Read any article or watch any news segment about the coronavirus affecting our healthcare system and you will notice a trend: hospitals are the main concern.
How can we ensure hospital-employed physicians have access to personal protective equipment? What happens if hospitals begin to lose revenue at astronomical rates, or if their doctors fall ill?
What about independent physicians? As someone who has spent her entire career in independent practice (and currently here in Annapolis), protective equipment, revenue and reimbursement rates, and personal safety are always at the forefront of my mind. Amid the current pandemic, these issues are tenfold.