Most physician leaders say that sequestration budget cuts will affect their healthcare organizations, according to the American College of Physician Executives' online poll, which was distributed via e-mail to about 11,000 physician leaders.
Of the 590 responses, 57.5% said that sequestration budget cuts would have effects on their organizations like decreasing Medicare reimbursements or cutting funding for research and training. While 21.4% disagreed, another 21.2% said they didn't know if they would feel an impact.
Some participants posted comments in response to the poll, citing frustration with budget cuts and expressing concern that they would have a disproportionately negative effect on self-employed physicians. Meanwhile, others threw their support behind scaled-back spending, despite what it might mean for healthcare.