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Title
Physician customary charges and Medicare payment experience: study findings [published erratum appears in Health Care Finance Rev 1992 Spring;13(3):preceding table of contents]
First Author
Kowalczyk, George I
Date of Pub
1991 Winter
Pages
57-73
Volume
13
Issue
2
Other Authors
Harden, Stephen D
Abstract
Customary charges have had significant impacts in determining reasonable prices under the historic Medicare physician payment system. This article contains new, comprehensive information on customary charges as well as data aggregated at the physician level. These baseline data have some important policy implications, such as the study findings, that indicate that the Medicare fee schedule is likely to have significant impacts on individual physician practices. The study is based on data for medical, surgical, and consultation services for nine States.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Reimbursement Mechanisms : Fee Schedules : Fees, Medical/statistics & numerical data : Medicare Assignment : Medicare Part B/economics/organization & administration/statistics & numerical data : Office Visits/economics : Pilot Projects : Private Practice/economics : Rate Setting and Review/methods : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB92-167279