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- Fighting Hand To Hand Over Physician Workforce Policy. Grumbach, Kevin // Health Affairs;Sep2002, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p13
A vexing problem in health policy is getting the right number of physicians in the right specialties in the right locations at the right time. I examine market and public planning approaches to getting the number "right" After discussing the basic premises of the invisible hand of the market and...
- Miles to go. Beckley, Elizabeth Thompson // Modern Physician;Mar2003, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p12
Discusses the payment formula changes confronting physicians in the U.S. as of March 1, 2003. Demands of physicians from lawmakers; Plan of lobbyists for physicians on the regulatory side; Factor that hinders potential increases in the payment formula.
- What Cornerstone Is Best for Physician Payment Reform? Stason, William B. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Mar87, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p468
Editorial. Focuses on physician payment reform in the U.S. Effects of the payment reforms on physicians and the recipients of health care; Criticism of the current customary, prevailing and reasonable system of payment; Disadvantages of charge-based approach as the sole basis for physician...
- Happiness for all. Hallam, Kristen // Modern Healthcare;11/06/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 46, p6
Reports on the overall Medicare payment increase for physicians in the United States effective January 1, 2001. Percentage increase in the Medicare payment and corresponding amount; Reactions from physician groups; Why cardiologists are also happy with the Medicare payment increase.
- Process Provides Opportunity to Improve Physician Payments. Hunter, Tim // Orthopedic Design & Technology;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p18
The article provides a brief overview on the establishment of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) five-year physician work relative value unit (Work RVU) update process to enhance physician payments for all procedures and services performed in the U.S. The Work RVU is designed not...
- ObamaCare's Threat to Doctors. Amerling, Richard // USA Today Magazine;Mar2010, Vol. 138 Issue 2778, p69
The article examines the threat posed by ObamaCare to doctors in the U.S. It is noted that because of price controls on reimbursement, most doctors, unlike other businesses, are unable to pass on higher costs to consumers. The author argues that ObamaCare will control medical care that would be...
- A CRITICAL LOOK AT PROJECTIONS OF THE NEED FOR PHYSICIANS. // Monthly Labor Review;Nov71, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p60
Discusses an impending shortage in the supply of physicians in the U.S. Problems in the distribution of available physician services to areas of greatest need.
- Physician fee levels: Medicare versus Canada. Welch, W. Pete; Katz, Steven J. // Health Care Financing Review;Spring93, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p41
Compares the physician fees paid by Medicare to those paid by Canadian provinces. Comparison of fees by type of service; Canadian health care policy; Multiple-payer system in the United States.
- EDs Get a Break on E/Ms As Congress Passes Pay Fix. // ED Coding Alert;Jan2011, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p4
The article reports on the passage of a Senate Finance Committee bill that defers the 25% decrease in Medicare pay in 2011 in the U.S. It cites that the postponement of the 25% Medicare cut allows seniors to continue gaining access to physician care. It notes that many physicians may limit the...