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Title
Physician reaction to price changes: an episode-of-care analysis.
First Author
Lee, A James
Date of Pub
1994 Winter
Pages
65-83
Volume
16
Issue
2
Other Authors
Mitchell, Janet B
Abstract
Physicians may respond to fee reductions in a variety of ways. This episode-of-care analysis examines the impact of surgical fee reductions (mandated by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Acts [OBRAs] of 1986-87) on the overall pattern and cost of health care services provided in association with the surgical procedure itself. The study focuses on six procedure groups: cataract extractions; total hip replacement; total knee replacement; coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery; upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy; and prostatectomy. Only two of these procedures give significant evidence for the existence of a service volume offset to the fee reductions.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Episode of Care : Data Collection : Fee Schedules/legislation & jurisprudence : Health Services Research : Human : Medicare Part B/legislation & jurisprudence/statistics & numerical data : Patterns/economics/statistics & numerical data : Physician's Practice : Regression Analysis : Relative Value Scales : Specialties, Surgical/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : Surgical Procedures, Operative/economics/utilization : United States
NTIS Number
PB99-106486