SSA Doctors Revolt

TPMG BLOG Social Security’s War With Its Doctors – Unintended Consequences SSA is in a knock-down drag-out battle with its own cadre of contracted physicians. There have been a series of articles written addressing the issue including a November 21, 2011 Wall Street Journal write-up. The Ponder Media Group has verified the problem through its un-named internal sources. In addition to pressuring its headquarters doctors to, in effect, get paid less while producing more, similar “management initiatives” have been instituted at the state level. There are thousands of these doctors at the state level, many of whom have not actually practiced medicine in years or who have a very limited practice. A meeting was held at SSA Baltimore Headquarters with SSA senior management and 140 agency doctors. “Coincidentally”, a third of these physicians left the agency shortly thereafter. Some of the physician concerns include: A reduction in the pay rate

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