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Health care changes and your first job

March 15, 2018

Why keeping regulatory developments in mind can help your career.

The regulatory environment has changed while you’ve been in fellowship. How does the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), practice aggregation and value-based care impact your first job? It depends on where you get employed. Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH, explained at a recent AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshop that a key factor you should keep in mind is how regulation impacts gastroenterologists at large systems versus groups of practices versus smaller practices. A few changes to  be cognizant of include:  

  • Systems and practices transitioning away from fee-for-service care. 
  • Smaller practices becoming rarer. 
  • Rise of standardization and less autonomy.  

View the full presentation (login required), which also covers the rise of the clinical educator tract, using UCLA as a case study. 

Interested in attending a workshop? We'll be having one on April 11 at the UPenn Biomedical Research Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Visit www.gastro.org/education to see all on-demand education designed specifically for trainees and early career GIs. 

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