then the hospitals have the monopoly. And form healthcare groups like Inova that then collect up all the doctors pushed out of independent business. And since the hospitals are heavily regulated and receive funds from the feds, they are beholden to HHS and can force doctors to execute ACA's mandates. Centralized healthcare without having to call it what it really is.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Posted by: iLester ()
Date: April 30, 2015 08:36PM

Insurers have been cutting back on the doctors in their network.

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Re: Doctors all going to Inova. WTF?
Date: April 30, 2015 09:11PM

The regulatory burden of Obamacare and added Medicare/Medicaid regulations have made it very difficult for doctors to maintain an individual practice.

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