Friday, November 23, 2007

BLOGSCAN - The Dwindling of Primary Care

On the Retired Doc's Thoughts blog, Dr James Gaulte tied the dwindling of primary care to how Medicare controls physicians' reimbursement. Furthermore, he ties the continuing imbalance between the generally poor reimbursement for primary care and other cognitive services and the much better reimbursement for procedures to the influence of the shadowy RUC (RBRVS Update Committee), a topic which I have also ranted about (here and here). Kudos to Dr Gaulte for trying to keep a flame under this pot.

1 comment:

Zagreus Ammon said...

Also, see anything by Barbara Starfield. She has correlated population health to the degree if imbalance between specialist and generalist compensation.