(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

When health care industry experts decried the potential effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a phrase heard over and over during discussions was “provider shortage.”

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration predicted in the November 2013 report, “Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020,” that based on utilization patterns, the number of primary care physicians will increase by 8 percent by 2020, but the demand for primary physicians will increase by 14 percent, well outpacing the supply.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.