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Revising Medicare's Physician Fee Schedule—Much Activity, Little Change

March 22, 2007
New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 356, No. 12
Paul B. Ginsburg, Robert A. Berenson

Without an effective way to track changes in medical practice and physician productivity, the underlying structure of Medicare’s physician fee schedule has defied gravity, generally rewarding specialty procedures at the expense of primary care services, according to a perspective by economist Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., and Robert Berenson, M.D., in the March 22 New England Journal of Medicine.

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