fpm20170900p21-uf1Family physicians have always been the quarterbacks of our health care system. Today, they’re increasingly under pressure. Across the country, our health care system is going through a transformational shift, from rewarding volume to rewarding value. This shift, which bases reimbursement on the quality of care provided rather than just the number and type of services, can feel overwhelming, but it may ultimately give family physicians new opportunities to prosper. It may also enable family physicians to finally be able to offer patients the kind of care that drew them to medicine in the first place – personal, proactive care that provides true value for patients without wasting resources…..more