In the meantime, the physicians are going to meet with insurers and discuss reimbursements, Valenti adds. "We are going to the pull out our data and show we're doing as good as we can, and we do a great job with patients," he adds.
If the group doesn't make headway to improve its financial situation, "we're going to look at the administrative cost of joining a group that has better contracts than we do. I don't know what else to do,"
Valenti is a young doctor, but the profession has gotten him older.
"There was a time I felt a little bit sad and angry," Valenti says, "And now I feel determined."