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Title
Monitoring access following Medicare price changes: physician perspective.
First Author
McCall, Nancy T
Date of Pub
1993 Spring
Pages
97-117
Volume
14
Issue
3
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
In this article, the author examines changes in Medicare beneficiaries' access to services following the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 "overpriced" procedure price reductions from the physician perspective. Three measures of physician availability remained essentially constant: number of physicians treating beneficiaries or performing overpriced procedures; average Medicare caseload; and average share of a physician's Medicare practice comprised of those who are poor and not white. Physician practice characteristics were examined and provided evidence of continuing participation in Medicare: Average Medicare revenue increased 10 percent, and average volume of all services increased. However, physicians with the largest fee reductions or who were the most financially dependent on the procedures did not change overpriced procedure volume.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Analysis of Variance : Fee Schedules : Health Services Accessibility/economics : Medicare Assignment/statistics & numerical data : Medicare Part B/economics/utilization : Physicians/classification/economics : Program Evaluation/statistics & numerical data : Rate Setting and Review : Relative Value Scales : United States : Workload/statistics & numerical data
NTIS Number
PB95-111274