Evaluating Changes in Compensation of Primary Care Physicians since Affordable Care Act
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Throughout the years there have been many changes to the healthcare system, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have had the largest impact on the compensation of physicians. This study will examine how the compensation of Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) has changed since the ACA was implemented. First this study will give a brief introduction and overview to history of healthcare and the ACA. Then factors that affect PCP compensation will be determined. In addition, responses regarding the satisfaction of PCPs will be compared between a survey prior to, and two surveys after the ACA was implemented.