Nearly Half of Primary Care Doctors Unaware of ACA Pay Hikes

Five years after Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), almost half of primary care physicians are in the dark about pay raises the law bestowed on them, according to a new survey of these practitioners.

That survey, conducted earlier this year by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Commonwealth Fund, also reported that 48% of primary care physicians said they did not know enough about the law to understand how it was affecting their practices.

One ACA provision raised their Medicare rates for office visits and preventive care by 10% from 2011 through the end of 2015. Yet 49% of physicians surveyed said they were unaware of this increase.

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