US cardiologists increasingly joining larger practices, study shows

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Scientists discovered that the portion of cardiologists operating in practices of 5 cardiologists or less reduced from 34.2 percent in 2013 to 27 percent in 2017, Medscape reports. The portion of cardiologists working in practices of 25 cardiologists or more increased from 26 percent in 2013 to 35.8 percent in 2017.

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The research, released in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, includes data on doctor practices from 2 years, 2013 and 2017, collected from the CMS Physician Compare website. Researchers also gathered information from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which utilizes CMS information to offer info about nationwide, local and local health care markets.

New research study reveals that cardiologists in the U.S. are moving far from solo or small practices in favor of signing up with larger ones, according to Medscape.

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