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Paying the Doctor: Health Policy and Physician Reimbursement

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Moreno Jonathan D.. ; ed. 194 pages. New York: : Auburn House; ; 1990.. $39.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(5):412. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-5-412_2
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Physicians yearning for the days when the fruit hung low and the picking was easy will appreciate this collection of essays; it will make them ponder the ways in which they are now paid for their professional medical services. Most of the 14 chapters invoke a perspective of physician entitlement. Physicians who still do not understand why they can no longer just send in a bill and get a check from an insurance company are the book's intended audience.

The basic elements of current physician reimbursement formats are adequately covered. The range of possible modifications likely to occur in these


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