ROBERT A. BERENSON, M.D.
Physician payment policy in Medicare has become a hot topic of debate, but like the weather, everyone seems to talk about it, but no one does anything to change it. Patients complain about huge doctor bills, which often are from physicians they have not chosen and sometimes have not even met. The Federal government, faced with unprecedented budget deficits, decries the rise in Medicare physician spending, which currently is more than $20 billion a year. Between 1975 and 1985, federal expenditures for physician services under Part B of Medicare increased at a rate of about 16% a year (1). Even
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BERENSON RA. Physician Payment Reform: Finally. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:929–931. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-6-929
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(6):929-931.
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