Opinion: Physician payments should work toward health equity

The current physician payment system does not adequately address the socioeconomic factors that impact patients’ health outcomes, says the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new position paper published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Reforming Physician Payments to Achieve Greater Equity and Value in Health Care: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians. This paper makes a series of recommendations about how new payment models should be designed to better account for social drivers that impact patient health.

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