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Lack of Awareness of Reimbursement and Compensation Models amongst Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees

Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Megan K. Loo, MD MPH, Robbin G. Cohen, MD MMM, Craig J. Baker, MD, Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, Michael E. Bowdish, MD MS

In this article, Loo et al demonstrate in a survey to the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association membership that only approximately 20% of trainees were accurate in estimating surgeon reimbursement, with a demonstrated lack of understanding in how reimbursement models work, despite acknowledgement of its importance. This study highlights an area of need for creation of a dedicated reimbursement / financial education curricula for cardiothoracic surgery trainees.

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