81% of physicians had lower revenue than pre-pandemic

Statistic Info

The AMA commissioned a nationwide survey of patient care physicians in July and August of 2020 to assess the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results, based on the responses of 3,500 physicians, illustrate the precarious trends and realities facing physician practices.

Author: American Medical Association

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Approximately 80% of physicians also said prior authorizations at least sometimes result in treatment abandonment

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