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Title
Medicare and Medicaid physician payment incentives.
First Author
Burney, Ira L
Date of Pub
1979 Summer
Pages
62-78
Volume
1
Issue
1
Other Authors
Blaxall, Martha O; Gabel, Jon R; Schieber, George J
Abstract
The incentives in the Medicare and Medicaid physician payment systems and their effects on six interrelated aspects of health care costs and beneficiary access to care were analyzed. Research results and data presented indicate that Medicare and Medicaid physician payment incentives are inconsistent with current public policy goals of (1) containing inflation in fees and expenditures, (2) encouraging physician participation in public programs, (3) improving the geographic and specialty distributions of physicians, (4) encouraging primary care instead of surgery, and also outpatient rather than inpatient treatment.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Health Services Accessibility : Ambulatory Care/economics : Cost Control : Fees, Medical : Inflation, Economic : Insurance, Physician Services/economics : Medicaid/economics : Medicare/economics : Physicians/supply & distribution : Reimbursement Mechanisms/economics : Reimbursement, Incentive/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB81-112799