TITLE

Medicare Payment Flawed, but Docs Disagree on Reform

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Radiology Today;Dec2010, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a survey which reveals that most physicians believe Medicare reimbursement is unjust but they disagree concerning proposed reforms in the U.S. It notes that many reform proposals have focused on clinician reimbursement as a target to boost cost savings while improving care. Suggested strategies include financial bonuses and promotion of accountable care organizations.
ACCESSION #
61833326

 

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