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Title
Effects of selected fee schedule options on physicians' Medicare receipts.
First Author
Christensen, Sandra
Date of Pub
1987 Winter
Pages
25-37
Volume
9
Issue
2
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
The Congress has indicated interest in modifying the system by which Medicare pays for physicians' services, and implementation of a Medicare fee schedule may be the most feasible change in the near term. In this article, the effects on physicians' Medicare receipts of a variety of fee schedules are simulated using 1984 Medicare claims data for a nationally representative sample of physician practices. The results show that reasonable choices concerning specialty and geographic differentials would shift payments away from surgical specialists and urban areas toward generalists (general practitioners, family practitioners, and internists) and less urban areas.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Data Collection : Fee Schedules/methods : Insurance, Physician Services/economics : Medicare/economics : Specialties, Medical/economics : Statistics : United States
NTIS Number
PB88-196670