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Medicare [electronic resource] : Payments to Physicians.

Author/Creator:
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Publication:
[S.l] : [s.n.], 2007.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (48 p., digital, PDF file)
Subjects:
Medical economics.
Medicare.
Physicians.
Summary:
Explains the Medicare fee schedule for payments to physicians under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989; and the sustainable growth rate system, which generates a formula for calculating the annual update in payments for physician services. Examines issues related to the fee schedule, including 2007 fee schedule, imaging services, impact of spending increases on Part B premiums, access to care, geographic variation in payments, Medicare and private payment rates, payments for oncology services, and concierge care; and covers recent legislation.
Notes:
Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed Dec. 2010). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
CRS Report.
Other format:
Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Medicare
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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