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Lawmakers Warned of Dwindling Solo Medical Practices

Health system reform may be driving some of the decline, but some say medical homes and accountable care organizations offer new opportunities for small groups. Physicians and health analysts testified to lawmakers that growing evidence shows doctors are shutting down their small private practices to join larger health organizations due to administrative, payment, and medical liability pressures — and that health system reform may be playing a part.