From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other sources that we believe are relevant to our audience. We wanted to bring attention to this article from the Winter 2021 issue of Congress Quarterly titled “Considerations for Private Practice Groups in the Age of COVID.” Stacey Lang, an executive administrator at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a volunteer with the Neurosurgery Executives’ Resource Value & Education Society, outlines both short-term and long-term considerations for practice restructuring in the COVID-19 era, including staffing, facility and scheduling matters.
According to a recently released American Medical Association survey, the average number of weekly office visits per provider fell by over 50%. In addition, while on average physicians experienced a 32% drop in revenue since February, approximately 20% saw reductions of 50% or more. Less than 20% of physicians reported no decrease in revenue. Given the duration of the pandemic thus far, it is difficult to remember what everyday practice was and to imagine that we will, at some point, return to normal, albeit a new normal.
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