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Survey: 44% of Physicians Do Not Plan to Participate in Exchanges

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Forty-four percent of physicians said they do not plan to participate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges, according to new survey results from Jackson & Coker.

A total of 3,072 practicing physicians completed the survey between Nov. 8 and Nov. 12. Here are some other key findings.

• Along with the 44 percent of physicians who are not and do no plan to participate in the exchanges, 24 percent said they are undecided, 17 percent said they plan to participate but are not currently and 15 percent said they are currently participating.

• The majority of physicians feel several components of their field will be negatively affected by the PPACA, including their compensation (71 percent), workload (61 percent), quality of patient care (60 percent), decision-making abilities (57 percent) and patient access to care (51 percent).

• Thirty percent of physicians said insurance companies will be the one group to benefit most from implementation of the PPACA, while 23 percent said no one will benefit from the law. Twenty percent believe patients will benefit from the law and 8 percent said hospitals. Only 0.1 percent of respondents said physicians would benefit most.

• More than 65 percent of physicians said they anticipate spending more time on nonclinical, nonpatient administrative activities under the PPACA.

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