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Either one of my buddies here I feel like it's just a reunion or something I don't know what I know is joining us today this is.
I'm really interested in this topic because in the way that we we know each other friendly -- from the outside of fox and you know you know my father he ever.
Heart transplant recently he's gotten a lot of issues.
With heart doctors cardiologists and so forth.
And they're kind of I think is sort of that issue here -- on the a lot of other doctors when it comes to.
They're -- insurance premiums and where they are now going when they're leading their private practices that's right and you know like these cardiologists as we know.
-- from experience are really considered rock stars of many hospitals and that's what we accountable.
And our story I -- in New Jersey weakening economy combined to win.
A dwindling insurance payouts and rising costs have driven.
A number of cardiologists you we have private practices behind and instead choosing to operate.
-- at hospitals it is a trend that continues to -- to hook.
Cardiologists are feeling the brunt of -- health care system they say is in cardiac arrest.
So much of our time was being devoted to.
Worrying about paying the bills and worrying about running -- small business rather than worrying about our patience.
According to the American College of Cardiology more than half of all cardiology private practices in the U -- have recently made major cuts to their budget or shut their doors altogether.
With 40% choosing instead to work for a hospital.
A switch positions say increases quality of care.
We don't want to be driven to do more procedures to make more money.
And that's clearly.
A negative we -- to be incentivized.
To ultimately provide good care for the patient.
The ACC claims more uninsured Americans cuts to Medicare reimbursement and an aging population and made private practice unsustainable.
At these changes will lead to be closely monitor.
There is a little concerned that when a physician is employed by a non physician entity.
That they are no longer need unfettered advocate of the patient necessarily they're working for a boss.
And you know as we watch this that many patients is that we talked to as we went through this story.
A lot of people worry.
That maybe their relationships will change with their doctors you know my doctors -- in my office then he's going to he's at a hospital in my gonna get the same kind of care.
These doctors and hospital staff say absolutely in fact -- care.
Made -- and most possibly will be better and the hospital in the future is not going to be a place where you go when you're sick.
But it's going to be a place to go when -- well and it's not just cardiologist cardiologists featured in our story about a lot of different dot types of doctors.
Are going to do this is just kind of the way the world.
Yes because when you think of hospital of going to the hospital you think -- okay go you know I really all of you don't put me -- some horrible thing -- -- -- Any idea it's exactly it's emergency don't think it going there.
Are -- just put -- -- of the mechanisms behind the sort of behind the scenes behind the scenes so you were in there are actually doing that.
What was it it was it was hard -- a little.
Heart surgeries by the house's -- so we watched two different patients doctor art -- tell us.
-- -- -- -- there in the piece we watched him work throughout the afternoon on the incredible to watch him and his team an entire team.
I'm doing this of course and done I did -- to stay out the door I didn't go all the way but our camera sideways -- Jon Ralston was inside operator was there -- -- Our camera guy who was from the content so this network.
And he was as incredible steady hand.
Right over at my next bodies obviously we -- careful on as these people are being operated on we have their permission to be.
Inside of the operating room but incredible to watch and I think was our photons and he was sorry it was incredible and -- It was.
An incredible journey to watch this and snow the types of changes that are coming because and less.
You hear these types of stories you don't know until -- -- -- -- weightless my doctor going.
You know so we're trying to educate people who also.
I have more complete article for you on foxnews.com.
Where you can see the full story.
And we'll get more information and links there is right there -- the picture of that runoff in our producer took with his iPhone.
In the operating room right next all the instruments and so you can read more about it.
Online fox and his great that's fantastic well thank you good to see my candidacy tidbits happen --
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